The Unofficial Website of Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto
About this site
A project of CELOS
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
Independent neighbourhood groups:
The Dufferin Grove Park Farmers' market
NOTE: MOST OF THIS WEBSITE IS NOW A HISTORICAL ARCHIVE ONLY, FLAGGED ON EACH PAGE
ARCHIVE: 2000 - 2020 park newsletters
(mostly in words plus a few photos)
Dufferin Grove fundraiser May 2023 -- Getting the add-on fun back into the park: letter and background
Dufferin Grove History Days
See this spot for September dates
Fall oven 2023: Putting food by
Summer oven 2022 what worked ~ what didn't work
Fall, and the garden coop activities at the park are still in full swing.
Want to join the Dufferin Grove Park Garden Club Cooperative? For more information, get in touch: email@example.com. read more
Last summer there were very few encampments in the park, quickly removed, but there was some new vandalism. Dog walkers, moonlight picnickers, keep a lookout when you're in the park. If you see someone making a mess, or camping, and they look like they might need help, or a reminder to behave better, call 311 and let them know.
The cob courtyard kitchen
This structure is a remarkable collaborative project -- headed by Georgie Donais, involving over 500 pairs of hands -- both children and adults -- during the three months it took to build it, in 2005. It was plumbed and wired by the city's expert Tech services staff.
It's lasted well, but like every public structure, it needs maintenance. To find out more: cob maintenance, 2022
Toronto Life about being homeless in Dufferin Grove Park
"I used to own a condo in Toronto. How I ended up living in Dufferin Grove Park" by Toni Corrado
from the editor...
The Dufferin Grove Park Northwest Corner Revitalization Project (2019): a critical look.
A park booklet: "Dufferin Grove Park as a neighbourhood commons, 1993 to 2015" is posted here -- a little history, at the end of an era, with stories, lots of coloured photos, and some short interviews. Paper copies are available in the park newsletter slots.
Farmers Ayse and Jens from Marvellous Edibles Farm told us at the market that one of their summer interns has made a short, lively video of life on their farm. Watch it here .
The strangeness of medals
The editor's story about getting an award from the governor-general: