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VQA wine at the Sorauren Farmer's Market.

VQA winemakers taste success at Toronto farmers' markets

A two-year pilot program introduces local winemakers to Toronto markets, one sip at a time. Yonge Street talks to several wineries to learn more about how the city's various farmers' markets are supporting VQA wines. 

Glen Barbeau, overseeing the class at DA Morrison Junior High School

Literacy Through Hip Hop provides at-risk youth with more than education

Yonge Street visits D.A. Morrison Middle School at Danforth and Woodbine to learn how two teachers are making education accessible (and possible) for at-risk youth through an innovative Hip Hop literacy program, one of several programs throughout the city.

Ted Thorpe of Thorpe's Organic Produce at the Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market.

Where the foodies are: Exploring our burgeoning farmers' market scene

Toronto's farmers' markets reflect the character of their 'hoods just as much they reflect what local producers have on offer.

Craven Road

The joys of front-yard gardening: Food at your doorstep--and better privacy

For residents of writer Sarah B. Hood's Craven Road neighbourhood, small properties are no obstacle to vegetable gardening, especially for those who welcome a 'salad wall.'

The Riverdale Hub

The Riverdale Hub expands on Toronto's ever-evolving Gerrard Street

The Riverdale Hub is a social innovation co-working space with a difference: its mission is to empower minority communities. Along the way, a renovation and a bold new presence on Gerrard Street in Toronto's Little India neighbourhood may help speed area's revitalization efforts and test a new funding model for non-profits at the same time.

The Eco Laundry Room

Laundering innovation: the Eco Laundry Room saves time, money and the planet

Not your average laundromat, the Eco Laundry Room on Toronto's Danforth Avenue is an innovative example of how to "green" an established business model. It's also a nice place to hang out as an informal community centre.

100 Mile Child

Toronto you've heard of the 100 Mile Diet, now get ready for The 100 Mile Child

Two Toronto teachers search for a Canadian-made and non-toxic toy and find a solution by opening their own store. The 100-mile Child quickly went from a web-based home business to a retail space in the Carrot Common on The Danforth.
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