In The Community

Pumpkins for SickKids

November 6, 2019

Yummy Market is proud to support the SickKids Foundation’s annual pumpkin carving contest with a donation of a truck full of pumpkins for in-hospital Halloween festivities.

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Culture Night in celebration of diversity

June 18, 2019

Michael Cranny Elementary school in Maple, Ont., recently hosted an event to celebrate the cultural diversity of its 550 students who have more than 50 countries in their ancestry, and more than 10 religions.

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14th Annual Walk ‘n Roll 4Education

May 29, 2019

Yummy Market supported the annual Walk’n Roll 4Education Community Event again this year. Our donation of fresh fruit, vegetables and hamburger buns helped refuel students after their walk around the neighbouring North York community.

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M.Turetsky Choir and SOPRANO Concert

May 8, 2019

On Sunday, May 5, Yummy Market proudly supported M. Turetsky Choir and SOPRANO’s first-time concert in Canada, held at Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St.) in Toronto.

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Toonies for Tummies 2019

February 28, 2019

Thank you to those who donated to The Grocery Foundation’s #Toonies4Tummies campaign this year at both our locations! Our stores raised a total of $4,544 over the course of the campaign from February 7 to 21. This total represents 2,272 nutritious meals for local children in our community.              

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9th Annual International Food Festival

November 9, 2018

The 9th annual International Food Festival was another successful fundraising event for the Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association (MHVA). Besides the collegiality, smiles and fun, the IFF raised over $5,000 which will be added to the MHVA pledge of raising $500,000 by 2020 for Mackenzie Health Mental Health Services.

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Pumpkins for SickKids

November 9, 2018

We are proud to support SickKids in the fight for children’s health by donating pumpkins for their annual pumpkin carving contest.

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The Salvation Army’s Commissioning

June 25, 2018

Each year, Salvation Army officers have a graduation ceremony called Commissioning. These officers go on to support the 1.9 million people The Salvation Army helps in their shelters, food banks and other programs every year.

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YCDSB’s Annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day

June 10, 2018

On June 4, 2018, Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Richmond Hill hosted the York Catholic District School Board Special Olympics Track and Field event for high school students with special needs. It was a day of excitement, inclusivity and celebration.

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8th Annual International Food Festival

November 20, 2017

Yummy Market supports this year’s International Food Festival with a gift of 100 servings of cabbage rolls, potatoes and blinis. Mackenzie Health volunteers served hundreds of meals to Mackenzie Health staff as part of their annual fundraising efforts again this year.

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YMCA Employer Recognition Event

November 9, 2017

Yummy Market was recently invited to the YMCA Employer Recognition Event hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Their Employment programs offer assistance, service and support for job seekers, whether they be adults, students, or newcomers in 15 sites across the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel, York and Durham.

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The Winter Palace Ball: A Moscow Night

February 24, 2017

Ruskoka camp, a registered charity and summer camp in the Muskokas, offers hundreds of underprivileged children the opportunity to attend summer camp every year. These children need help as their parents are unable to afford camp fees.

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Cheque presentation to SickKids

November 30, 2016

We are happy to present this cheque to the SickKids Foundation this year. Thank you to all who purchased a pumpkin in support of our annual SickKids fundraising campaign. The money raised will go towards helping SickKids to meet the health care needs of children and their families.

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7th Annual International Food Festival

November 4, 2016

The 7th annual International Food Festival (IFF)  brought hundreds of food fanciers, scores of volunteers and more than $4,000 to the Volunteer Association’s campaign to raise $250,000 to buy fetal monitors for the Woman and Child program.

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Giving thanks this Thanksgiving

October 3, 2016

Every year, Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on everything you are grateful for, a time to count all your blessings one by one, a time to appreciate the immense wealth that is your family and friends — it’s time for gratitude and appreciation. And this year is no different.

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Big Bike 2016

June 15, 2016

Yummy Market is proud to support this community event for the fourth year in a row in Vaughan. The Heart&Stroke Big Bike is a team event geared towards companies, community organizations and groups. Teams are made up of 29 enthusiastic riders who each commit to support heart disease and stroke research.

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11th Annual Walk’n Roll 4Education

May 28, 2016

Now in its 11th year, the annual Walk’n Roll 4Education Community Event was bigger and better than ever before.  Following a morning warm-up, students could choose between the 4km or 8km route around the neighbouring North York community.

