The Coffee Shed

About The Coffee Shed

The Coffee Sheds are business partnerships of people with developmental disabilities who, with the help of Common Ground Co-operative, are using the skills and talents they have to create employment for themselves. Each Coffee Shed sells confectionery items, delicious baked goods, freshly brewed coffee and sandwiches and salads which are prepared daily. Our coffee is organically grown fair trade coffee, without pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers using methods that support the worker and the environment. Workers growing the coffee are paid a fair price for their produce. All Coffee Sheds have an extensive catering menu and can create a custom order to suit your event. The Coffee Shed has three locations: Surrey Place Centre in downtown Toronto (started in 2001) The University of Toronto’s New College Campus (started in 2003) and JVS Toronto, a career and employment organization located at Dufferin and Tycos (started in 2004). Contact...

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Menu Coffee Shed

To place a catering order, contact a coffee shed located near you! Catering Menu New menu items available October 2015   Hand Made Cookies Chocolate Chip Spelt & Oatmeal Raisin Lemon & Allspice Shortbread & Gingerbread Sandwiches Bread, Rolls or Wraps Egg Salad, Tuna, Ham & Cheese Veggie, Veggie & Cheese, Turkey Beef Gourmet Cookies Pistachio, Orange & Vanilla Shortbread Walnut Magic Mocha Balls Choc-it-to me Poppy Love (Cardamon Lemon Shortbread) Gourmet Wraps Curry Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, Southwest Beef, Turkey Salad, Portobello & Chevre Fritatta Delicious Squares Lemon, Date & Brownie Veggie’s & Dip Assortment of fresh Veggies & Dip Sweet Loaves Banana, Zucchini Raisin, Lemon & Berry, Apple Fresh Fruit Tray Fresh Fruit Arrangement Muffins Assorted Flavours Cheese & Cracker’s Assortment of Cheeses & Crackers Holiday Cookies Decorated for Special Occasion’s Salad’s Vinagrette or Creamy Pasta or Market Greens Salad w/dressings Bagel’s w/Spreads Peanut Butter, Jam, Butter or Cream Cheese Beverages Bottled Juice or Water $1.25 ea. CALL TODAY FOR PRICES! Prices do not include applicable taxes or delivery charges, All caterings are subject to availability Please allow 48 hours...

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Customer Testimonals

First of all I wanted to give you and the team at Lemon and Allspice a BIG thank you for all your efforts in providing us with the catering for our two-day event. Even with all the many many calls and changes we had you handled it so well and were so efficient. The food was also excellent – everyone was so pleased and we had a lot of questions about your organization! – Carter Hammett, JVS Toronto [/one_half] I enjoy coming into the coffee shed in the morning because of the positive atmosphere, how helpful the Partners are in selling their products and those delicious chocolate cookies. The Partners at the Coffee Shed are part of the JVS team and I want to support them as much as I can, so they can train and succeed on running a successful coffee shop – James Beelik, JVS...

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Contact The Coffee Shed

Contact the Coffee Shed to cater your event THE COFFEE SHED AT SURREY PLACE CENTRE 2 Surrey Place, Toronto GERALD FANTONE, Job Coach (416) 925-2169 ext. 2403 coffeeshed@surreyplace.on.ca Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Your Message   View Larger Map THE COFFEE SHED AT NEW COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Wilson Hall, New College 40 Willcocks St., Toronto ALICE BIKEEVA, Job Coach (416) 522-5619 coffeeshed@utoronto.ca Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Your Message   View Larger Map THE COFFEE SHED AT JVS TORONTO 74 Tycos Drive, Toronto ANDREA DI CARO, Job Coach 416) 649-1581 coffeeshed3@commongroundco-op.ca Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Your Message   View Larger...

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Partner Profiles

There are 65 adults with developmental disabilities working at the businesses Common Ground Co-operative supports.   One of them is Latha M. who has been working at The Coffee Shed for seven years. She enjoys setting up The Coffee Shed before every shift, making freshly brewed coffee, helping customers and most of all working with the cash register. Latha says she loves running her own business because she is able to work independently and because she “likes making money!” Latha has learned new life skills and has enhanced her existing work skills to contribute to a positive work environment which she feels is very important. Working with great dedication, genuine respect for her co-workers and customers, Letha always makes sure she passes on what she learns to her new business partners. While she enjoys the Shed, she says she also enjoys taking part in Common Ground Co-operative festive events and looks for new opportunities that a rise in educational courses. For example:, The Financial Literacy Program she recently completed. Even though Latha is 63 years old she laughs and says, “No way – I’m not retiring! I like working with my favourite people” Tamanna has been working at The Coffee Shed for almost two years now and has won the P.O.M (Partner of the Month) award in December. She has excellent customer service skills, cash skills, and makes a tremendous effort in learning new skills to help other partners and to help improve Coffee Shed sales. Tamanna has been a great exception to the Coffee Shed team. When she isn’t busy at work she is usually watching Bollywood films, hanging out with her friends and playing on the...

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