Tim Grant is passionate about building a world in which social and ecological justice is front and centre. He has been an organizer all of his adult life, and over the past 16 years has initiated more than 20 community projects within the riding of University—Rosedale, most of them while serving as a board member and the Chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association.
Upon completion of a dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education program, Tim taught high school for 13 years opposite the Pickering nuclear power plant. Since then, he has been an editor and now the publisher of Green Teacher for 28 years. During that time, he co-edited Green Teacher magazine and its 10 books, and hosted 85 webinars on a wide variety of environmental education topics.
He has been an active canvasser on federal Green campaigns for Nick Wright (2015) in University—Rosedale, Camille Labchuk (2014 by-election) in Trinity—Spadina, and John Deverell (2013 by-election) in Toronto Centre. He has run for the Green Party of Ontario as a candidate in the last three provincial elections, initially in Trinity—Spadina and most recently in University—Rosedale. He has also served as the GPO transport critic for seven years and continues to mentor younger candidates.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching films on big screens, reading novels, and exploring the diverse cuisines of the Greater Toronto Area. For exercise, he plays basketball twice a week and rides his bike on a daily basis. He also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. He and his partner, Gail Littlejohn, have been restoring their downtown Toronto home for more than 30 years.