All About Food Sustainability

Monday April 23 at 7:00pm in the Community Room


Please join us for an evening with Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm. The book is celebrated as an accomplished work of global investigative journalism, offering a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors – a must read for those interested in food policy and animal welfare.

This event is jointly hosted by Diane Frankling Housing Co-operative and the Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto.

For more information about Sonia, please visit 

Cocktails & Canvas Painting Party

Friday March 23, 7pm – 10pm in the Community Room 


Create your own piece of art over cocktails, eats, tunes and fun times with friends and neighbours. All materials will be provided, all you need to bring is your creativity! Guests will also be able to get some pointers and insights from a few of the co-op’s own artists.

Spaces are limited. If you are interested in joining in, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x 204

Bleecker Cafe

Wednesday March 28, 1pm – 3pm in the Community Room 


Any and all members that are able to attend are welcome. Enjoy delicious food, music and great conversation with friends and neighbours. Joining us at this months Café are jazz  duo Kevin & Martin. The jazzy renditions of pop classics can be heard all over the city and various TTC subway stations. Be sure to check them out!

Members planning to attend are kindly asked to RSVP by Monday March 26. To do this or get more information, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204

The Perks of Coffee – POSTPONED!



We all know about the energizing benefits of coffee, but did you know it could be used for improved digestion and skin care? True story!

DFC, along with Holistic Nutritionist and skin care guru Graydon Moffat, will be hosting a DIY based workshop using coffee! We will be making pro-biotic coffee based smoothie and the using the grinds from that to make an ex-foliating rub! For more information on Graydon’s skin line, please visit

There is space for up to 15 members to take part in this workshop. If you would like to join in or get more information, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
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DFC Recycling Program – March Pick Up Dates

We are happy to say that this initiative has been a huge success! As we bring it into 2018, we wanted to give a quick refresher on how to best participate;

  • Simply leave your recycling in a clear plastic bag or plastic shopping bag in front of your unit on specific pick up dates and times. Please do not leave recycling out on any dates / times outside of the posted schedule.
  • Please ensure that you are only placing accepted recycling items into your bags. If you aren’t sure, please visit the cities Waste Wizard page or contact Ryan Hayward for printed materials.
  • Please do not place any organic waste in your recycling bags. It’s just gross and unpleasant for volunteers to handle.


Saturday March 3rd , 10am – 12pm

Tuesday March  6th , 10am – 12pm

Thursday February 8th , 6pm – 8pm

Tuesday March 13th, 10am – 12pm

SaturdayMarch 17th, 10am – 12pm

Tuesday March 20th, 10am – 12pm

Friday March 30th, 10am – 12pm 



According to the latest “Who’s Hungry” report by the Daily Bread Food Bank, food bank visits in Toronto are back to levels seen during the height of the recession, almost ten years ago.

Kate Halsey, a food bank coordinator for Yonge Street Mission in Regent Park, reports that they register 3 new users on a daily basis, “ranging from newcomers to Canada who have Master’s and PhD degrees, but not enough money for food; people who go back to school and are paying tuition; and people who are just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month. It could be anyone, it could be your neighbor, it could be your grandmother, your best friend. It could also be the man on the corner. There’s not a population we serve more than others.”

Indeed, many of our own co-op members may be going without proper nourishment.

With this in mind, DFC is launching the Nourish program, aimed at alleviating the food gap for our own co-op members who may be in need. Nourish  will be funded through internal and external donations, that will enable us to maintain and allocate $25.00 grocery gift cards to members, by request, as needed. All requests are strictly confidential, and can be made to Ali or Ryan, starting in early December.

All members have to do is ask.

The co-op will be accepting monetary donations from members who are able to contribute to the Nourish  fund. If members were planning on giving a holiday gift to staff, we ask that you please consider a Nourish donation instead. No amount is too small, and all donations will be gratefully accepted. Please stay tuned for more details about how to donate.

Creative Writing Group

Tuesday March 27, 1pm – 3pm in the Community Room 


 DFC will be hosting its next Expressive Writing Group on Tuesday March 27 with the ever amazing Honey Novick. All members are welcome to attend. No experience or background in writing is required! Just be willing share your thoughts and be creative!

We’ll use a different approach to self-expression
We’ll talk and write and share what’s important to us
Each voice is important, each story a tale to tell
We’ll create a safe and fun atmosphere

For more information please contact
Ryan Hayward 416 920 7340 x204