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Culinary protest coming to Toronto next month

09/26/2012 05:48 EDT | Updated 11/26/2012 05:12 EST
Dozens of chefs and farmers gathered in Ontario’s Melancthon Township on Wednesday, to support a movement that opposes a mega-quarry development that a U.S. company hopes to build northwest of Toronto.

Chef Michael Stadtlander prepared an “intimate lunch” for those who attended the event, in which he discussed the forthcoming Soupstock, a so-called culinary protest that will be held in Toronto’s Woodbine Park on Oct. 21.

Organizers say that 120 chefs are slated to take part in Soupstock, during which they will serve their soup creations to those in attendance.

All money raised will go toward “building a community of support for stopping the controversial Mega-Quarry and for other environmental and food-related issues.”

A similar event was held in Melancthon Township last year and 28,000 people attended.

Organizers are hoping that by hosting Soupstock in Toronto this year, they will draw even more support.

The so-called mega-quarry would be as deep as Niagara Falls and nearly the size of downtown Toronto when fully developed.

Operators would begin mining limestone at the site for the next 50 to 100 years.

Click on the video above to see a report that the CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault filed last fall about the proposed quarry project in Melancthon Township.

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