by Cheryl Cheung and Yusra Khalid, Feeding City Lab The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity issues in Canada. Since March 2020, community organizations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have subsequently been helping less resourced populations get access to food. This article highlights the ways a few of those have quickly pivoted their activities… Read More


By Jeffrey Liu, Junior Researcher Introduction It is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the restaurant industry in Canada and abroad. Knowledge of how the pandemic has affected disparate types of food businesses is comparatively lacking. In this article, I summarize and reflect on my recent research project that explores how the… Read More


By Jeffrey Liu, Junior Researcher, Feeding the City: Pandemic & Beyond At the University of Toronto, the Feeding City research lab’s commitment to analyzing and documenting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the GTA’s food system extends well beyond the classroom. Assisting grassroots actions that provide Torontonians with nutritious and sustainably produced food is… Read More


Trent University has published a new community report, titled “From Crisis to Continuity: A community response to local food systems challenges in, and beyond the days of COVID-19”.  This study heard from Peterborough-area residents and food support organizations regarding the ways that residents have been accessing and engaging with food during the pandemic- and how… Read More


by Hannah Klemmensen, Junior Researcher As has been the case for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant acute hardship for many university students. In particular, the pandemic has brought to focus a severe and pressing issue across university campuses: food insecurity. As students have lost jobs and faced unexpected expenses, they have also faced… Read More


In this season of giving, our Feeding City team seeks to highlight and appreciate the tremendous work of just a few of the many food supports organizations that serve a wide range of communities and vulnerable groups that face hunger and food insecurity. An estimated 6,000 new clients accessed food banks in Toronto in June… Read More


This December, the Indian Government is putting into effect legislation that has the potential to drastically affect the livelihood of farmers all across the nation. Protests are currently being held by Indian farmers in opposition to the effects of the legislation, as they see the forthcoming changes as a devastating step backwards from their collective… Read More


Dishing Up Toronto is, by now, a longstanding partnership with the Toronto Ward Museum. Through creative, equity-focused Culinary Tourism, DUT aims to showcase the diverse foodways of Toronto. These two events are co-organized with CaterToronto, an innovative social enterprise seeking to increase newcomer and women’s access to secure employment in the food economy through community-based catering.… Read More