Communal Table 2023: Mdaamiin Giizis (Corn Moon)

The Bentway and The Depanneur are teaming up again to bring you a fabulous lineup of diverse and delicious dinners. Join Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin (They Feed the People) for a shared meal that originates from the sky, the water, the land and the kitchens of our families. We invite you to sit with us as we tell a story through Indigenous ingredients, and offer an experience to see food as understand it – a way to build meaningful relationships.

In August falls the ninth moon of Creation, Mdaamiin Giizis, the Corn Moon, during which time we learn about the cycle of life. Each cob of corn has thirteen rows of multicoloured seeds which represent all the spirits waiting to begin their Earth Walk. These will be the future generations for whom we must prepare. 

Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin will also be the recipient of all funds raised by this year’s Pay It Forward program, to support their mission to provide fresh, lovingly prepared food to vulnerable persons in Toronto’s Indigenous community.

Family-style dining in a unique urban setting. Communal Tables are seated, family-style meals, served and shared at 10 tables of 6, where you bring your own plates and cutlery.

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Pay it Forward

At check out, you will be invited to optionally contribute towards our Pay It Forward initiative. This year, all Pay it Forward funds go to Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin (They Feed the People) to support the food security needs of Indigenous Elders at Wigwamen Terrace and houseless Indigenous people in Toronto.