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]).
In addition to being the start of the summer movie season, a time for flowers and the last name of Rod Stewart's friend Maggie, May is also the month of Doors Open Toronto and the start of Book Expo America! But here's the thing about May: it's the fifth month of the year, and as such (and because we're stumped for sale ideas), we're taking a fifth of the price off every title on the Coach House site!
From May 30 to June 1, the largest publishing event in North America – Book Expo America (or 'BEA' to those in 'the biz') – is hosted at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and Coach House will be there. Like every year, the Expo provides booksellers and publishing industry workers a preview of exciting new things happening in the world of 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.