Steering Committee

TCAT is advised by a Steering Committee who were either chosen at a general meeting of TCAT supporters or appointed to fill a vacant seat. Steering Committee members are requested to commit to at least a two-year term. A brief bio of each of the current Steering Committee members is included below.

James Chan
James ChanJames Chan was first introduced to the transformative power of urban planning and design when he was managing marketing communications projects for inner-city revitalization developments in Calgary. That experience has led to an interest in public policy, a passion for urbanism, and a desire to help create sustainable and livable communities. Now back in Toronto, James writes about social innovation and civic entrepreneurship as a way to inspire others (and himself) to become active and engaged city-builders. Wherever he is, even when traveling, James prefers to go places on foot, by bike, or using transit. He is a member of the Toronto Cyclists Union and a huge fan of neighbourhood walking tours run by the ROM, Jane's Walk, and Heritage Toronto. James holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. (Member since January 2011)

Stewart Chisholm
Stewart ChisholmStewart is passionate about cities and committed to finding more sustainable ways of how we move about them. As Program Director at Evergreen, a national non-profit organization focused on urban sustainability, he leads a range of programs aimed at professional and community audiences that address urban mobility, green design, local food, water, energy and other issues.  As an avid cyclist he enjoys his daily commute through Toronto’s unique ravine system. He has served on related municipal advisory committees and has a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. (Member since June 2012)

Andie Garcia
Andie GarciaAndie is an environmental planner currently working in the renewable energy field. Prior to that, she was the Director of Advocacy for Cycle Toronto from 2010 to 2012. In this role she worked on a variety of campaigns and issues with elected officials, city staff and community organizations to improve cycling conditions in the city, including protected bike lanes, public bikes, bike parking, street re-design considerations for cyclists and more. Andie also contributed to strategic planning and governance efforts at Cycle Toronto. As a planner, Andie has a keen interest in creating safe, healthy and livable communities. (Member since November 2013)

Keagan Gartz
Keagan is the Programs & Partnerships Manager at Cycle Toronto, where she works to build capacity for organizations that support cycling as a safe, healthy and fun mode of transportation. She was formerly a Program Manager at Smart Commute, helping employers to support cycling, transit, telework, carpooling, and walking initiatives. Keagan holds a degree in Environment and Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo. (Member since January 2011)

Chris Hardwicke
As Principal, Urban Design, 02 Planning + Design, Chris Hardwicke researches, designs, teaches, gives advice, makes policies and writes about places and cities. Chris is guided by the principle that urbanism is a vehicle of social change and renewal. This philosophy extends from the design of public places to embracing the broader principles of healthy cities. He is a fellow of the Urban Design Institute in New York, a Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design in the UK and a member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism. (Member since January 2011)

Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati
Jacquelyn Hawyard GulatiJacquelyn is the Manager of the Cycling Office at the City of Mississauga, responsible for overseeing the implementation of cycling infrastructure, policy, programs and promotion.  Jacquelyn has close to ten years experience in the field of sustainable transportation and Transportation Demand Management.  Prior to roles in municipal government, Jacquelyn worked in various organizations including the Smart Commute Association, Pollution Probe and the first Transportation Management Association (TMA) in Ontario, the Black Creek Regional TMA. Jacquelyn studied at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies in the Bachelor program with a focus on environmental management.  Jacquelyn is a member of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Canada and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP).  She lives in Mississauga with a young family and loves the view from the Confederation Parkway bridge over Hwy 403 on her bike ride to work. (Member since June 2012)

Asher Mercer
Asher MercerAsher Mercer is a passionate advocate for sustainable mobility with a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen's. He spent 5 years as TDM Coordinator for York Region, helping the Region pioneer sustainable mobility initiatives, including partnering with the local Public Health unit to implement active transportation measures for all age groups. Asher recently moved into the private sector, starting Urban ID consulting, with a focus on sustainable mobility and place-making. (Member since November 2013)

Darryl Young
Darryl YoungDarryl is a registered professional planner with a keen interest in transforming communities through active transportation improvements and the benefits of transportation demand management for a more sustainable future. Darryl has been involved with a variety of planning projects involving transportation studies, water and wastewater, and urban development for his work. As a suburban cyclist, pedestrian and public transit user, he is happy to “share the road.” He also enjoys cycling around the Toronto Islands during the summertime - one of the city's best kept secrets! Darryl is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and involved with the Ontario Professional Planners Transportation Working Group. (Member since January 2011)