Toronto is a municipal food policy leader, with a long history of working to ensure access to healthy, affordable, sustainable and culturally acceptable food. The Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC) was established in 1990 to advise the City of Toronto on food policy issues. The TFPC, a 30-member council, connects diverse people from the food, farming and community sectors to advocate for innovative policies and projects that support a health focused food system.
The Toronto Food Strategy was launched in 2010 with a vision to champion and support a healthy and sustainable food system for all, through research, facilitation, partnership building and incubating and implementing projects. The TFPC is the community reference group for the Toronto Food Strategy.
Today, Toronto Food Policy Council and Food Strategy’s initiatives, experiences and publications are followed internationally, and Toronto can serve as a model for other cities. Several actors in Toronto, like Ryerson University are long time partners of RUAF.