Dufferin Grove Park News
The Unofficial Website of Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto

Publications

Cooking with fire


The park reno: a critical look


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Films

Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis

The Big Back Yard in Dufferin park, a 1995 film made by Amnon Buchbinder


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Basics

About this site

A project of CELOS

This is not a government website. Read about the Website & Privacy Policies See About Us and the Park for more information.


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

Click here for a map.
Email:dufferinpark@gmail.com
Staff: 416-392-0913

The basics

- How To Get Involved
- The Role of the Park


Local Discussion Groups

Independent neighbourhood groups:

 
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Custodians:
The Dufferin Grove Park Farmers' market
The market is located at the rink building in the NW corner of the park, every Thursday, rain or shine, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: MOST OF THIS WEBSITE IS NOW A HISTORICAL ARCHIVE ONLY, FLAGGED ON EACH PAGE

ARCHIVE: 2000 - 2020 park newsletters

CURRENT

June 2024 Newsletter







 

Fall oven 2023: Putting food by

Dufferin Grove fundraiser May 2023 -- Getting the add-on fun back into the park: letter and background
Summer oven 2022 what worked ~ what didn't work
 
 

 
Spring is here and the garden coop activities at the park have started up for the season.

Sakura by the cob

Want to join the Dufferin Grove Park Garden Club Cooperative for next season? For more information, get in touch: gardens@dufferinpark.ca. read more

 

Park maintenance

Park maintenance reports over the years (to 2022)


 
The cob courtyard kitchen

kids cobbing, 2005

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 diaries

 
 


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

 
 

PARK BOOKLETS


new "multi-purpose room"
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.


 
 
Farm video

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:


Rideau Hall

One day in January 2012, I got a call from the federal government. It was a woman with a rather formal voice, saying she was calling to let me know that I was getting a “Caring Canadian” award. Would I be able to come to Ottawa in April and attend the ceremony? I could bring one guest.

At the time the bureaucratic troubles that we had been experiencing for years at Dufferin Grove Park were intensifying. So I was not feeling even slightly like a Caring Canadian, more like an Exasperated Canadian. On the other hand...

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