In 2001, City Council adopted the Toronto Food Charter which highlights the City’s commitment to food security. The Toronto Food Charter has been implemented through a variety of strategies recommended through the Toronto Board of Health. The Toronto Food Charter was a result of The Food and Hunger Action Committee, which started in December of 1999 and made up of Toronto City Councillors and advised by the Toronto Food Policy Council.
The first phase of this committee was outlined in the Phase I report, “Planting the Seeds”. The Toronto Food Charter was unanimously adopted by City Council along with the Phase II report from this committee called “The Growing Season”.