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September 6, 2002
Community-based village market
  
Calico, Ontario's first community-based village market designed to help
homeless and at-risk local entrepreneurs, was launched on September 6 by Dixon
Hall (a United Way Agency), in partnership with the St. Lawrence Market.
Calico, situated on the lower level of the market, will be open to the public
on Saturday, September 7.

Calico is an economic development initiative arising from low-income areas
across Toronto, with every dollar spent channeled back to participating
individuals, businesses and communities.

A variety of items are for sale from artists and entrepreneurs who are homeless
or are living in poverty. Items for sale include candles, bath products, wood
works, photos, pottery and much more. Please stop by and show your support for
this essential community initiative.

Calico is funded by the Government of Canada's National Homelessness Initiative
through the City of Toronto and sponsored by Citibank and a number of community
partners.

For more information, please visit the Calico Web site:
http://www.calicomarket.com.



 

 

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