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Good food, good to go

March 31, 2016

The Vaughan Food Bank receives two shopping carts’ worth of food from the Yummy Market store located at 1390 Major Mackenzie Dr. W. Non-perishable food donations, all conveniently packed in canvas shopping bags, are available for purchase at checkout every day.

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CARD receives fruit trays from Yummy Market

March 4, 2016

Yummy Market donated fruit trays for a bowling event in support of CARD. CARD is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs.

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Give a Toonie. Fill a Tummy.

February 4, 2016

Did you know that kids in your community go to school hungry? 1 in 6 face hunger every year* (Statistics Canada). A toonie feeds a child a nutritious breakfast at school. This February, Yummy Market is proud to support the Toonies4Tummies campaign.        

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

September 3, 2015

Yummy Market donated a gourmet grocery gift basket in support of a Big Brothers Big Sisters of York fundraiser held in Vaughan. The Big Brothers Big Sisters are children between the ages of 6 and 16 from difficult upbringings such as single parent, low income and newcomer families.

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Community’s favourite supermarket

June 24, 2015

Welcome to Yummyland! Or, at least that’s what you might think by looking at this 2015 Russian Toronto Yellow Pages cover. The Maple storefront’s central position on the cover is synonymous with an integral role our stores play in the Russian-speaking community of North York and Vaughan. From its inception to the present day, Yummy Market remains a ...

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Hunger takes no holidays…

June 17, 2015

  And neither do we when it comes to donating food to the families in need in our community. Our pre-packed food donation bags are now available for purchase daily at the Maple store located at 1390 Major Mackenzie Dr. West. All donated food bags will go to the Vaughan Food Bank. The Vaughan Food Bank services needy ...

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Big Bike is back!

June 11, 2015

And Yummy Market is back again with fresh and ready yummy foods for the participating teams. This year, two Yummy Market-supported fundraising events for Heart & Stroke were made complete with the delicious European fare which included turkey, tuna and vegetable sandwiches, fruit and veggie platters, and a huge success this year—apple blintzes. Visit our Facebook ...

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10th Annual Walk ‘n Roll 4Education

May 26, 2015

Yummy Market donated fresh fruits and vegetables for the 10th Annual Walk ‘n Roll 4Education community fundraising event held at Crawford Adventist Academy in North York. Following a morning warm-up, the participants could choose between the 4 km or 8 km route around the neighbouring North York community. Upon returning to the Crawford grounds, walkers ...

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Yummy Market supports Victory Day 70 celebrations

May 11, 2015

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the WWII Victory Yummy Market supported a series of festive events, culminating with a gala evening on May 9, in honour of the veterans. The events, stretching over the course of a few days, included a car rally to a Canadian Forces base in Barry, Ontario; a day ...

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Happy anniversary!

March 31, 2015

        Yummy Market donated a gift basket to a neighbouring business, Pure Motivation Fitness Studio, to help them celebrate their 6-year anniversary. With over sixty fitness enthusiasts in attendance, including studio members and trainers, the event flexed everyone’s muscles with fun fitness challenges and activities. Many prizes, such as Yummy Market’s gourmet grocery basket, rewarded the ...

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Persian New Year at Maple

March 20, 2015

Our Persian associates celebrated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with a traditional table setting (and with wide smiles) at our store in Maple at 1390 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

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Yummy Market receives award!

January 21, 2015

Alexei Tsvetkov, Yummy Market’s CEO, was one of the selected community leaders to receive the Order of York Centre Award on January 15, 2015. Hosted and presented by Mark Adler, MP, the award recognizes the company’s commitment and contribution to improving the lives of others in the community.

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32 Division community Christmas luncheon

December 23, 2014

  The 32 Division of the Toronto Police Services received festive cookie trays from Yummy Market for their annual Community Christmas Luncheon earlier this month held at the Willowdale Presbyterian Church Hall. The 16th annual Community Christmas Luncheon helped collect toy donations for the CHUM City Wish Fund. Local schools and businesses joined forces to ...

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Our “Russian Winter” float receives 1st place at the 15th annual Maple SantaFest parade

December 5, 2014

Sunday, November 23rd marked the 15th Annual Maple SantaFest Parade – a signature event that became a holiday tradition for the area and for Vaughan residents. The parade featured decked floats, great bands and community groups dressed festively all marching in celebration of the Holiday Season. Yummy Market, the General Sponsor of the “Russian Winter” ...

