The Homegrown National Park Project
A project from that David Suzuki foundation that is attempting to make a national park in downtown Toronto. The idea is to bring landowners, community groups, businesses and residents together in the area along the former route of the garrison creek to create a green corridor. They have dozens of volunteer park rangers that have started hosting events and facilating workshops to share ideas and help people establish more gardens, trees, and green rooftops and patios in the area.... [Read More]
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is founded on the belief that it is possible to achieve a swimmable, drinkable, fishable world – all we need is commitment to clean water and the right mix of sound environmental policy, transparent and informed decision-making, public education, and community-building programs. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a registered Canadian charity, helps to create a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future by connecting and empowering people in order to stop pollution, p... [Read More]
Toronto TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club
A organization that provides safe recreational cycling oppurtunities for the blind or those with impared vision. Those with impared vision are paired with volunteer sighted cyclists on tandem bikes. The group organizes social group rides, but also encourages members to arrange impromptu rides. [Read More]
Pumpkin Parade « Sorauren Park
Sorauren Park hosts the pumpkin parade every November 1st. Neighbourhood jack-o-lanterns extend the halloween celebrations by coming together to put on a group light show. [Read More]
The New Model Circus Army
Community of circus lovers. They hold jams every other week which offer a chance for people to get together to learn and practice poi, staff, hooping. juggling and more. At present they rotate between meeting at UofT in the colder months and Kensington Market in the summer. There official page is but hasn't been updated in years. Get on their facebook or google group to stay current. You may also see them performing at various community event... [Read More]
Toronto City of Labyrinths Project
It's thought that Toronto may have the greatest number of labyrinths of anywhere in the world.. This might be in large part thanks to HiMY SYeD who started the Toronto City of labyrinths project in 2002 with the goal of putting a labyrinth within walking distance of every Torontonian. His web page has a Toronto labyrith index, but it only seems to hint at HiMY's dedication as it doesn't contain the numerous temporary labyrinth's he's constructed. In additio... [Read More]
Occupy Gardens Toronto
Inspired by the Occupy movement, this growing community of gardners is focused on food security. Photo by: Kristyna Balaban They guerilla gardening around the city and share the harvest with anyone who is hungry. There motto is Lettuce Occupy Gardens for World Peas! Join in on the fun and help create peace by reducing hunger.... [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]
Sea Shepherd Toronto
Toronto has a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society chapter. The goal of the international non-profit is to protect marine habitat and wildlife. The Toronto chapter supports the society through raising money and awareness. They have free monthly meetings at disgraceland (965 Bloor St W) [Read More]
Humber Arboretum
Beautiful area along side Humber college north that mixes both naturalized wild areas and cultivated ornamental gardens. The trails are extensive, connecting into the west-humber trail. The area is also home to a number of deer who seem to have grown relatively tolerant of the many human visitors. You are almost certain to be able to spot them. The Center for Urban Ecology located at this site was built to high levels of eco-certification and with sustainability(GOLD LEED) in ... [Read More]