Community gardens provide access to land within the City parks system, and on other City-owned lands, for groups of people who wish to grow their own plants. Get more information on joining or establishing a community garden below.

To join a Community Garden, find the one you are interested in and contact the Supervisor of the Community Gardens Program. Some community garden may have a waiting list.

Garden Name Park Address
Jamestown Community Garden Masseygrove Park 10 Rampart Rd
Panorama Park Community Garden Panorama Park 31 Panorama Dr
Cronin Park Community Garden Cronin Park 404 Burnhamthorpe Rd
Bell Manor Park Community Garden Bell Manor Park 1 Bayside Lane
Gate House Transformational Healing Garden Colonel Samuel Smith Park 3145 Lake Shore Blvd W
New Horizons Community Garden Tom Riley Park 3216 Bloor St W
Youth Garden Dunn Avenue Parkette 186 Close Ave
Grafton Community Garden Grafton Avenue Park 23 Roncesvalles Ave
Lambton House Community Supported Horticulture Garden Lambton House 4066 Old Dundas St
HOPE Garden Masaryk Park 212 Cowan Ave
Ravina Community Garden Ravina Community Garden 290 Clendenan Ave
West Lodge Park Community Garden West Lodge Park 165 Lansdowne Ave
Emmett Ave. Community Garden Eglinton Flats 101 Emmett Ave
Rockcliffe Demonstration and Teaching Garden and Greenhouses Rockcliffe Service Yard 301 Rockcliffe Blvd
Rockcliffe Seniors’ Garden Rockcliffe Service Yard 301 Rockcliffe Blvd
Rockcliffe Juniors’ Garden Rockcliffe Service Yard 301 Rockcliffe Blvd
Unison Health & Community Services Community Garden Marie Baldwin Park 746 Jane St
Rockford Park Community Garden Rockford Park 70 Rockford Rd
Driftwood Parkette Community Garden Driftwood Parkette 359 Driftwood Ave
Oakdale Park Community Garden Oakdale Park 350 Grandravine Dr
Eglinton Park Heritage Garden Eglinton Park 200 Eglinton Ave W
Leila Lane Community Garden Flemington Park 1 Leila Lane
Amaranth Community Garden Flemington Park 87 Amaranth Crt
Flemington Community Garden Flemington Park 103 Flemington Rd
Varna Community Garden Flemington Park 2a Flemington Rd
Lawrence Heights Community Garden Lawrence Heights Community Centre 5 Replin Rd
Hopewell Community Garden Walter Saunders Memorial Park 440 Hopewell Ave
Dovercourt Park Community Garden Dovercourt Park 155 Bartlett Ave
Dufferin Grove Community Garden Dufferin Grove Park 875 Dufferin St
Earlscourt Park Community Garden Earlscourt Park 1200 Lansdowne Ave
Northumberland Community Garden Northumberland Playground 770 Ossington Ave
Perth Dupont Community Garden Symington Avenue Playground 431 Perth Ave
Alex Wilson Community Garden Alex Wilson Community Garden 552 Richmond St W
Alexandra Park Diversity Garden Alexandra Park 275 Bathurst St
Scadding Court Urban Agriculture Program Scadding Court Community Centre 707 Dundas St W
Trinity Bellwoods Community Garden Trinity Bellwoods Park 1053 Dundas St W
Christie Pits Community Garden Christie Pits Park 750 Bloor St W
Fred’s Wildflower Garden Fred Hamilton Playground 155 Roxton Rd
Irene Park Horticulture Community Garden Irene Avenue Parkette 760 Shaw St
Huron St. Garden Lillian H. Smith Park 180 Huron St
Ecology Park Community Garden Paul Martel Park (Prev. Ecology Park) 10 Madison Ave
The Beltline Karma Garden Beltline Trail 378 Mt Pleasant Rd
Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard Ben Nobleman Park 1075 Eglinton Ave W
Cedarvale Park Community Garden Cedarvale Park 443 Arlington Rd
Frankel Lambert Park Community Garden Frankel-Lambert Park 340 Christie St
Frankel Lambert Park Community Garden #2 Frankel-Lambert Park 340 Christie St
Garrison Creek Community Garden Garrison Creek Park 1090 Shaw St
Garrison Creek Community Garden #2 Garrison Creek Park 1090 Shaw St
Hillcrest Park Community Garden Hillcrest Park 950 Davenport Rd
Oriole Park Community Garden Oriole Park 201 Oriole Pkwy
June Rowlands Children’s Garden June Rowlands Park 220 Davisville Ave
Moss Park Community Kitchen Garden Moss Park 150 Sherbourne St
Prospect St Community Garden Prospect St 35 Prospect St
Regent Park Community Garden Regent Park 620 Dundas St E
Winchester Square Park Community Garden Winchester Square Park 474 Ontario St
East York Community Centre Children’s Garden East York Community Centre 1081 1/2 Pape Ave
Greenwood Park Community Garden Greenwood Park 150 Greenwood Ave
Matty Eckler Community Garden Matty Eckler Playground 953 Gerrard St
Maple Leaf Forever Park Community Garden Maple Leaf Forever Park 62 Laing St
The Rail Garden The Rail Garden 450 Woodfield Rd
Children’s Teaching Garden Jonathan Ashbridge Park 1515 Queen St E
Leaside Park Community Garden Leaside Park 5 Leaside Park Dr.
Thorncliffe Family Garden R.V. Burgess Park 46 Thorncliffe Park Dr
Thorncliffe Park Garden Club Community Garden Thorncliffe Garden Club Community Garden 50 Beth Nelson Dr
Thorncliffe Park Garden Club Community Garden – West Side Thorncliffe Garden Club Community Garden Extension Opposite 50 Beth Nealson Dr.
Flemingdon Park Community Garden Flemingdon Park 150 Grenoble Dr
Dallington Pollinators Community Garden Dallington Park 32 Glentworth Rd
Shawnee Park Community Garden Shawnee Park 81 Shawnee Circle
Parkview Neighbourhood Garden McKenzie Parkette 293 Doris Ave
Ashbridges ECO Community Garden Ashbridges ECO Community Garden 101 Coxwell Ave
Beach Community Edible Garden Ashbridges Bay Park 1561 Lakeshore Blvd E
East York Community Garden Stan Wadlow Park 9 Haldon Ave
Prairie Drive Park Community Garden Prairie Drive Park 70 Prairie Dr
Prairie Drive Park Community Garden #2 Prairie Drive Park 70 Prairie Dr
Brimley Acres Community Garden Thomson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Rd
Chester Le Olive Community Garden Chester Le Park 255 Chester Le Blvd
Scarborough Village Community Garden Fred Johnson Park 3630 Kingston Rd
Roots of Scarborough East (ROSE) Community Garden East Scarborough Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave E
Bob Hunter Community Garden Bob Hunter Park 1025 Meadowvale Rd
Littles Rd Park Community Garden Littles Park 30 Littles Rd
Neilson Park Community Garden Neilson Park 1555 Neilson Rd

