Women Centre Events
North Borden Building, University of Toronto
The Spice is a participatory cooking social promoting community-building organized through the Women's Centre at UofT. Food has always brought women and their communities together; The Spice aims to continue this tradition. Each Thursday between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (starting Thurs, Sept 22, 2005), The Spice invites women on campus and in the larger community to contribute their culinary ideas and skills in
a fun event that quenches intellectual and social appetites.
At noon, The Spice opens its doors and everyone joins in the food preparation. The Spice endeavours to engage women to initiate discussion on issues that are important to them in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Discussion topics have ranged from parenting to experiences of racism and sexism over the course of sharing a delicious, nutritious meal. Menu ideas for the following weeks and clean up are also shared within the group as well.
Recipes are kept with the goal of compiling of creating a special Spice recipe book. Recipes are chosen that are affordable, healthy and easy to make. The recipes are as diverse as the women participating. The Spice is a child-friendly, trans inclusive event that is also wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Street. We also make TTC tokens available.
See you every Thursday at 12 pm!!!
Welcome to Our Community Cupboard
What's it for?
From time to time some folks may find themselves without enough food to feed themselves or their families. The Centre wants to find a way to alleviate this stress without creating a huge bureaucracy. If you need food, take what you need from the Community Cupboard, no questions asked, no need to get
permission. If you wish, you may prepare a meal here at the Centre.
When you have the ability to do so, you can add food items to the Community Cupboard. All members are encouraged to donate non-perishable food to the Cupboard, whether or not they expect that they will ever need to use it. To donate food, simply leave it in the Cupboard.
Please help yourself!
For regular food needs please access the U of T Food and Clothing Bank Friday from 12 to 3pm @ New College, 300 Huron St. Room 50
The Centre is also home to the GOOD FOOD BOX Program!
What is in the Good Food Box?
With every delivery the selection of fruits and vegetables (bought directly from farmers or the Ontario Food Terminal) changes. Basic items such as potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, oranges, and bananas are included in the box. We choose the other items according to season and affordable at the time. We support Ontario farmers as much as possible.
We select top-quality fruits and veggies which are then delivered to the Women's Centre @ U of T. You pay in advance of the delivery and then come every two weeks to collect your box.
How Much Will I Save?
The value of the $17 box at a regular supermarket is between $25-27.
Good Food Box $17 for families
Good Food Box $12 for singles, or small families
Organic Box $32 mostly local certified organic produce
Organic Small $22 smaller portions of the Organic Box
Fruit Basket $12 just fruit
Reach for 5 $12 a week's worth of fruits/veggies cut up and measured for
Contact The Women's Centre email@example.com or (416) 978-8201 if you
have any questions or to arrange a GFB pick-up at U of T.
The Women's Centre @ U of T
563 Spadina Ave
North Borden Building, Rm 100
(between Wilcox and College on the east side of Spadina)
Toronto, ON, M5S 2J7
Every Thursday, we put out an email newsletter that lists events happening at the
Women's Centre and in the community. If you would like to be added to our
email list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words
'subscribe to newsletter' in the subject line.
We are wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Street and child friendly. We provide TTC tokens and childcare for ALL our sponsored meetings and events. Childcare is provided with advance notice. We are a trans inclusive space. The Women Centre advocates on issues of racism and anti-semitism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, classism, disability, and ageism. Specifically we work towards pushing equality for traditionally marginalized groups. We work within the University of Toronto, however, commit ourselves to making connections to other communities.