STWM NEIGHBOURHOOD CHALLENGE — Sunday October 19

NCE12: St. Lawrence Market [2011, 2009 Champions]

NCE 12 location
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

Toronto Foundation for Student Success

Location

Front St. & Church St. (in front of Berczy Park)

Features

This historic neighbourhood's site is always a blast!

Cheer runners from:

10:45am–3:15pm

NCE 12

Neighbourhood Champion: Hagy Afeworki

Hagy Afeworki

My name is Hagy Afeworki and my passion is running. I am also of the opinion that all kids should be running or be active in some type of physical activity, but to do that they need proper nutritionally balanced food which they might not be able to find it at home. That is why I wanted to raise funds for St. Lawrence School Children's Breakfast program. This is my 6th year participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and thanks to you in the past I have been very successful in the raising fund. As usual I look forward to your continued support.

Please put a pledge on Hagy, TODAY, for St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association raising funds for Market Lane Public School Breakfast Program and Downtown Alternative School in conjunction with The Toronto Foundation for Student Success!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Tsegaye Bekele

Tsegaye Bekele

I am a former resident of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood and care a great deal about this beautiful neighbourhood. It is on the streets and trails of this neighborhood that I started running five years ago. Since then, running has become my passion and I have completed numerous races. This year, I am running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon in support of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association raising funds for Market Lane Public School Breakfast Program.

Please put a pledge on Tsegaye, TODAY, for St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association raising funds for Market Lane Public School Breakfast Program and Downtown Alternative School in conjunction with The Toronto Foundation for Student Success!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Dan O'Leary

Dan O'Leary

Dan O'Leary is the classic community builder. If it involves community and promoting new or imaginative ideas Dan will champion them. Dan and his volunteers have turned neglected spaces into gardens. He started a Children's Play garden which has now become part of the St Lawrence Co-operative Daycare. The garden is active all summer and during the school year with Market lane Public School and Summer Camp Programs of the St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre visiting and benefiting from the lasting work of Dan and the garden volunteers. This challenge is to raise money to support the food programs at St. Michaels and Market lane for another year with better learning and more visits to The Children's Play Garden. Dan is up for the challenge.

Please put a pledge on Dan, TODAY, for St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association raising funds for Market Lane Public School Breakfast Program and Downtown Alternative School in conjunction with The Toronto Foundation for Student Success!

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Neighbourhood Charity & Sponsoring Group:
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association fundraising for the D.A.S. Nutrition Program at the Market Lane School, provided by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

The SLNA has served Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood and its 25,000 residents since 1982. The SLNA is an advocate for responsible development and promotes public and pedestrian safety, organises events and celebrations, and champions our neighbourhood's interests with all levels of government. The St. Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada although still part of downtown Toronto, was the actual downtown centre and city hall location during the late 18th and entire 19th century. The ten blocks at the heart of this neighbourhood were the original Town of York laid out in 1793 by Governor Simcoe. With the extension of the town to the west, this area became known as the Old Town.

The area is bounded by Yonge, Front, and Parliament Streets, and the Canadian National railway embankment. The Esplanade off Yonge St., lined with restaurants, cafés and hotels runs through the middle of the area. In previous times, the area was sometimes referred to as 'St. Lawrence Ward' or more often today as 'St. Lawrence Market', synonymous with the large retail vendor market which is the neighbourhood's focal point. Saint Lawrence (shortened to St. Lawrence) was so named after the patron saint of Canada.

The area was the site of Toronto's earliest non-military European settlements. The first parliament buildings in Upper Canada in 1793 were constructed on the southwest corner of Parliament and Front Street. The buildings have long since gone from the site, but a discovery in 2000 when a quick dig of the property revealed the old parliament building footings, in addition to some pottery from that time. The city and the province now own most of the property, although there is no current preservation or memorial located there.

A Saturday farmers' market began operation in St. Lawrence in 1803.

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success

Toronto Foundation for Student Success

The nutrition program at the Market Lane Public School currently operates every weekday and feeds over 500 students at Market Lane and Downtown Alternative School for breakfast, snack and lunch to ensure that children are well nourished before taking on their school day.

The menus are supported by Toronto Public Health to ensure the meals prepared meet the Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. The program is administered through Toronto Foundation for Student Success, the arms length charitable foundation of the Toronto District School Board with financial support from both provincial and municipal government.

However, grants only cover a small portion of the much needed financial dollars to buy fresh and healthy food. Parental support along with of our corporate partners helps us to meet the needs of our nutriton needs of our children so they are ready to learn.

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NCE12 is supported by Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28)

Ward 28 profile (City of Toronto)

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