Park People is an independent charity that builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in the city.

As Canada’s first citywide park organization, we’re leading a renaissance for our parks, built around a simple principle: when communities get involved, parks get better.

Our Vision: A city where parks are at the heart of every community.

We support more than 100 community park groups, bringing them together with city staff, funders, businesses, and other partners to host events, plant more trees and gardens, build new park infrastructure, steward volunteers, and transform parks into dynamic community hubs.

We offer crucial training and mentorship, and share learnings through our Parks Summit and Park Talks. We get the word out on what’s new in parks through a network of over 5000 park enthusiasts, and through research and reports profiling challenges and opportunities.

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Park People’s “How-To” Park Toolkit

Park People’s Park Toolkit, is a series of handbooks designed to help you host events at your local park. At the heart of our work is the belief that when communities get involved, parks get better. The Park Toolkit is your way to meet neighbours, strengthen community ties, and make good use of vital green spaces across Toronto.

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Park Events Roundup: June 24

Park People’s Moonlight Movies kicks off tonight and runs all weekend. Also, Arts in the Parks is making free art happen all across the city. Here’s our picks for the weekend. Be sure to check out our full events calendar for everything that’s happening in...

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Park Events Roundup: June 17

Temperatures are rising this weekend. While you’re busy listening to this song, be sure to catch all of the great park events happening in Toronto this weekend including trees, paddling, knitting,  biking and sitting on your rump to watch a movie. Check out our...

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The importance of whimsy in public spaces

Walking through downtown Montreal on a recent trip with a few friends, we came across something a bit strange. A bunch of logs dumped along a stretch of busy Saint Catherine Street. Did some logging truck tip over and leave its cargo behind? Nope. The logs are a piece...

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