The Good Neighbours Market

The Good Neighbours Market

A Good Food Market in partnership with The Church of the Messiah, 250 Davenport Community Housing, and FoodShare Toronto. Wednesdays from 3:00-7:00pm.

The Good Neighbours Food Market is striving to help increase the availability of fresh, healthy food in our community, at a lower cost than is conventional. This is part of a food-security initiative. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to eat fresh, healthy food. We are located at 250 Davenport Road, but our exact location changes based on the seasons. In the summer we are in the 02/28/2017

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250 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON
M5R 1J8
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