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{Event} Launch of Toronto’s first commercial kitchen in a shipping container #FishFriday

Website: Scadding Court Community Centre and Foodies on Foot
Location: 707 Dundas St. W, Tor., ON
When I attended: June 2015

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.

Scadding Court

Scadding Court Community Centre

Fish Friday

Fish Friday

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.

Scadding Court Pool

Scadding Court Pool

Popup vendors and Market707 at Fish Friday

Popup vendors and Market707 at Fish Friday

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 AnchorNo. 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!

Trout escovitche

Trout escovitch

Foodies on Foot at Scadding Court

Foodies on Foot at Scadding Court

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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