Toronto Food Policy Council forum Growing in the City

September 13th 2017. 14:00 to 16:00
Organizers from a range of exciting urban agriculture initiatives in Toronto will share how they increase food access, build stronger communities and contribute to local economies. Featured projects include:
  • The Stop Community Food Centre’s Mashkikii;aki’ing Medicine Wheel Garden
  • Black Creek Community Farm
  • Fresh City Farms
  • San Romanoway Community Garden and fruit tree care social enterprise
Moderated by Angela ElzingaCheng, Executive Director of Greenest City

Wednesday, September 13 2 pm – 4 pm    (doors open at 1:30) 
Ryerson Architecture Building, 325 Church St. (ARC202)

Event is free, everyone is welcome!

A Toronto Urban Agriculture Day event

Come to a public forum to learn more about some of the most innovative Urban Agriculture projects in Toronto

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 pm

325 Church Street, Room 202 (uThe Pit")

Ryerson University- Architecture Building

Urban agriculture is about growing food in the city. But urban agriculture projects grow much more than food. They grow the health and well-being of our citizens; they grow communities, and they grow economic development opportunities.


Angela Elzinga-Cheng - Greenest City


Joce Tremblay·- the Mashkikii;aki'ing Garden- a medicine wheel garden that gives men of the Apaenmowineen program the opportunity to learn, heal, and share .

Ran Goel ·· Fresh City Farms - a former aerospace district being transformed by the federal government, which has served as an incubator for several farm businesses. Fresh City Farms has become successful enough to set up a hub for processing and distributing food products from greater Toronto and its surrounding areas.

Adriana Gomez·· San Romanoway Gardens and community orchard. San Romanoway Gardens, part of Tower Renewal, shows how a neighbourhood can work to strengthen food security in many different ways, including a fruit tree care social enterprise.

Leticia Boa hen·· Black Creek Community Farm - the largest urban farm in Toronto, located in the heart of the Jane-Finch corridor on Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Land.

The afternoon will end with a tribute to Fiona Nelson - community activist, gardener, and long-time member of the Toronto Food Policy Council. Join us for cake as we celebrate Fiona's contributions to a healthier city!