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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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West Neighbourhood House’s legal name is The St. Christopher House (see section on Legal Name, Operating Name, and Others with Similar Names).  The West Neighbourhood House charitable information, including our annual tax return (Form T3010) is under the name The St Christopher House (no period after “St”) on the Canada Revenue Agency website.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Services Program (IRSP) aims to help learners to Canada with information and referral, orientation, solution focused counselling and interpretation. Moreover, we build bridges across communities to foster social inclusion, contribute to building the capacity of immigrants and refugees and invest in the volunteering capacity to facilitate information sharing in various areas …

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Hello dear friends,

Spring has sprung in our neighbourhood! Along with the good weather, comes more in-person activities at West Neighbourhood House and outside in the open air. The House is now open six days a week for in-person programs with different programs/activities each day! Lots of activities are continuing online too because so many people …

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Our legal name is The St. Christopher House.  Unfortunately, there are some variations on government databases, including St. Christopher House (no “The”) and St Christopher House (no period after “St”).

Our operating name is West Neighbourhood House.

There is a separate organization called St. Christopher House Community Endowment.  It has its own Board of Directors and finances.  …

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