Dufferin Grove Park

875 Dufferin Street at Sylvian
Toronto, Canada

Submitted by: Emily Visser

In this "community centre without a roof," a community-run brick oven has helped bring life back to the park - and attracted attention from around the globe.

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Why It Works

Fabulous community with dedicated volunteers. There is a pizza and bread-making oven, theatre, ice rink, playground, wading pool, baseball diamond, basketball court, chess, checkers, gardens, crafts for kids, card playing for older visitors, drop in centre activities... and best of all, beautiful and abundant old shady trees.

What Makes Dufferin Grove Park a Great Place?

Dufferin bus, free Dufferin mall parking and Dufferin subway are all close by.

shade, accessability, friendliness

community building

All age groups and income brackets feel welcome and are catered to.

History & Background

Neighbors came together to help the city manage the park when they found out that Toronto's Parks Department had allotted no money for its upkeep. Find out more on the Friends of Dufferin Grove website, listed below.

Contact Info:

dufferingrovefriends@yahoogroups.com; 416-392-0913

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