It’s pie time, people. Who doesn’t love a good pie? WHO??? Wrangle your friends (or go solo) for the third annual west-end Apple Pie contest, hosted by the friendly folks from the Trinity Bellwoods BIA.

Happening on November 10th, you can head to the A-Game Cafe (797 Dundas St W) to eat your heart out, or bring your pie to be judged and devoured. Proceeds raised this year will go towards Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre: a wonderful place in our community that has helped a lot of women (including our Editor-in-chief Jen McNeely, who frequented the centre in her early months of sobriety). 

So, who is ready to bake? Y’all are invited to participate! This is not a contest exclusive to pie elites—everyone is welcome to put their kneading skills to the test. Beyond watching your friends and neighbours enjoy the fruits of your labour (literally, heh), the top three winners will be eligible to win a special prize from businesses in the area. OOOOooooh!

Important “Do Pie” details:

For spectators, entry is FREE from 2-4 pm. Pie is $5 a slice. At 3:30 pm we will be auctioning off the winning pies. All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre (892 Dundas St W).
The apple pie contest is open to anyone who wants to bake. There is a participation fee of $10.00 + tax for the pie contest, which will be donated. Pies will be judged on appearance, crust, filling and overall taste. You may register online through Eventbrite or in person at Comrags at 812 Dundas Street West. Pies must be delivered to A-Game Cafe on November 10th between 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm sharp for judging.

Last year, the contest had over 20 participating pies, raising over $800 for the Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre. We think this would be an incredibly fun and oh-so-wholesome way to bond with humans you enjoy, for a very good cause! Community is everything, right?

The Trinity Bellwoods Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a group of eclectic and creative business owners along Dundas Street West from Bathurst to Grace Street. The BIA hosts several events each year, including Jane’s Walk, a Made-in-Canada tour and Do: FILM, a free movie screening in Trinity Bellwoods Park in June and July. Visit for more information.