Lianne Holland
Lianne is The Stop's brand spankin' new Events & Fundraising Coordinator. This is her first year working on Night Market, and she is so excited to be a part of one of Toronto's most exciting events. Outside of The Stop, Lianne is usually at a new restaurant ordering the weirdest thing on the menu, trying to cook the weirdest thing she managed to find in Kensington, or taking on some kind of overly ambitious project (guys, she's totally built a table). She can't wait to join you all at Night Market to celebrate The Stop, food, art, design, and the city!
Favourite vegetable: Brussels sprouts
Jackie Pal, Committee Chair
Jackie hails from the television production world where she guiltily admits to contributing to the epidemic of reality TV shows. Seeking out a need to cleanse herself, it was Jackie's curiosity that brought her to The Stop in 2011. After a quick few email exchanges with Danielle they birthed their first love child The Stop's Night Market. Now back for another dose, Jackie can't wait for Night Market 2013.
Favourite vegetable: Eggplant
Christina Palassio
Christina Palassio is the Communications Manager at Community Food Centres Canada, and the co-editor of several books in Coach House Books's city-building uTOpia series, including The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork and Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement. One of her favourite travel memories is of spending Christmas night eating hot-as-hell kimchi dumplings in a night market in Pusan, South Korea. One of her favourite Toronto memories is of last year's Night Market.
Favourite vegetable: Cauliflower
Heather McGaw
Heather's love of design collaboration has taken her from the vegemite and flat whites of Australia to the country food of the Canadian North. Currently, Heather combines her interest in design, people, and social change at Project Nunavut, where she develops and implements project to improve public health and build traditional economies, and at Normative, where she works as a UX designer.
Favourite vegetable: Green Beans
Kristen Lim Tung
Kristen is a member of the design collectives KRONA & LION and RUNE where she explores her interest in materials, craft, and merging disciplines. If you're looking for her outside of the studio you can probably find her eating with friends and family.
Favourite vegetable: Brussels Sprouts
Kristina Groeger
Kristina has been working as a professional cook and pastry chef for the past seven years. She's cooked at The Ritz Carlton Toronto, Enoteca Sociale, The Stop, Jacobs and Co. Steakhouse, staged with Marc Thuet, butchered pigs with Guy Rawlings, and made a pastry or two for Cafe Belong. Her professional experience spans photography, visual art, web development and freelance writing. Kristina currently works as a Digital Content Specialist at a national supermarket chain.
Favourite vegetable: Beet
Jacqueline Kay
Jacqueline's passion for food and design is most clearly felt when she eats a big bowl of salad. It's fresh and colourful and makes her feel full and happy!
Jacqueline does not believe in favourites and thus cannot identify her favourite vegetable (but clearly likes them all since she eats so much darn salad!)
Jonathan Broderick
Jonathan has a fascination with urbanism and the distinctive pieces that contribute to the portrait of our city. While traces of his writing, style and design capabilities frame his depiction of Toronto, he is more than excited to add food into the mix.
Favourite vegetable: Tomato (Jonathan respects that some people consider this vegetable a fruit)
Lorne Covant
It's taken eight years working as an advertising art director for Lorne to finally realize he may need a more fulfilling initiative to feed his soul. Not willing to sacrifice a life of creativity and fun, but still yearning to work on something he believes in, he volunteered to help brand the Night Market in 2012. Craving another fix, he's back to help out for the 2013 event.
Favourite vegetable: Bok Choy
Nicole Campbell
Nicole grew up on a bar stool, trading dolls for corkscrews and juice for passito. Currently, she spends her days tasting wine with Toronto restaurateurs and traveling the world's wine regions for Lifford Wine Agency, while she waits for someone to tell her this isn't a real job.
Favourite vegetable: Peas
Timea Jakab
When not eating, Timea can be found designing buildings, visiting a construction site, or being an architect. She loves to cook, eat and is currently working on developing her green thumbs. As a kid, she wanted to grow up to be Martha Stewart.
Favourite vegetable: Eggplant
Bryn Bratton Wall
Bryn hails from Alberta, land of big skies and losing hockey teams. She's spent the last four years in Toronto mixing drinks and pouring beer. She loves food and will eat anything in her way to get to it. Bryn lives in the Annex with her ex­boyfriend (AKA fiancé) Matthew and their cat Calamity Jane.
Favourite vegetable: Broccoli
Cara Goodman
Cara is the Events & Corporate Fundraising Coordinator at The Stop, and has a love for all things ginger, and not the root – her husband, the Syracuse Orange, and her dog, Diana – in no particular order. When she's not at Night Market, you can find her throwing on the pottery wheel, being a guest at some wedding­-related function, visiting her favourite stores in Kensington, or taking a water aerobics class with her pal, and fellow committee member, Kristina. She is so excited to be working on Night Market for the third year in a row and can't wait to celebrate two amazing days with the Toronto community.
Favourite vegetable: Artichokes
Kathe Rogers
Kathe is the Communications Manager at The Stop. This is her first year working on the Night Market, and she’s incredibly excited to celebrate community and the power of food with like­minded Torontonians. Kathe is an avid volunteer and social justice advocate. She is also a former film student, and throws a pretty awesome Oscar party every year. A self­-proclaimed pop­culture trivia guru, Kathe’s cat is named after Rob Lowe’s character on The West Wing, and she can recite the opening monologue from the television series Quantum Leap. Seriously.
Favourite vegetable: Zucchini
Alexander Bordokas
Alex's thing is cultural production. He comes to us via travelling the world conceptualizing and making different events happen. An anthropology graduate, he speaks four languages and has a penchant for conscious movements of the musical circus variety. He is the founder of the Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expresions.
Favourite vegetable: Cucumber (sliced!)
Sahar
Sahar is an emphatic lover of all things tasty, celebratory, green, and good. Her journey at The Stop began over five years ago as an event volunteer, and since then she has spent many glorious hours cooking, eating and growing with the amazing Stop community. She is glad to have finally found a way to incorporate more spectacle and artistic flair into the act of eating, at The Stop’s Night Market.
Favourite vegetable: Broccoli
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Kristina Groeger
Kristina has been working as a professional cook and pastry chef for the past seven years. She's cooked at The Ritz Carlton Toronto, Enoteca Sociale, The Stop, Jacobs and Co. Steakhouse, staged with Marc Thuet, butchered pigs with Guy Rawlings, and made a pastry or two for Cafe Belong. Her professional experience spans photography, visual art, web development and freelance writing. Kristina currently works as a Digital Content Specialist at a national supermarket chain.
Favourite vegetable: Beet

