Lianne Holland
Lianne is our amazing new Fundraising & Events Coordinator!
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
Marika Pick
Deliciously daydreaming and eating her way through life, Marika loves food and everything it has to offer. Contributing to the food industry for the past 7 years through restaurants and media, she currently works for ACE Bakery as their Public Relations Coordinator and bread social media guru extraordinaire.
Favourite vegetable: Broccoli
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
Sahar Ghafouri-Bakhsh
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
Tasha Shea
Tasha loves food! Eating it, cooking it, growing it, serving it, reading about it, and talking about it. This naturally led her to start volunteering at The Stop a few years ago and still continues today.
Favorite Vegetable: Kale
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
Olga Stern
Olga is an illustrator and designer who works in the children's book and film industry, worldwide. If she is not in Toronto you can find her surfing somewhere around the world, enjoying some tropical fruit.
Favourite vegetable: Asparagus
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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 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 where 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.

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[R]ed[U]x Lab
Vincent Hui, Sarah Ives, Ariel Cooke, Ailsa Craigen, Gary Luk, Rachel Law, Aris Peci, Tiffany Cheung, Glearda Sokoli, Naveed Khan, Michael Stock, Ray Kim
3runettes
Olga Haliuk, Nina Mironova, Adriana Pietropaolo
Association of Independant Makers
Sue Balint, Pedro Garcia, Jonathan Gotfryd, Mahsa Majidian, Adam Schwartzentruber
Studio Haha
Peder Brand, Lily Nourmansouri, Mark Zupan
Bare Minimum
Samantha Mirabile, Emma Hannaford, McKayla Durant, Lindsay Hill, Katrina Clancy
Brothers Dressler
Ryan Chapman, Orion Arger, Riko Okuni, Julia CampbellSuch, Jason Dressler, Lars Dressler
Central Technical School
Mark Lambert, Shannon McLeod, awesome students!
Co.labs
Andrew Azzopardi, Geoff Christou, Henry Murdock, Shamir Panchal, Alan MacDiarmid
Crawford & Lobb
Ryan Planche, Candace Russell, Tor McGlade
Enns/Li
Gabriel Li, Jonathans Enns
F_RMlab
Boian Dabov, Connor O'Grady, Miriam Ho, Mark Tam and Andrew Ng
Gensler & Vestacon
Nelson Cheng, Eric Ginsburg, Kim Woo, Kristy Wung, Haeeun Choi, Stephanie Jayawardane, Astrid Sanchez, Valerie Cardozo, Kim Yauck, Andrea Wolf-Strike, Georgia Belliveau, Arash Etedali
IDEAS IN 3D Design
Rosalinda Graziano
Inc Ltd.
Wes Allan Wilson, Matt Peddie, Mike Taylor
KRDW
Kristin Ross, Danielle Whitley, Benjamin McHenry
kump + lo
Sam Kump, Christian Lo
lb projects
Nicole Bruun-Meyer, Claire Lubell
LeuWebb Projects
Christine Leu, Alan Webb
Lin, Blunderfield & Ross-Marrs
Skanda Lin, Matthew Blunderfield, Jonah Ross-Marrs
Lokki Studio
Tiffany Chiang, Michael Bootsma, Taehyung Kim, John Philp, Chansey Chiang
Matt Prata Design
Matt Prata, Christopher Hodgins, Tom Doughty, Shane Freedman and Arathana Bowes
Palette
Adrian Kenny, Shannon McLeod, Nicolas Roland, Lisa Sato, Crystal R. Waddell
PopTarts
Yvonne Popovska, Aleksandra Popovska, Leland Dadson, Tara McCarthy
Portage
Rui Felix, Calvin Kuo, Tara Paashuis, Kirsty Reid, Hannah Smith
ROLAN
Lucinda McGroarty, Naomi Tallin, Ruri Lee
Fakeline Factory
Graham Brindle, Michael Hasey, Richard John Lam
Sweet Chili Heat
Annie Webber, Caitlin Pupillo, Brennan Finlay, Camille Byrne, Courtney Yip
ramundiglennon studio
Zachariah Glennon, Sonia Ramundi
T2+K+A
Tara Keens-Douglas, Tyler Walker, Ken Donaldson, Abe Galway
The Falco Collaboration
Reena Mistry, Bahi Khosravi, Bhavesh Mistry
Three Piece
Wes Wilson, Matt Peddie, Mike Taylor
The Lift Office
Richard D'Alessandro, Borys Chylinkski, Susan Varickanickal, Kathleen Mussolum, Heather Modesto, John Jardine
Tinsel & Sawdust
Amy Markanda, Katrina Tompkins
Trace Paper Studio
Andrea Lacalamita, Gillian Tyrell
vida x quartersawn
Vida Chang, Jin Choi
Willinsky
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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
MEDIA ACCREDITATION
Media accreditation for next year's event will open in early 2014.
