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

What’s Happening at Park People?

We’re looking for people who have bold, creative, and radical ideas for Toronto’s parks, plazas, schoolyards, laneways, streets, and other publicly-accessible open spaces. Public Space Incubator will support tangible pilots that test new, innovative ways to bring under-utilized public spaces to life.

Park People is bringing together park groups across Scarborough to network, share their stories and learn from each other. Come out and meet other community leaders, experts and find resources to activate your park.

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Public Space Incubator FAQ

Our Public Space Incubator has been out in the world for about two weeks now and since then we've gotten a great response from people who are excited about the program and want to learn more. Here's a few of the Frequently Asked Questions we've received so far. We'll...

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Park Summit 2018: A Serious Look at Play

Ralph Waldo Emerson got it right when he said: "It's a happy talent to know how to play." This year's Park Summit presenters have this talent nailed down. Each has a unique ability to cultivate playfulness among targeted audiences to reach particular goals. Yes, it...

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Ideas to spark your imagination for Public Space Incubator

Since we announced our Public Space Incubator Program last week, we know that ideas for how to re-imagine public space in Toronto have been bubbling up in the minds of people across the city. But just in case you need some inspiration for how to bring people together...

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State of the Parks 2018

Janie Romoff, General Manager of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation delivered the following address at Park Summit 2018. We're happy to share this State of the Parks update here.  The theme of this year’s Park Summit – Let's Play – was a perfect opportunity to...

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