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About the Milky Way Garden
Mission Statement

To increase the quality of life of marginalized people in Parkdale by establishing a Shared Urban Agriculture Space for Parkdale: a site of urban agriculture and environmental projects that increase access to healthy fresh food, while creating opportunities for learning, training, employment and community connections.


The Milky Way Garden is a …

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H.O.P.E. stands for Healthy, Organic Parkdale Edibles.

The H.O.P.E. Community Garden was dug in 2006 next to the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre. The garden’s main emphasis is on growing food, but flowers also beautify the garden and attract pollinators. The 4,000-square-foot space has almost 100 gardeners in 50 plots, including communal spaces and plots for individuals, families and …

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Growing the Future is a free after-school program for children and youth.

Throughout our program, teen mentors work with Greenest City staff to engage children in activities surrounding food and environmental literacy. Between learning in one of our community vegetable gardens to getting a handle on basic techniques and practices in the kitchen, Growing the Future …

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Thriving Earth, Thriving People

Greenest City builds healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods centred around place-based climate action.  Our work is focused on collective care of the earth (and each other!) and building resilient communities in response to climate change.

We prioritize co-creating solutions with people who are experiencing the impacts of climate change the most. These impacts are being …

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Greetings friends and neighbours,

It’s been a season of change and reflection at the House. In June, our organization held its Annual General Meeting, the first with people in attendance since the pandemic began in 2020.

It was an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to everyone who made this past year a success. As we look …

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The Annual Report 2022-2023 has arrived!

Our annual report lets our members, program participants, our donors, our funders, our volunteers and our neighbours know what we do to meet our commitment to enable personal and social change in 2022-2023. We deeply appreciate your trust and your support for this work.

We are excited to share Annual Report …

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Parkdale will soon be home to the first social medicine housing built in Canada. The project, currently under construction at 150 Dunn Avenue, will provide 51 new homes for unhoused neighbours who are also facing chronic, complex health conditions.

This is a new supportive housing model that combines direct onsite supports with health care access to help …

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