Moonlight Market Supports Local Female Entrepreneurs

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Moonlight Market Supports Local Female Entrepreneurs

By Fred Alvarado
Fred is a community journalist with FOCUS MEDIA ARTS CENTRE

Welcome to RPTV Weekly News Show (Episode 34) for July 27th to August 3rd, 2022. In this weekly news show hosted by RPTV reporters Fred Alvarado, Victoria Nanneti, Jabin Haque, Jamelia Parnell, Abiqa Al-basith, and Syana Balasundaram, we present news that impacts on Toronto's Regent Park and the surrounding areas.

Episode 34 for the week of June 17th to June 24th, 2022 features segments on:

  • The Moonlight Market In Regent Park begins Thursday July 28th, 2022.
  • Regent Park Film Festival celebrates 20th anniversary with Block Party + Film: Encanto.
  • Two separate violent incidents took place in Regent Park area in less than a week.
  • City of Toronto announces 24 New Affordable Housing Units at 292-296 Parliament Street
  • Toronto City Council approves more than 24,000 new homes in July meeting
  • Applications for Resident Grants Pilot are now open!
  • Pope Francis apologizes for residential school abuses in Canada.
  • Covid-19 and Vaccination Update: City of Toronto releases last episode of Pandemic Perspectives Family Ties / Vaccine & Wellness Clinics in Regent Park
  • Events & Jobs in the Neighborhood.

The lead story:

Moonlight Market In Regent Park begins Thursday July 28th, 2022.

The Regent Park Employment and Economic Development Table in partnership with The Centre for Social Innovation and The City of Toronto Mainstreet Innovation Fund brings you The Moonlight Market in Regent Park starting July 28th until September 17th, 2022 every Thursday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm at the East Patio, 585 Dundas St East.

The City of Toronto  is providing a $50,000 activation fund for this event to support local, early stage Female Identified entrepreneurs and encourage the community and residents to come out and join the streetscape as it goes through the summer months.

The event has a combination of three anchor women-owned businesses in Regent Park and a rotating group of other female entrepreneurs from the Employment and Economic Development Table.
RPTV visited the inaugural day of the Moonlight Market in Regent Park and hear what the community have to say.








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FOCUS Media Arts Centre (FOCUS) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1990 to counter negative media stereotypes of low income communities and provide relevant information to residents living in the Regent Park area and surrounding communities.

We seek to empower marginalized individuals and under represented communities to have a voice, through the  use of professional training, mentorships and participatory based media practices that enable the sharing of stories, experiences and perspectives on relevant matters and issues. In brief our mandate is to empower marginalized individuals and under-serviced communities to have a voice and tell their own stories.


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