Executive Director, Our Greenway Conservancy
Darnel is a planner and community advocate with a decade of experience working at the crossroads of affordable housing, healthy food and practical local mobility. His diverse array of projects include establishing and running York University’s first Just Farmers’ Market, launching an electric cycle library with sixteen cycles and trailers during the pandemic, and playing a key strategic role in The Neighbourhood Land Trust’s recent successful transfer of nearly one hundred properties to permanent community ownership. A seasoned speaker and writer, Darnel has recently been featured by Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Toronto Life and TVO’s The Agenda.
A Visiting Scholar at York University’s CITY Institute, Darnel holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich, Master of Environmental Studies (Planning) and Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Education from York University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History from Glendon College.