To start a Community Garden, at least five community members must be accountable for the upkeep of the garden.  Each group needs a garden coordinator, who will oversee the project and work with the City to gain support.The city provides support with the site selection process. First you may identify a location or locations that are appropriate sites for your community garden. The site should be safe enough for people to work.

  • Contact the Supervisor of Community Gardens Program and identify the specific location
  • The Supervisor of Community Gardens Program investigates title history of the site to determine ownership (City or private), and other conditions for use of the site
  • The site will be reviewed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff, ensuring that electrical, gas or telephone lines have been clearly identified so that there will not be any disruption to these utilities
  • The City may assist with installation of the garden, if resources are available
  • Ongoing technical support will be provided, as required

Before the Supervisor of Community Gardens Program can offer support, a site plan must be submitted. See section below called, Submit a proposal for a community garden.

The City’s Supervisor of Community Gardens Program can offer suggestions based on what is ideal for the site conditions: light, soil, and context of the garden. Understanding these conditions can help groups determine the best design.

An ideal community garden site has the following attributes:

  • Receives at least 6 hours of sun per day
  • Close to watering facilities, but does not interfere with any underground pipes or lines
  • Easily accessible for community members
  • Does not affect the community’s enjoyment of other park functions (e.g., dog walking, sports, permits, etc.)

In order to receive help to create a garden, representatives of the community group must submit a proposal to:

Solomon Boyé
301 Rockcliffe Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M6N 4R8
Phone: (416) 392-7800
Fax: (416) 392-1335
Email: sboye@toronto.ca

The proposal requires a description of the group, including:

  • its members
  • its experience doing projects together
  • its purpose
  • its organization and decision-making structure
  • the time commitment of each member
  • the tasks each person has committed to

The group is required to identify a vacant space for a community garden and obtain permission from the City to use it. The group must describe the following characteristics:

  • size
  • present use
  • history
  • access to water, sun and delivery trucks
  • site plans (one plan of site in its current state, and one of the envisioned project)
  • the impact on the neighbourhood
  • organizations which have been, or will be, contacted
  • maintenance schedule
  • list of site preparation needs, hardscape needs, plant needs
  • list of tools and a tool storage plan

Once the proposal has been approved, the group will be eligible to receive technical assistance from the Community Gardens Program.

There is no direct cost to acquiring the space for a community garden but soil tests, tools, compost, compost bins, fencing, or plant material require funding or donations. There are various organizations that provide funding for eligible groups. Email the Toronto Community Gardening Network at mail@tcgn.ca as they may be able to suggest potential funders.