The Stop Night Market in the Alley.

stop marketThe Stop Night Market, is just that, a market at night (well, Toronto's 'daytime' night at the end of June). The Stop Community Food Centre is holding its second annual Night Market on June 18 and June 19 this year, in the alleyway behind Honest Ed’s. A wide collection of incredible chefs serve up the good stuff and offer their edible specialties to the people on wickedly designed carts. Students from the Ryerson's School of Interior Design have teamed up with different chefs to design the special cool carts. It would seem community engagement is flourishing at the school!The atmosphere is rich, the beer cold, and the variety of food astounding.  The whole event raises funds for The Stop commitment to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community and challenges inequality. More here. An amazing thing about this? All the time and money people have donated to have this event come to fruition: Coleman is providing BBQs for the chefs, Ryerson is providing stundent power & creativity, plus, the chefs, the incredible production team, the performers, Honest Ed's, all of the sponsors, and of course, the public. The tickets, at $50, for all you can eat food, sold out in two hours! Toronto Life magazine listed this event as one of the reasons to love Toronto.New this year will be live musical performances during the evening, with Maria Bonita & the Band on Tuesday the 18th, Maracatu Mar Aberto and the Heavyweights Brass Band on Wednesday the 19th. On the Tuesday, there is also Toronto's number one street music party band who are super fun, punky and Balkany... but we can't reveal their identity, as per their request (so we'll just allude to them for those in the know). ;) The programming was curated in part by Uma Nota Culture. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, we hope to see you there!TheSTop2Carts