Farm in the City Toronto

Teensy tiny farm lands on King West

Cozied in between a dental clinic and The Detox Market on King West is the last thing you'd probably ever expect: a small public garden sprouting herbs, spinach and organic kale. This mini-oasis of flora is planted in a series of crates that look like they were made from reclaimed pallets. In conjunction with TAS -- and in keeping with its commitment to the four pillars of sustainability — Fresh City Farms planted the farm lot as an initiative (or attempt, at least) to alert people to the many potential locations for city farming. It's also meant to remind us to pay attention to where our food comes from. (Fresh City also delivers organic food boxes to homes around Toronto).

Urban Farm Toronto

The garden's back fence is dotted with informative little handmade signs proclaiming, "The GTA sits on the best farmland in Canada yet Ontario imports $4.8 billion more in food than it exports," and "The average food item sold in Toronto has traveled nearly 4,500 km." The farm lot will be open until it gets too cold for the plants to grow, and it'll remain in place until a building begins to take shape on the lot.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

A guide to Asian night markets in and around Toronto for summer 2022

Pick-your-own strawberries at Ontario farms opens for the season next month

This adorable ice cream shop near Toronto is totally bathed in pink

Someone in Toronto just quit their job to make waffles full time

You can dine in the gardens of Casa Loma starting next month

Owner of popular cupcake chain that closed is opening a new bakery in Toronto

Four-year-old daughter of laid-off Toronto flight attendant blowing up on social media

Closed Coffee Time location to be taken over by one of Toronto's top burger joints