June 18th
June 18th
SPECIAL SECRET GUEST
June 18th
June 19th
June 19th
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A-OK Foods
Acadia
Archive
Arisu
Barque
Bestellen
Carmen Cocina Espanola
Chantecler
Paintbox Bistro
The Emerson
ESE´
feasTO
Fonda Lola
Gusto 101/Trattoria Nervosa
The Harbord Room/The Harbord Room & Co.
Lindsey Bakes
Mad Maple Country Inn
Maizal
Neptuno
Nyood
Chef Victor Barry and Chef Jonathan Goodyear
Rose and Sons
Samuel J. Moore
Sugar Mamma's Mini Donuts
SupiCucu
Table 17/Ascari Enoteca
The Chase Fish & Oyster
The Tempered Chef
The Stop Community Food Centre
White Brick Kitchen
Woodlot
Wiggle Room
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Lake of Bays Brewing
Muskoka Brewery
Steam Whistle Brewing
Bachelder Wines
Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
Rosewood Estates Winery
Tawse Winery
Black Fly Beverages
Grace Coconut Water
Sloane Tea
Auchentoshan
Dave Mitton mixing cocktails
Luxardo Maraschino Originale
Christina Kuypers mixing cocktails
Still Waters Distillery
Tastings
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416 Snackbar
Babi&Co
Blue Goose Pure Foods
Brockton General
Valdez
Cote de Boeuf
Delica Kitchen
Farmhouse Tavern
GwaiLo
Hawker Bar
Hawthorne Food & Drink
Living Kitchen Wellness
Marben
Momofuku Shōtō
Paulette's
Pizzeria Libretto
Richmond Station
Royal Beaver Tree
The Stockyards
Sullivan & Bleeker
The Beet Organic Restaurant
The Drake
The Gabardine
The Grove
The Ritz Carlton
The Stop Community Food Centre
Tori's Bakeshop
Torito
Universal Grill
Ursa
Yours Truly
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Amsterdam Brewery
Great Lakes Brewery
Junction Craft Brewing
Stratus
Hinterland Wine Company
Malivoire
Rosehall Run Vineyards
The Grange of Price Edward County
Black Fly Beverages
Grace Coconut Water
Reunion Coffee
Hayman’s Gin
Matt LaRochelle mixing cocktails
Meukow
Josh Lindley mixing cocktails
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery
Tastings
75% of respondents say they're eating more fresh fruits and vegetables because of something they learned at The Stop.
Our Food Bank distributed food for 19,090 people in 2012, and our Drop-in served 61,376 meals.
3,000 customers visited our weekly affordable Good Food Market, contributing more than $18,700 to the local food economy.
100% of Good Food Market customers surveyed feel their diet has improved since they started shopping there.
555 volunteers logged 32,859 hours in 15 of our programs last year. Of those, 40% also used our services and programs.
We made more than 7,000 meals in our community kitchen programs this year.
Sorry, tickets are sold out!
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