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In honour of world Baking Day on May 17th.

Mmmm…. baked goods.

Here’s an idea to get the community involved in creating a your menu. Take suggestions and then to build content, take pictures and video of the process as the item is added to the menu.

Take all the money raised from the new item and donate it to charity, create items inspired by kids or create a video teaching others how to make the item. Or challenge other bakeries in the neighbourhood to a bake-off of the same item.

Feel free to use if you have a cafe, restaurant, are a food vendor or a bar (with a little alcohol put in the mix).

Plan for a Bakery: Click to View + Download

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Last summer I visited a cafe in Kensington Market looking for a part-time job. The guy behind the counter told me that the owners usually just get their significant others and friends to work the shop, so if I was looking for work I could try some hot dog place just outside of the market.

“Yea, there are lots of hipsters there,” he said.

I let that one slide as I looked around this cafe, that sells records. And smiled.

So here’s a DIYPR plan inspired by that cafe in Kensington Market.

Plan for a Cafe that sells records: Click to View + Download

NEWDIYPR_recordcafe

Binge watching. To me, nothing sounds better than a whole day in front of Netflix, with all the seasons of Bob’s Burgers queued to play one after the other. But binge watching can get lonely. So here’s an idea to get everyone doing it together!

I thought a great opportunity for community-binge-watching would be a local film festival, like TIFF. An independent theatre could play movies featuring an actor, director or genre for 24 hours and offer $15 tickets for the day, allowing people to come and go as they please.

A great opportunity to get some content would be to put a couch outside of the theatre room and invite moviegoers to share their thoughts before or after each showing.

Plan for an Independent Cinema / Theatre: Click to View + Download

NEWDIYPR_independentcinema

The farmers market by my old apartment happens outside during the warm months, and then goes inside a small house at Sorauren Park when it gets cold outside.

Farmers markets have nearly perfect opportunities to host parties whenever they want: People have to go outside anyway, there’s no issue of finding a venue and the food and drink is pretty much always taken care of.

So with that, here’s a plan that can help get people together outside the regular hours and build community engagement. If you’re part of a farmers’ market that moves indoors or outdoors depending on the season, this could be a great way to let people know where to go when the weather changes.

Plan for a Farmers’ Market: Click to View / Download

NEWDIYPR_farmersmarket

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