Closing the Food Access Gap in the Flemingdon Park & Thorncliffe Park Neighbourhoods of Toronto, Canada

In the summer of 2014, Flemingdon Health Centre and Toronto North LIP staff initiated the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Food Security Network to bring together community agencies and leaders working on food projects in the community.

The network was interested in conducting consultations in the wider community to hear about existing food security gaps/assets and to guide their actions moving forward. This idea was in line with the project led by the Flemingdon Park Ministry and Flemingdon Urban Fair Committee (FUFC) and funded by the McConnell Foundation, and the project leads generously offered to support this activity by offering funding and guidance to the Community Animators conducting the research. The network has also received funding from the Children’s Aid Society for this project. Thanks to these collaborative efforts the network was able to engage four Community Animators, two from Flemingdon Park and two from Thorncliffe Park, to lead the consultation process. This document is the result of their work.