Media Advisory: Torontonians head to market! Calico showcases talent of city's low-income communities|
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September 6, 2002
St. Lawrence Market (South side of Front at Jarvis)
Calico, a village-style market that brings together the inspired art, textiles
and woodwork designed and sold by the city's low-income communities, will have
its official launch on Friday, September 6, 2002.
Calico brings together a selection of business ventures that have grown out of
various community economic development (CED) projects in Toronto. An initiative
of Dixon Hall, every dollar spent at the market will go directly back into the
communities and small businesses involved. Located on the lower level of St.
Lawrence Market (South), the space has been transformed into a village market,
and will be open for business the first and last Saturday of every month
beginning September 7.
This launch event will be attended by some of the following supporters and
Leslie Buresh, Federal Facilitator, Homelessness, Toronto
Maureen Adams, Vice President, United Way
Richard Kilburn, Vice President, Citibank
Barbara Hall, former Mayor of Toronto
Food will be provided by the Culinary Caravan - a food collective that
includes Afghan Women's Catering, Lemon and Allspice Cookery, Trinity/Cawthra
Square and The Raging Spoon.
Calico traders will also be on hand to talk about their work and the
significance of this venture.
For more information about Calico visit www.calicomarket.com.