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MarkeTo BIA Seasonal Food Drives Donating to Families in Need

Since its inception, the MarkeTo District has always been focused on community, and along with its wide array of cultural influences, one of the pillars of the community around the district and the businesses, organizations and individuals who live and work here has been lending a helping hand when needed.

This is never more showcased by the significant efforts made regarding assisting families in need and addressing food security issues through multiple food drives throughout the year. Over the course of any year, the MarkeTo District collects thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. In 2018 alone, the MarkeTo District Food Drives collected approximately 3,200 lbs of food, all donated to North York Harvest, a local food bank.

The entities, businesses and organizations that participate might be incredibly different themselves, and can include schools, churchs, grocery stores, furniture stores, fish and meat shops, bakeries, delis, tattoo parlers, hardware stores, autoshops and banks, but all of these organizations come together with the goal of assisting those in need.

The MarkeTo District BIA would like to recognize, in no particular order, those organizations who have supported our Food Drives in the community, either through direct donations, promotion or any other contributions:


Participating Members & Organizations

Active Green and Ross – 2805 Dufferin St.
Azores Auto Group – 2773 Dufferin St.
Bellini Custom Cabinets – 2788 Dufferin St.
Benjamin Moore – 2885 Dufferin St.
Bologna Pastifico – 2895 Dufferin St.
CIBC – 2866 Dufferin St.
City Councillor Mike Cole’s Office – 2952 Dufferin St.
Darosa Café and Restaurant – 2853 Dufferin St.
Denture Clinic – 2950 Dufferin St.
Dentistry on Dufferin – 2992 Dufferin St.
Forest Hill Auto Body – 2829 Dufferin St.
Glen Park Pharmacy – 2920 Dufferin St.
Home Hardware – 2775 Dufferin St.
IC Savings (Dufferin Branch) – 2900 Dufferin St.
Loki Hair Studio – 2814 Dufferin St.
Lucio’s Hair Fashion – 2906 Dufferin St.
MPP Robin Martin’s Office – 2882 Dufferin St.
Paulines Bookstore – 3022 Dufferin St.
RBC – 2765 Dufferin St.
San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre – 22 Wenderly Dr.
Tasco – 3041 Dufferin St.
Terrain Flowers – 2847 Dufferin St.
Terra Nova Bakery and Pastry – 2896 Dufferin St.
Tony’s Espresso Bar – 2871 Dufferin St.
YB Normal Tatoo – 2908 Dufferin St.