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Dufferin Grove Park

Dufferin Grove Park is a public neighbourhood park located in Toronto Canada, just south of Bloor, on the east side of Dufferin.

Location and Contacts

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Email:dufferinpark@gmail.com
Staff: 416-392-0913

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Local service providers

If a pipe bursts in your basement or your roof leaks, where do you turn? Find out your neighbours' favourite fixers, where your neighbours like to go out to eat, who they go to for piano lessons, and more. This list Local Service Providers is a compendium of listserv posts from four local lists

 

 
17th Really Really Free Market at Campbell Park

The first Saturday of every month
195 Campbell Avenue, near Landsdowne and Wallace

Open from 10am until 4pm. Bring your items before 3pm. Clean and usable items only.

Everything is free--really! No swapping, not trading. Bring what you don't need, take what you need.

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DUFFERIN GROVE ORGANIC FARMERS' MARKET

The Weekly Market Notes for Thursday July 17th(3:00pm - 7:00pm) are on-line. Read more>>

The Farmers' Market continues all year round, every Thursday, rain or shine. The market has moved outdoors for the summer season. Read more background info about the market>>


 
July 2014 newsletter is online
 

Friday Night Suppers

To see Friday night menus over the past few years, click here.

From 6 (ish) to 7.30 Due to staffing restrictions, there is now only one entrée option: a vegetarian (or sometimes vegan) meal, a side dish, a salad, and dessert. Although the money all goes back directly to the City now, prices listed are still only a suggested donation. If you can’t spare the cash, donate at some other time – nobody goes away hungry! (Of course, if you feel like donating more than the suggested amount, that’s fine too.) Click here for this Friday's menu.

For an alternate and cozier venue - try going to our sister location, Macgregor Park) for Lamb Tagine on a bed of rice or couscous - at the corner of Landsdowne and College.


SPORTS

The rink pads are ready for use! We're now taking bookings for the hockey pad. Soccer bookings start first week of May.


Bike polo plays 3 regular games a week

Staff assigned to Skate Park rebuild
 

See more in the Sports section

Regular activities

PARK GARDENING

Garden Drop In Times: Sunday, July 13, 3 - 5 pm and Wednesday, July 16, 4 - 6 pm

Our perennial beds are looking lovely and cared for because we've been working our way through the park giving them a wash and a brush up. On the agenda for this Sunday will be tidying the cob garden - weeding, remaking the paths and identifying which perennials survived the arctic vortex of 2013. We'll also find time to plant a few more greens in the veggie gardens because there are a few stray spots to tuck salad greens into.

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CAMPFIRES

To book a campfires please email staff at dufferinpark@gmail.com,

There are three small-group campfire locations, but only two are in use in any given season – centre path and cob courtyard in warm weather. The centre path fire circle is in the middle of the park, the cob fire circle is beside the playground. The park’s recreation staff book the cooking fire times. There is an orientation and fire safety session for first-time users, and staff are available to help start/end your fire.

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PIZZA DAY

Public pizza days for the summer are: Wednesdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Weather permitting in season. $2.50 per pizza is the requested donation. You get a lump of dough, some tomato sauce, and cheese, and you can pick toppings from the park gardens when they’re growing there. If you plan to bring a big group (more than 12 people altogether) please call ahead to warn the staff 416-392-0913 or email dufferinpark@gmail.com.”

Details on Pizza day information page


 

Cob Courtyard, Food Cart and the Wading Pool

There will now be coffee, snacks and lunch available by the playground daily, through out the summer. Hours are 11-4pm.

Yearly maintenance repairs are almost at an end for the Cob Courtyard structure which houses the outdoor kitchen..