The City of Toronto has partnered with The Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, specifically The BRIDGE, and the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Centennial College, to create FIND DINING, a program that celebrates independent restaurants in Scarborough, and the diversity of the community through its rich culinary offerings.
This student-supported initiative, championed by Scarborough City Councillor, Jennifer McKelvie (Ward 25 Scarborough – Rouge Park), aims to share the stories of Scarborough food, promote the diversity of local cuisine and assist restaurants in their economic recovery.
Together, the City of Toronto, U of T Scarborough and Centennial College will engage with Scarborough restaurants to strengthen the local food community through the creation of a centralized website celebrating the food scene, the facilitation of restaurant support workshops and the launch of promotional campaigns to drive business.
Restaurant support workshops will address topics, including: COVID-19-related tax information, social media tips for establishing an online presence, and the CaféTO program.
FIND DINING will tell the stories of local restaurants and the food they serve, exciting residents about exploring their local community and trying the diverse cuisines available in their own neighbourhood.
Restaurants interested in participating in FIND DINING Scarborough can go to https://finddining.ca to learn more about the project and register.