Other Local Park Groups

If you know of other local groups, please let us know!


What is your vision for the overall plan of upgraded rinks and change facilities at Greenwood Park? There is amazing potential for community use of the building next to the rink (and swimming pool). Creative and intelligent design could allow for multi-purpose use of the massive, windowless, wasted space occupied by the current change rooms.

What is your vision for this space? Grandparents playing cards, children reading books, singles sharing a warm drink, skaters cozying up for a break? Holiday craft fairs, farmers’ market stalls, resident association meeting space? Community kitchen, school skating program room?

East Lynn Park –  Danforth East Community Association (DECA) is a group of neighbours that started working together in 2007 to make our community more vibrant, walkable, safe and fun. In our first four years, we’ve made big changes to our little pocket, starting with our East Lynn Farmers’ Market, giving facelifts to a number of Danforth stores and bringing the Danforth East Arts Fair to the community. With your help, we can do even more.

Friends of Earlscourt Park is a volunteer group that works collaboratively to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Earlscourt Park. Formed in 2012, we are working to engage Park & Recreation, our City Councillor and our community to work towards park improvements. We intend to be a diverse group who are willing to share new ideas, respect other points of view, and participate in a collaborative process to create a vibrant community park.

Moncur Park is a hidden gem that desperately needs a polish. The park nestles in a low lying field between two hills, bordered by Coxwell Avenue to the west and Gainsborough Drive to the east. For years now, the park has been unused. Reasons for the lack of activity range from: a serious drainage issue, a lack of shade and outdated park equipment. In addition, Moncur’s isolated location and lack of lighting keeps families away as unsavoury characters deal drugs or loiter at all hours of the day. In the last five years the area’s demographic has changed from a primarily aging population to one of young families with children. The members of this community have recognised Moncur Park as an underused resource and together formed ‘FOMP’, Friends of Moncur Park.

Friends of Withrow Park is a group of people who enjoy spending time at Withrow Park and who work to put together activities in the park and work towards park improvements. One of their main projects is the weekly farmers market feature organic foods.  See you in the park!

The Leslieville Farmers’ Market’s mission is to support relationships between the community and local environmentally responsible producers in order to enhance access and awareness of local fresh food.  Held every Sunday in the Jonathan Ashbridge Parkette.  Music, art and food!  We want to help our neighbours buy their food directly from its source (and get to know them by name)! To learn something you never knew from people you’ve never met. We want your taste buds to dance when you try a tomato that is so jam packed with flavor, you’ll wonder what you were eating before.

A volunteer group that works together to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Since 2001, Friends of Trinity Bellwoods has been recognized by Parks & Rec and by our councilor as the vehicle of community consultation for the park. We are a diverse group who are willing to share new ideas, respect other points of view, and participate in a collaborative process to create a vibrant community park.  You have to visit this park to believe the work they do!

It’s important that you – the residents of Toronto – share your vision about what the Farm can or should be and offer your ideas to make this vision a reality.  The Riverdale Farm Coalition is committed to ensuring that your voice is heard and that your ideas are considered.

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