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Snack Snack Revolution – MABELLEarts

Mabelle Park, Etobicoke | MABELLEarts | 2019

Food and parks—there’s nothing better for bringing people together. But this combination can also provide important local economic development and small businesses training. 

Inspired by the global nights markets and the snack stalls of India, Snack Snack Revolution will incorporate micro-business training and mentorship with an innovative design of mobile snack stalls to debut at a night market festival. The night market will also be animated by artists and community members to help tell the stories of the neighbourhood. 

Led by MABELLEarts, an arts organization, the project will take place in Mabelle Park, a green space at the heart of a Toronto Community Housing neighbourhood in Etobicoke. MABELLEarts has worked for over ten years in the community with thousands of residents of all ages and backgrounds alongside professional artists, architects, builders, and gardeners. 

The Public Space Incubator is fueling beauty, opportunity and community connection on Mabelle Avenue.  This support of Snack Snack Revolution is helping MABELLEarts to work with skilled home cooks, architects and chefs to design and test two snack stalls to be run by Mabelle residents during a series of Night Markets in the Mabelle Park.  Thank you Park People, Ken and Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation for your support – it’s delicious!” – Leah Houston, MABELLEarts. 

Credit picture: Liam Cook

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