City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
December 4, 2009
Local community launches tasty neighbourhood cookbook: A Pinch of This - Recipes from Alexandra Park
  
Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) in partnership with Marion Kane, famous food columnist, writer, broadcaster and cook, Toronto Community Foundation, City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing and the Alexandra Park Green Space Collective will launch the community cookbook “A Pinch of This - Recipes from Alexandra Park.”

The book launch celebrates the culmination of the Alexandra Park - Recipe for Community project, which was established to revitalize the neighbourhood by building a safe and healthy community.

Date: Wednesday, December 9
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Ceremony starts 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alexandra Park Community Centre, 105 Grange Ct.

The community will gather to showcase local entertainment and savour the flavours from the cookbook. Many of the recipe contributors will be in attendance. The book captures the rich diversity of local residents, their stories and favourite dishes that contribute to Alexandra Park’s vitality, including recipes from Trinidad, Jamaica, China, Italy, the Middle East, Afghanistan, the Philippines and others. More than a book of recipes, it’s a testament to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and the strong community values of its residents.

The cookbook launch ends a year that saw residents of all ages plant and harvest a community vegetable garden and install bleachers, public art installations and nearly 300 window boxes.

Money raised from sales of the book will go to the Alexandra Park Green Space Collective to fund a community cooking program and gardens. The book is available for purchase for $5 by calling 416-678-3439 or e-mailing greenspacecollective@yahoo.ca. Visit http://www.toronto.ca/top/recipe-for-success.htm
for more information.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Jason Wagar, Toronto Community Foundation 416-921-2035 ext. 211, jwagar@tcf.ca
Kyle Rooks, Toronto Community Housing 416-981-4347, kyle.rooks@torontohousing.ca
Manjit Jheeta, Toronto Office of Partnerships, City of Toronto 416-392-8684, mjheeta@toronto.ca



 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2017