A TOUCH OF ART – Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market to Bring Healthy Produce to Neighborhoods in Toronto

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An ingenious, new mobile food market in Toronto is bringing fresh produce to neighborhoods where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain. Called the Mobile Good Food Market, the bus-turned-market was designed by LGA Architectural Partners (LGA) and commissioned by FoodShare Toronto in partnership with the City of Toronto and United Way Toronto. By going to geographically isolated, often underprivileged “food deserts,” the Mobile Good Food Market gives residents a chance to buy fresh fruits and vegetables without traveling long distances or paying exorbitant prices.To convert a donated Toronto Transport Commission Wheel-Trans bus into an accessible, traveling market, LGA installed a series of aluminum shelves, which fold out of the bus underneath an awning to…

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