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Food Column: Sarah Elton on the History of Toronto Food

Our food columnist, Sarah Elton was in to tell us about how food is intertwined with our city's history. Toronto still is one of North America's largest food hubs and the importance of food to our economy dates to the early days of our colonial settlement and even further back when Toronto was named after the fishing weir poles the Anishnabe planted in the lake to catch their dinner.

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To learn more about Toronto's food history, there's just over a week left to visit the St. Lawrence Market Gallery's exhibit "Meet me at the Market." That's at 95 Front Street East, on the second floor of the south market building. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. The exhibit runs until February 25.

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