I was invited by Foodies on Foot, a creative food events company, to the launch of Toronto’s very first commercial kitchen in a shipping container, which was part of the Fish Friday celebration at Scadding Court Community Centre.
Inside the community centre, the Gone Fishing event was bustling with families and fishing enthusiasts. The Gone Fishing event happens once a week each year, where the Scadding Court pool is transformed into Toronto’s only trout pond. For $3 per person, visitors are given a fishing rod, they can learn how to fish and also keep their catch.
Outside the community centre, the Market707 vendors in the shipping containers had a steady flow of customers. The low rent allows for local entrepreneurs launch and showcase their businesses.
Also, a small section was dedicated to pop-up vendors including Steam Whistle, Crown and Anchor, No. 7 Hot Sauce, All Mine Caramel, Manning Canning, as well as Foodies on Foot. Foodies on Foot’s in-house Chef, Chef Damian Harrington utilized the commercial kitchen and prepared a beautiful and delicious trout escovitch, using the rainbow trout filet. I loved the dish!
The Scadding Court Community Centre was the perfect venue to launch Toronto’s first commercial kitchen in a shipping container, as the Market707’s vision is to support local businesses. The 45 foot bright blue shipping container will sit outside the community centre all year, making it accessible year-round. The rent of $10-15 an hour is affordable and no doubt will help many entrepreneurs, caterers and Chefs with their endeavours.
* Thank you to Foodies on Foot for the delicious meal and the invitation.
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