The Food / Care Connector
An Interactive Walking Tour on Food Security Infrastructure in West Toronto
This research team explored infrastructures of food security and community care in the West Toronto neighbourhoods of South Parkdale, Dufferin Grove and Little Portugal. As a result, they designed a walking tour and story-map interactive workshop drawing from Oritz and Valdivia (2015) concept of “urban transformation”. The walking tour focuses on these neighbourhoods because of both demonstrated need for food supports in these areas, and the various community engagement efforts to meet these needs. The tour activates the concept of sustainability in a way that is accessible, at a human scale, and promotes engagement in real time.