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The Parks and Environment of the City of Toronto will be discussing a recent report on Urban Agricultural Opportunities in the City of Toronto
When: June 16th 9:30 AM
Where: Committee Room 1 at City Hall
What: recent Report on Urban Agricultural Opportunities in TO.
The Parks and Environment of the City of Toronto will be discussing a recent report on Urban Agricultural Opportunities in the City of Toronto on June 16th, in Committee Room 1 at City Hall, starting at 9:30 AM.
At this meeting there will be an opportunity for interested parties to make deputations. You can share your own experiences, comment on the things that you think the report has gotten right, what you think should be supported, what important things the report missed out on, and let the City know where you think that there needs to be more and different action.
The report is summarized below, and you can also find a link to the meeting announcement and to the report. This report will be on the agenda of the next Toronto Urban Growers meeting, on the morning of Thursday July 9th.
It is recommended that:
1. City Council support, in principle, the ongoing coordination by the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Director of the Toronto Environment Office of interdivisional strategies and initiatives that will achieve the overall goal of expanding opportunities for local food production and other urban agricultural activities in the City of Toronto.
The task of supporting the increase of lands for urban food production is the responsibility of a number of City divisions and staff agree with the expert panel that food production is a critical issue that provides a number of benefits including increased food security, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, building communities and supporting healthy lifestyles. This report proposes how divisions that have a stake in urban agriculture can address existing and emerging issues related to regulatory and operational policies which will facilitate the development of lands for urban food production. A combination of financial support, sufficient staff resources and policy development is required to move forward with an increase in lands designated for urban agriculture projects within the City and various divisional strategies will be submitted to City Council in the future.
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