Located in Toronto's west end, The Stop works to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. From its origins as one of Canada's first food banks, The Stop has blossomed into a thriving community hub. Neighbours participate in a broad-range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote engagement in civic issues. Underlying all of The Stop’s efforts is the belief that food is a basic human right. All proceeds from The Stop's Night Market benefit The Stop Community Food Centre's critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.

What is The Stop?


The Stop Community Food Centre works to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. From its origins as one of Canada’s first food banks, The Stop has blossomed into a thriving community hub in Toronto’s west end. Neighbours participate in a broad-range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote engagement in civic issues. Underlying all of The Stop’s efforts is the belief that food is a basic human right. All proceeds from The Stop’s Night Market benefit The Stop’s critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. Visit our website to learn more about our innovative work.

What is this event all about?


The Stop’s Night Market celebrates diversity, community, and the power of food. Inspired by night markets from around the world, The Stop’s Night Market transforms Honest Ed’s Alley and parking lot into a tantalizing feast for the senses over two nights in June, featuring over 60 chefs and over 30 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers.

How do I get tickets?


Tickets are available at 10AM (EST) on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Tickets are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY.

Although we wish we could accommodate everyone who wants to join us at The Stop’s Night Market, please note that there is a limit of 6 tickets per order, and a limited number of tickets available for each night.

All sales are FINAL and there are NO refunds.

What do I get for $65?


Your ticket gives you access to The Stop’s Night Market on EITHER Tuesday, June 17 OR Wednesday, June 18 (please note the date carefully!).
Once you enter the event, you can eat and drink AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE from our 30+ food and beverage vendors each night from 7PM to 11PM! Relish the vibrant atmosphere, connect with friends (and make new ones!), and enjoy live and interactive music and art performances – all for just $65!

