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Our Partners


Stonegate Ministry partners and serves on the SCHC food access subcommittee which includes initiatives such as Farmers Market, founded and now supports the Stonegate Market Gardens initiative and food voucher programs

Stonegate Farmers Market

Stonegate Ministry partners with Stonegate Community Health Centre in the Stonegate Farmer%u2019s Market, an entertaining and fun source of market fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, fresh baked breads, pastries and more. Take part in the one of the special events such as the healthy cooking demo, Seniors Day, Kids Summer Fun, a master gardener's advice or just relax and enjoy the sounds of the featured local musician or group.

Held in the parking lot of Christ Church St James Anglican Church at 194 Park Lawn Road, Etobicoke (just north of the Queensway, next to Humber Bay Library) this is a summer must for residents of the Stonegate area and beyond. Stonegate Farmers' Market operates Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm from June to October.

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Community Garden

Founded by Stonegate Ministry and managed by Stonegate Community Health Centre, this important community initiative is located at Bell Manor Park. The community garden gives local residents the chance to work their own small plot of land and grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers, in a safe and secure community setting. Contact Stonegate Community Health Centre for more information.

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Stonegate Ministry also partners with other local businesses and organisations in a variety of initiatives that benefit families and individuals. One such initiative is:

Making Christmas Happen

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Each year one or more Stonegate families are adopted" by local business or individual benefactors who will quite literally Make Christmas Happen when otherwise it could never, would never happen.

Here's an excerpt from one family who was sponsored by management and staff of a local Etobicoke dental office...

Note: This family of newcomers to Canada simply could not afford Christmas gifts for their children. Through Making Christmas Happen" this deserving family discovered that through the generosity of some wonderful people, they not only had gifts, but clothing for the children, an amazing selection of holiday foods and a lovely tree as well.

So, "I asked, how was your Christmas?" Tears springing immediately to her eyes, this mother of three exclaimed, "There was nothing I could have wanted for!"

Their young son, though shy was thrilled to engage in show and tell" describing at length his gifts and what they could do. He beamed as he showed me his prize - a PSP. And I got these pants!" he declared proudly pointing to the nice, grey pants he was wearing. Words all in a jumble and helping his baby sister punch the keys of a musical toy she carried, the boy chattered happily about the wonderful gifts he and his little sister had received. Two pretty, little dolls were fetched by Mom from the baby's crib: "She won't even go to sleep without these anymore," I was informed with a smile.

Then Mom, who had been listening with obvious delight, rushed off a moment and returned with a lovely perfume set in hand - obviously treasured. It would have been enough - more than enough," she said through the interpreter to have something for the children. But " she shakes her head in wonder, those kind, kind people thought of me too."

When asked what he would like to say to the people who were so generous, the boy said, I would say thank you'. Thank you very much! This was the best Christmas I ever had!"



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