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Celebrate the Jane Finch Harvest Festival at the Toronto Urban Farm

Sep 27, 2011

For Immediate Release

 (TORONTO - September 27)- The Jane and Finch Harvest Festival is the first-ever end of season harvest celebration taking place at the Toronto Urban Farm.  As the farm season comes to an end, it's time to celebrate at the Toronto Urban Farm with a barbeque, fun-filled family activities, live music and the opportunity to take a basket of fresh farm produce home and enter into a draw to win a grand prize! 

The Toronto Urban Farm is a partnership between the City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). The farm sits on approximately 3.2 hectares (8 acres) of TRCA-owned land near the southeast corner of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

The Toronto Urban Farm is managed by the City and is an innovative community development initiative that engages approximately 20 youth and the community each year in urban organic farming, leadership development, environmental stewardship and health promotion.

The Harvest Festival is a free family event organized by the Green Change Project at Jane Finch Community and Family Centre, City of Toronto and TRCA. Shuttle bus service will be provided to residents of the area.

 WHERE: 4929 Jane Street.

 Parking will not be available at the farm.  Parking and shuttle bus available from two locations:
- Jane and Finch Mall, 1839 Finch Ave. West

-4400 Jane Street

 For TTC, take the 35 Jane to Hullmar Drive

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2011

            11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Welcoming remarks begin at noon.

WHO: Councillor Maria Augimeri, Ward 9 City of Toronto and TRCA Vice-Chair, Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 8 City of Toronto, Kevin Bowser, City of Toronto, Rosemarie Powell, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, and Vithurshia Balakumar, FARM Youth.

Barbeque and activities at 12:30 p.m.


  • Free farm fresh produce (limited quantities)
  • Farm tours
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Garden workshops

For more information, and shuttle bus details contact: Leticia at: 416-663-2733 x235

Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at For more information on TRCA's urban agriculture projects, please visit:

Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre - Green Change Project

The Green Change Project builds capacity for environmental change in the Jane Finch neighbourhood by providing training and work opportunities for local residents. To achieve this goal, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre has partnered with Toronto Community Housing, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Jane Finch Green Jobs Coalition. For more information call 416-663-2733 ext 411, please visit:



Media contact:

Rowena Calpito, Supervisor, Media Management, Toronto and Region Conservation                   

T: 416.661.6600 ext 5632; E:                

Leticia Boahen, Events Coordinator- Green Change Project

T : 416-663-2733 ext. 235 ; E :




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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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