Photo: Homegrown Park Crawl celebrates Toronto's awesome food, bands, community groups and parks

(Credit: Jode Roberts)

By Jode Roberts, communications

September 29th event celebrates first year of David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project.

On Sunday, September 29, 2013 the David Suzuki Foundation will be hosting the Homegrown Park Crawl, a first-time event that will bring together some of Toronto's top culinary talents for a musical tour through four city parks in Toronto's west end.

The event will celebrate the first year of the Homegrown National Park Project, which aims to crowdsource a green corridor through the heart of the city, along the former path of the Garrison Creek between Christie Pits and Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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The Homegrown Park Crawl will feature homegrown food from some of Toronto's best chefs, restaurants and pop-up vendors, including Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, Pizzeria Libretto, Woodlot, Mildred's Temple Kitchen, Crush Wine Bar and The County General.

Attendees will flow—by foot, bike and canoe — from park to park led by musical acts including Toronto's own gypsy-klezmer-punk-party band, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and choral pop collective Choir!Choir!Choir!.

Each of the four parks will host food booths, entertainment and eco-activities from local parks and green groups and the David Suzuki Foundation's team of 21 Neighbourhood Park Rangers.

The event follows last year's Soupstock event, which drew an estimated 40,000 attendees to Toronto's Woodbine Park to sample soups made by more than 200 chefs.

The Homegrown Park Crawl will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 29. Funds raised will go towards the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project.

Park Crawl schedule

11:00am — Join us in Christie Pits Park to kick off the crawl
1:00pm — Parade to Bickford Park
2:00pm — Parade to Fred Hamilton Park
3:00pm — Final parade to Trinity Bellwoods Park

Attendees are requested to bring their own plates and mugs. Earlybird food tickets are now on sale here.

For more information, please visit, or contact Jode Roberts at 647-456-9752 or

September 11, 2013

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