I don’t normally push our own events this hard. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
I visited 3 restaurants in Leslieville tonight and, with construction, there were a total of 8 people dining at them.
In order to promote local food businesses we are having a fundraiser at Hi-Lo tomorrow night (100% of proceeds are being donated to local charity; we’ll share the amount publicly of course) and are giving away more than 40 prizes from local restaurants. The prizes are meant to encourage the winners to get out on the town in the middle of construction season.
Prizes have been donated from:
- The Riverside BIA
- Leslieville Farmers Market
- Left Field Brewery
- Dangerous Dan’s
- Butchers of Distinction
- Table 17
- Enoteca Ascari
- Glas Winebar
- Skin and Bones
- The Vine Agency
- Rock Lobster
- Boots and Bourbon
- Mary McLeods
- Random House
- and more are still coming in…
We’ll be selling raffle tickets and encouraging all to mingle. There are more than 40 prizes and the bar fits about 60 people – your chances of winning are great!
(We start selling tickets at 7 and will start drawing at 8 and hope to wrap up draws by 10:30 if not earlier)
Please consider coming out and liking/ sharing this post to encourage others to do that same..
If you’re not in Toronto, you can still support your local businesses. Summer is a deceptively difficult time for many restaurants and small businesses and your support makes a big difference to them – and your community.