Our community features some of Toronto’s best parks, which are both centrepoints for our local residents and destinations for those visiting our neighbourhoods. But our challenge remains improving park facilities as they age while finding new and exciting ways to enhance our use of parks.

Working with local food enthusiasts, I’ve championed the inclusion of community gardens within our parks as not only a way of growing fresh local food and building awareness of food security, but as a vital way to enrich our community

I also continue to work closely with local ‘Friends Of’ groups to animate our parks, and find creative ways to improve and better use our park facilities. Parks are such an important part of our lives, and investing in their upkeep and maintenance is essential for our community.

‘Friends Of’ Park Groups

188468_413149822085096_2001187126_nFriends of Withrow Park

Friends of Withrow Park are 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.

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 3.40.48 PMFriends of Monarch Park

Friends of Monarch Park is a community based group that is interested in improving the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Monarch Park.  We are a diverse group of volunteers who are willing to share new ideas, respect other points of view and participate in a collaborative process to create a vibrant community park.

8291407340_0faea7143d_bFriends of Phin Park

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 3.45.18 PMFriends of Greenwood Park



Community Gardens

Matty Eckler Garden Group

Rail Garden Group