75 percent of farmland of farmland in Toronto’s Metro Region is unprotected and at risk of being paved over
By Vawn Himmelsbach
Feb 18, 2017
Fresh City Farms leases private land, including two acres of federal land in Downsview Park, though tenure affects long-term planning. Its latest project is a 4,000 square foot greenhouse, expected to be up and running this spring, on land owned by wireless solutions company Baka Communications.
The two biggest obstacles to urban and peri-urban farming, Goel said, are the competing uses of land – farmer’s typically can’t pay as much per square foot as developers – and attitudes on the part of city planning officials.