Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2017 Regional Award Winner


Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, Toronto

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MPP Laura Albanese, Janet Horner and Bill Hodgson

MPP Laura Albanese, Janet Horner and Bill Hodgson

Could Hamilton benefit from more food warehousing facilities? How can Halton Region best support its rural economy? Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe and eastern Ontario, municipal planners and economic development officers are now able to answer these types of questions with greater access to solutions at their fingertips. In 2013, the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance hired a data consultant to develop an agri-food mapping tool. It began with just seven municipalities and has grown to include 42 with 80,000+ data points. Users can search and create maps, making it easy to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of agri-food assets, reveal trends, and identify gaps and emerging economic opportunities. The platform is also designed to be expandable - not just to other regions but to other sectors as well.

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