The Sketchersons
The comedy troupe performs the Sunday Night Live show each week at The Comedy Bar based on the same format as the the tv show, complete with guest hosts, musical guests, weekly news and a house band. They also have a tv show on rogers. [Read More]
 
The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival
Every year Dufferin grove hosts the The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival. It's a chance to relax under the park trees, sample a tasty organic meal cooked in the parks wood burning ovens and be entertained by the variety of theater troupes that will put on short plays over the course of the evening. For 2012 the festival runs from June 20th - 24th. Dinner is served starting at 6pm and the plays start at 7pm. A little later in the summer, Dufferin grove park is also the... [Read More]
 
Dufferin Grove Park Campfires
For those who can't or don't want to leave the city, Dufferin Grove park is one of the few places you can go and experience the rare luxurious joy of an outdoor camp fire. Needless to say this is a popular amenity in the park so you must book in advance if you want to have a fire. They hope you will offer a $20 donation for use of the fire pit. There are two seperate fire pits available per season. In addition to the main pit, there is a fire pit for kids groups near the p... [Read More]
 
Freedom Clothing Collective
Freedom Clothing Collective is a non-profit organization that sells one of a kind products while supporting local designers, artisans and artists. The store puts a particular emphasis on promoting products produced with an environmental ethic. This might mean organic cotton, found objects or upcycled materials. They also host workshops, music performances and put on art shows. [Read More]
 
Arte Gelato and Caffé
Arguably some of the best ice cream in the city. They offer a wide variety of Italian style ice creams made on site with real ingidients and no artificial flavours. At times their selection also includes some dairy-free and sugar-free options. As if that wasn't enough, they make a decent 12" thin crust pizza. It's a simple pizza without gimmicks and it is everything a pizza needs to be. A 12" margherita goes for 4.99. Load it up with toppings at 99 ce... [Read More]
 
Sistering - A Woman's Place: Supporting ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances
This drop in center has been "supporting homeless, underhoused and low-income women" since 1981. They offer: free lunch, shower facilities,employment opputunities, help finding housing, donated clothing, as well as health and well-being programs and services. You can support Sistering through volunteering, donations of money, clothing or house hold items, or by purchasing art through their Inspiration Studios.... [Read More]
 
The making and unmaking of Dufferin Grove Park
The city is enforcing greater beauracratic control that threatens to disintigrate that great comunity spirit that has developed over the years at Dufferin Grove Park. In responce Jutta Mason has started chronicling the history of how friends of Dufferin Grove Park have managed to turn the neighbourhood around and make things work so beautifully within the park. She tells an interesting tale and leaves much insight and wisdom for anyone serious about healthy communities, public spaces ... [Read More]
 
Dufferin Grove Park Farmers' Market
Every Thursday from 3-7 all year round Dufferin Grove park hosts their famous farmers' markets. The park makes it's own fresh wood-oven baked bread and serves delicious 2.50$ chili in addition to welcoming in numerous famers from the GTA. This market is where I discovered how good food should taste and has been one of my important weekly rituals since 2002. Aside from being a great place to pick up fresh, organic, local ingredients, it's a wonderful place go for a ... [Read More]
 
Art Spin
Art spin organizes free art crawls in which participants travel to a series of Toronto art galleries by bicycle. Art spin takes place the last Thursday of the month. For 2013 the dates are June 27th, July 25th and August 29th. The ride usually meets between 6:30 – 7 pm. Check the website for locations. The art crawls end around 9 pm. [Read More]
 
Clay and Paper Theatre
Dufferin Grove park's local theater company. They stage irreverant PWYC plays, parades and festivals in the park featuring their spectacular home-made puppets. Their events are meant for the whole community; suiteable for kids but still entertaining for adults. From mid-july to mid-august every year they put on a play. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Sunday 7pm + Friday - Sunday 2pm The Saturday before halloween every year is the night of dread parade. The Sunday b... [Read More]