I really, really love The Stop - can you please make sure I get tickets?


Sorry! As much as we would love for you ALL to attend, we cannot guarantee tickets. Free tickets are available through event sponsorship only.

How does buying a ticket help The Stop?


The Stop’s Night Market is a fundraiser for The Stop Community Food Centre. All proceeds raised through ticket sales support our diverse range of programs, including our drop-in meals program, healthy food bank, perinatal program, community advocacy, local food markets, community cooking programs, sustainable food systems education, community gardening programs, and our state-of-the-art greenhouse and compost demonstration centre. A meal in our Drop-In Kitchen costs The Stop only $1.53, and $25 provides a family of four with a food hamper for three days. Imagine how far your $65 will go in making a difference in the lives of people in our community!

What can I do if the event sells out?


We hope you will try again next year! A sold-out event means that The Stop will reach its fundraising goals and be able to continue its critical work in the community. There are many other ways you can get involved and support The Stop, so please visit our website!

My plans changed – can I switch my ticket to the other night?


You can only enter the event on the night for which your ticket is valid. There are no exceptions. All sales are final, no exchanges and no refunds can be issued.

Will there be options for vegans and vegetarians?


Definitely!

Is the event 19+?


Yes! Wine, beer, and spirits will be available throughout the evening. Please bring a valid photo I.D.

Will there be non-alcoholic drinks available?


Definitely!

What else can I do at Night Market besides eat?


Mix and mingle, check out the unique designs created for our food carts, enjoy live and interactive music and art performances, including each night’s featured performance.

Will there be anything on sale at the event?


Yes! Although all of the food and beverages you enjoy are included in your ticket price, there will be The Stop’s Night Market t-shirts on sale, courtesy of the team at Sid Lee.

What happens if it rains?


The Stop’s Night Market is happening rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather! Just a reminder, there are no refunds!

