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

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Arts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to parks all Across Toronto. Think theatre performances, dance classes, workshops, movies, festivals and more, right in your backyard. Park People is a proud partner of Arts in the Parks. See all of the events now. 


In Canada, 86 percent of the population lives in cities. City parks were once thought of as places to escape urban life. Today, they help define it, and are inextricably linked to our quality of life. Understand parks’ capacity to make cities better in our Why City Parks matter resource page.


Wherever you live in Canada, the new online guide will help you learn how to get involved with your existing local park group and the step-by-step process you can follow to launch a new one. Get started now. 


A special Canada 150 series of free outdoor film screenings is coming to a park near you! These memorable summer evenings feature pre-show activities, guests, and moving-image works from Canada on Screen, TIFF’s signature Canada 150 program. Canada on Screen in the Park is presented in partnership with TIFF and Park People. See where Canada’s best feature films, shorts, and television series are being screened this summer. 

Latest News from Park People >>

Planting a Food Forest? 4 tips from an expert

When asked about fruit trees many urbanites will list problems with messy fruit, wasp allergies, and wildlife bandits. In spite of this, edible parks and public food forests have been popping up in urban centers and small cities alike. This new perennial community...

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Organisation d’un pique-nique dans un parc

Un pique-nique dans un parc est une idée géniale pour souligner une occasion spéciale ou pour rencontrer de nouveaux amis et voisins. Les pique-niques sont aussi une belle activité à ajouter au programme d’une corvée de propreté d’un parc ou à un festival des...

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