With the Toronto Board of Health having just formally adopted a new city-wide food strategy, the timing is perfect for a truly cross-disciplinary discussion that explores the past, present, and future of food and the city. What’s more, as a multi-cultural, Green Belt-surrounded, food-processing hub, Toronto is particularly rich in infrastructural opportunities and challenges, as well as creative individuals-- the perfect place to bring people together for a fresh look at the city, through the lens of food.
As part of Hamilton's GritLit Literary Festival, authors James E. Elliott (Strange Fatality), Adrienne Shadd (The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway) and Coach House's own Glenn McArthur (A Progressive Traditionalist) will discuss how built history, the history of peoples and the history that doesn't show up in history books make a city. Graham Crawford from HIStory & HERitage will moderate.
The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.
You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.
On November 15th, 2009, we launched The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork with a panel discussion and cookie-decorating contest in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Herewith, a recording of that panel, moderated by CityBites editor Dick Snyder, and featuring Edible City contributors Sasha Chapman, Joshna Maharaj, Lorraine Johnson, Steven Biggs and Sarah B. Hood.
The Sustainability Network presents an after-work panel discussion for The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork. Witness a lively conversation among three of the book's key contributors: Wayne Roberts (NOW Magazine, Toronto Food Policy Council), Lorraine Johnson (author of over 10 environmental and gardening books) and Shawn Micallef (Spacing, Eye Weekly, [murmur]).
It has been a terribly exciting week of award nominations at the old Coach House! This morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award finalists, and we're thrilled to say that Sean Dixon was nominated for his play A God in Need of Help, as was Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Élise Turcotte's Guyana.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.