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2014 Cart Design Judging Presented by Designlines
3W
Natasha Basacchi, Aliya Tejani, Christine Rohrbacher
Association of Independant Makers
Mahsa Majidian, Jonathan Gotfryd, Stephen Ng, Aaron Gotfryd, Sunny Ng
Bare Minimum
Emma Hannaford, Lindsay Hill, Katrina Clancy, McKayla Durant
Bee's Seed Library
Matt Prata, Laura Headley
Boko
Adam Schwartzentruber, Stephanie Boutari
Brothers Dressler
Lars Dressler, Jason Dressler
The Bullcycle Club
Sonia Yuan, Stephen Wenzel, Emmanuelle Sainte, Daniel Comerford
Bureau Pamplemouse
Katherine Gudov, Mélissa Tovar, Andrew Colvin, Alex Wilson, Ryan Edmiston
Cambie Design
Camille Byrne, Brennan Finlay, Adam Mallory
Constellation
Agnes Chow, Vivian Kwok, MaryAnn Adas, Kexin Zhang, Eleanor Kuan
DAS Bees
Dana Salama, Michelle Ashurov, Jonathan Day, Sara Duffin, Dana Gurevich, Sarah Lipsit, Emily Mutch, Adam Rosenberg
Deconstruct
Dina Sarhane, Lisa Sato, Nick Roland, Christine Kim
Design+Build+Grow
Sarah Ives, Margot de Man, Ron Noble, Newton Xian, Stuart Vaz, Mark Grimsrud
discrete and discreet
Tom King, Lucas Winters, Matt Blovin, Gideon Naf, Sean Kosonic
El Taller 21
Pippa Halsall, Hector Cambiasso
Ennui
Shivathmikha Suresh Kumar, John Han, Jing Yi Liang
Falco Collaboration
Reena Mistry, Bhavesh Mistry, Bahi Khosravi
Hok Inc.
Bettina Carating, Marta Fekete, Sally-Jane Dentz, Mireille Metwalli, Stephanie Sallah
HOK Pinata
Olga Haliuk, Erin Thibodeau, Priscilla Chan, Winnie Leung, Yen Lee, Daniella Barbon, Jacquie Martinez, Linda Suliman, Mounia Matta, Adriana Pietropaolo, Heather Spithoff
Jacob Antoni
Jay Ess Elle
Janet Lam, Elizabeth Hum, Samantha Lee Chan
Patricia Joong
Patricia Joong
Lemon
Nilofaur Goodarzi, Ryan Pollard, Sanaz Mianji, Tim Bettridge, Nathanial Valdivia
Nobocs
Judith Martin, Sean Martin, David Sufrin
Pumped Design
Michael Gingerich, Adam Walicki
[R]ed[U]x Lab
Vincent Hui, Aris Peci, Rachel Law, Gary Luk, Remi Carriero, Ariel Cooke, Ailsa Craigan, Danielle Van Ooteghem, Demitri Delean, Max Komyshenko, Jessica Aux, Stephanie Tung
RA.G's
Sandra Katarzyna Dorozunska, Farah Elsadek
The rMNDr
Mike Stock, Naveed Khan
Sticks & String
Sayyad Glassford
Studio Eichhornchen
Hayley Thomas, Beth Nenniger, Ben Locke, Sonia Yuan, Laura Austin, Julian Gomez
Take Out
Lucy McGroarty, Naomi Tallin, Adrian Kenny, Adam Balkwill
TANK
Mike Taylor, Terry Sin, Court Sin, Whitney Lynn
Willinsky Design
Aaron Willinsky, Alana Hughes-Willinsky, Adam Willinsky, Ian Locke
xTWO
Siobhan Allman, Elizabeth Antczak
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MEDIA
Kathe Rogers
kathe@thestop.org
416-652-7867 ext. 250
OTHER INQUIRIES
Lianne Holland
lianne@thestop.org
416-652-7867 ext. 225
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ACCREDITIATION FORM
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June 18th
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Abokichi
Lindsey Bakes
Barque
Blue Goose Pure Foods
Carmen
Chantecler
Delica Kitchen
Dock Ellis
El Caballito
The Emerson
ESE
Fidel Gastro
Fonda Lola
The Gabardine
The Galette Girls
Geraldine
Grasslands
GwaiLo
The Harbord Room
Mad Maple Country Inn
Oyster Boy
The Passenger
Paulette's Donuts
Pizzeria Libretto
Rose and Sons
Splendido
The Stop Community Food Centre
SupiCucu
Tori's Bakeshop
Union
Valdez
The White Brick Kitchen
Woodlot
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Amsterdam Brewery
bar Volo / Keep6 Imports
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery
Grace Coconut Water
Hinterland Wine Company
Muskoka Brewery
Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
PMA
Reunion Island Coffee
Rosewood Estates Winery
Spirit Tree Cider
Tromba Tequila
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Babi&Co
Charlotte
Citizen Catering
Dundas Park
Farmhouse Tavern
feasTO
Fidel Gastro
The Grove
Gusto 101
Hawthorne Food & Drink
Hey Meatball
It's All GRK
Jamie Kennedy Kitchens
La Carnita
La Cubana
Living Wellness
Maizal
Momofuku Shōtō
People's Eatery
Richmond Station
Small Town Food Co.
Snakes & Lagers
The Stop Community Food Centre
Sugar Mamma's Mini Donuts
Sullivan & Bleeker
Table 17
This End Up
Torito
Trevor's Snowcones
Two Bite Saloon
Universal Grill
The Whipporwill
Yours Truly
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Grace Coconut Water
Great Lakes Brewery
Hidden Bench Winery
Junction Craft Brewing
Luxardo
Malivoire
Ontario Cider Association
Reunion Island Coffee
Rosehall Run Vineyards
Steam Whistle Brewing
Still Waters Distillery
Tawse Winery
98% of participants facing hunger and food insecurity reported that The Stop plays an important role in helping them to cope.
95% of participants learned something new about cooking healthy meals in their cooking programs at The Stop.
Last year, our healthy Food Bank distributed food for approximately 19,000 people, and our Drop-In served more than 60,000 nutritious meals.
Volunteers contributed 6,900 hours supporting our Drop-In program last year.
Last year, 2,950lbs of food were harvested at our community gardens.
95% of people accessing The Stop’s Community Advocacy Office felt that this service helped them resolve their issue.
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