Daniel Taylor

October 18, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Design Exchange

part of a series on Flow


About the speaker

Daniel Taylor is an urban planner and local food advocate and is currently the Co-Director of Greenbelt Markets, a charity working to build equitable and sustainable local food systems and supports an active network of over 100 local food markets and 200 sustainable farmers. Perhaps best known for its Market MatchMaker (or “Tinder for Farmers”) the organization focuses on expanding opportunities for local farmers and public access to healthy food.

Happily occupying the fence between urban planning and sustainable food, Daniel has developed and led local food projects across Toronto such as the Leslieville Farmers’ Market and local food markets at Seneca College, High Park and St. Michaels’ Hospital; Honest Ed’s “Market City”; conducting landmark studies of local food systems in Southern Ontario and bringing together local food organizers from across the region for an annual conference entering it’s 10th year. He is currently working with the City of Toronto and FoodShare Toronto as co-lead of the Neighbourhood Food Hub Pilot at Glen Rhodes Campus.

Daniel imagines healthy, sustainably grown local food at the center of city life - building community, improving health and public spaces and playing a pivotal role in fighting the climate crisis. Daniel holds a B.A in Environmental Studies and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from York University.

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Theme

October’s theme is Flow! Our Mexico City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Flow and​ ​David Espinosa a.k.a. El Dee​ illustrated the theme.