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Carrousel des Nations 2014

December 4, 2014

Yummy Market once again sponsored the annual Carrousel des Nations – a fun community fundraising event that highlights and celebrates the unique multicultural experience provided at TFS (Toronto French School). The Senior School gym was transformed into a colourful world of flags where the guests could sample delicious food from around the world – ...

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5th annual International Food Festive (IFF)

November 22, 2014

Yummy Market supported the Mackenzie Health Volunteer Association’s 5th Annual International Food Festive (IFF) by providing hot entrées for the Eastern European table and gift baskets for the raffle. All funds raised went to the Volunteer Association’s pledge to raise $500,000 over 3 years towards the $5 million cost of the new MRI machine. This ...

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The Weekend to End All Women’s Cancers 60km walkathon

October 22, 2014

        Yummy Market donated fruits for a walkathon fundraiser in support of the Princess Margaret Campbell Family Research Centre. A booth was set up at a strategic point of the last stretch of the 60 km when most walkers need to have a juicy boost to keep moving to the finish line. “Thanks for your wonderful ...

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Heart & Stroke Big Bike fundraiser

May 29, 2014

Yummy Market supported the Heart and Stroke Big Bike fundraiser in Vaughan again this year by providing lunch and refreshments to all Big Bike Riders. People from all over the community were invited to ride the Big Bike for a wonderful cause. In order to ride the Big Bike, participants were asked to put together ...

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JRCC receives 700 apples from Yummy Market in celebration of Rosh Hashana

September 16, 2013

JRCC (Jewish Russian Community Centre)  received 700 apples from Yummy Market in celebration of Rosh Hashana.  With the help of several volunteers, the JRCC East Thornhill will spread the sweetness and joy of the Jewish New Year to 700 households in the neighbourhood. The packages, containing apples donated by Yummy Market, honey, and a card ...

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Yummy Market donates 3 gift cards worth $50 each to the NICU picnic

September 16, 2013

Yummy Market donated 3 gift cards worth $50 each to the NICU Picnic,  a family focused community event filled with fun activities, food, prizes, crafts, and a celebration of the special NICU miracles and little “NICU graduates”. The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital cares for many babies each year, ranging ...

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Yummy Market supports local camp

September 13, 2013

Yummy Market and York Centre MP Mark Adler joined forces in supporting a local camp by donating over 150kg of fruits, juice, and non‐perishable foods enough to feed approximately 80 children. Consuming nutritious foods helps children and teens grow, develop, and sustain the energy level necessary to succeed academically. “We are committed to giving back ...

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General sponsor of “Barmaley and Others”

June 26, 2013

General sponsor of "Barmaley and Others"

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Big Bike Heart & Stroke

June 26, 2013

Yummy Market supported the Big Bike Heart&Stroke fundraiser by providing grab-and-go foods, such as potato bourekas (savoury pastries), and refreshments for the seven teams in attendance at the Vaughan City Hall. The Heart&Stroke Big Bike is a team event geared towards community organizations, companies, and groups. Teams, made up of 29 enthusiastic riders committed to ...

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8th Annual Walk ‘n Roll 4Education

May 8, 2013

Sponsor of the 8th Annual Walk ‘n Roll 4Education community event at the 60th Anniversary Alumni Weekend celebration. All proceeds went towards academy’s “CATCH THE VISION” Capital Campaign, the platform for the New Crawford School Project. Following a morning warm-up, participants could choose between the 4km or 8km route around the neighbouring North York community. ...

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The TFS Canada International School’s 50th Anniversary Fun Fair

May 7, 2013

Sponsor of the TFS Canada International School’s 50th Anniversary Fun Fair held at the Toronto French School. With an estimated attendance of over 1,500 guests, the Fun Faire was a great success complete with international food samplings, BBQ and a ton of fun activities for all.

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New Year’s event for kids

December 2, 2012

Yummy Market was the general sponsor of the New Year’s “Elka” event for kids held at The National Event Venue, a complete event centre for all occasions in North York.

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Carrousel des Nations 2011

November 15, 2011

Gourmet Sponsor for the Carousel of Nations Event at the Toronto French School

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Toronto Russian Youth Theatre

September 26, 2009

Production and General sponsor of the Toronto Russian Youth Theatre’s (RCTCC) “The Inspector General” – a satirical play by the Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol.

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Breakfast with Santa event for kids

December 8, 2008

Yummy Market was the general sponsor of the Breakfast with Santa event for kids.

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