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PODCAST: Spacing Radio 053, Food and Community

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The pandemic has been an existential threat to restaurants, cafés, and bars in cities across Canada. It’s also been a financial blow to many, threatening their food security. In this episode, we look at the impact on the the business, ethics, and community of food in the city.

Wine expert Krysta Oben talks about starting a new business, just as the pandemic struck.

Writer, editor, and CBC Food Guide Suresh Doss talks about COVID’s impact on the many different food-based communities across the GTA.

Toronto Association of BIAs Executive Director John Kiru talks about plans to bring back programs to help restaurants create socially distanced outdoor dining spaces next summer, following the largely successful CaféTO and CurbTO programs last year.

And Afri-Can FoodBasket Executive Director Anan Lololi talks about the legacy of food policy pioneer Wayne Roberts, as well as the need for food sovereignty in the pandemic for Black and racialized communities.

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