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Over $33,000 raised for Toronto's Restaurant Workers

Over $33,000 raised for Toronto's Restaurant Workers

Over $33,000 raised for Toronto's Restaurant Workers

After a successful 30 days of raising funds for crisis relief for Toronto's restaurant workers, all 30 spots have been nominated! So far, we have raised over $33,000 for Toronto restaurant employees. Donations are still being accepted until midnight on the 30th of April, so if you wanted to donate, there is still time.

Once donations are all in, we will get them into the hands of the amazing people we’ve heard from throughout this campaign. Restaurant owners will disperse the donations between their employees who have been let go due to this pandemic. In speaking with each of the 30 restaurant owners, we know how grateful they are for your donations and community support during these trying times. We could not have done any of this without all of you. We can’t thank you enough for your support. We are all in this together. Stay strong Toronto!

We would especially like to thank DoorDash for their generous donation of $8000 to the cause, this has helped us immensely in coming closer to our goal.

30 Spots Nominated

Cafe Neon

Oddseoul

The Good Fork

Tutti Matti

SanRemo Bakery

Khao San Road

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Glory Hole Doughnuts

The Beet

Short & Sweet Bakeshop Cafe

Beast

Aviv Immigrant Kitchen

The George Street Diner

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar

Fk Wine Bar

Bar Sybanne

Chica's Chicken

Chop Chop

The Ace

Smith

The Wren

Pretty Ugly Bar

Bar Reyna

Insomnia

White Lily Diner

Balsamico

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• Donation Link in BIO • “It had always been my husband’s dream to open up his own restaurant. Ned has been a Chef for 27 years and you can definitely taste his love for cooking in every dish. We opened Balsamico in 2009 when we both found ourselves out of a job due to the recession..
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A sign hangs above our kitchen window that reads “Enter as strangers, leave as friends“, which perfectly defines our intentions as a restaurant. Our staff is the core of our success, we are not co-workers, we are family. Our customers are not only our biggest supporters, they are friends.
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The hardest thing during COVID-19 has been letting go of some of our beloved staff and not knowing if we will be able to ever invite them back to work. Our staff are mostly family breadwinners with small kids. Knowing that we are taking away their bread was the thing that kept us awake at night. We have this duo, two brothers from Brazil. They are students who came to Toronto to finish school and are supporting themselves by working at Balsamico. These two are very hard working and the sweetest guys you will ever meet - for them to lose their jobs is devastating.
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The rug was pulled from underneath all of us so quickly and the uncertainty of the situation is very scary. We were able to keep two full timers during the transition into delivery & take out, who have continued to be so positive and dedicated to the work they do, we are so lucky to have this team of people, just heartbroken we can’t help all of them.” -Balsamico Owners. Ned & Linda Spahic

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Bunner's Bake Shop

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COVID-19

30 Spots 30 Days

Over $33,000 raised for Toronto's Restaurant Workers

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Over $33,000 raised for Toronto's Restaurant Workers

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After a successful 30 days of raising funds for crisis relief for Toronto's restaurant workers, all 30 spots have been nominated! So far, we have raised over $33,000 for Toronto restaurant employees. Donations are still being accepted until midnight on the 30th of April, so if you wanted to donate, there is still time.

Once donations are all in, we will get them into the hands of the amazing people we’ve heard from throughout this campaign. Restaurant owners will disperse the donations between their employees who have been let go due to this pandemic. In speaking with each of the 30 restaurant owners, we know how grateful they are for your donations and community support during these trying times. We could not have done any of this without all of you. We can’t thank you enough for your support. We are all in this together. Stay strong Toronto!

We would especially like to thank DoorDash for their generous donation of $8000 to the cause, this has helped us immensely in coming closer to our goal.

30 Spots Nominated

Cafe Neon

Oddseoul

The Good Fork

Tutti Matti

SanRemo Bakery

Khao San Road

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

Glory Hole Doughnuts

The Beet

Short & Sweet Bakeshop Cafe

Beast

Aviv Immigrant Kitchen

The George Street Diner

Sotto Voce Wine & Pasta Bar

Fk Wine Bar

Bar Sybanne

Chica's Chicken

Chop Chop

The Ace

Smith

The Wren

Pretty Ugly Bar

Bar Reyna

Insomnia

White Lily Diner

Balsamico

View this post on Instagram

• Donation Link in BIO • “It had always been my husband’s dream to open up his own restaurant. Ned has been a Chef for 27 years and you can definitely taste his love for cooking in every dish. We opened Balsamico in 2009 when we both found ourselves out of a job due to the recession..
_
A sign hangs above our kitchen window that reads “Enter as strangers, leave as friends“, which perfectly defines our intentions as a restaurant. Our staff is the core of our success, we are not co-workers, we are family. Our customers are not only our biggest supporters, they are friends.
_
The hardest thing during COVID-19 has been letting go of some of our beloved staff and not knowing if we will be able to ever invite them back to work. Our staff are mostly family breadwinners with small kids. Knowing that we are taking away their bread was the thing that kept us awake at night. We have this duo, two brothers from Brazil. They are students who came to Toronto to finish school and are supporting themselves by working at Balsamico. These two are very hard working and the sweetest guys you will ever meet - for them to lose their jobs is devastating.
_
The rug was pulled from underneath all of us so quickly and the uncertainty of the situation is very scary. We were able to keep two full timers during the transition into delivery & take out, who have continued to be so positive and dedicated to the work they do, we are so lucky to have this team of people, just heartbroken we can’t help all of them.” -Balsamico Owners. Ned & Linda Spahic

A post shared by TasteToronto (@tastetoronto) on

Union

Bunner's Bake Shop

Greta Solomon's

Patois

Tags:

Toronto Restaurant Workers Crisis Relief Fund

COVID-19

30 Spots 30 Days