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

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This year’s Park Summit will take up the question of how parks can best serve people that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in public spaces. Come to the Park Summit to experience powerful examples of what’s possible when we challenge ourselves to truly leverage the power of parks–for everyone.



Hosted by Park People in partnership with Calgary Parks, Heart of the City will bring together 100 people for two days of learning, collaboration and relationship building. This is the first-ever national gathering of the people dedicated to city parks across Canada.

Visit the Conference site to learn more

Beginning November 2016, Park People is hosting workshops called Park Bench Sessions. Each of the four workshops is designed to strengthen the work of your community park group. Whether you’re looking to start a group, or strengthen the work you’re doing in parks, these workshops are tailored to your needs.

Visit the Park Bench Sessions page to learn more 

Latest News from Park People >>

Green Line takes a huge leap towards reality

With the start of a City-initiated study of the Green Line this year and money budgeted for improvements, the future 5km linear park and trail is set to take a huge leap towards reality in the next three years. Park People put together a video highlighting the...

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Our city is growing—our parks budget must grow, too

This year was an exciting one for public spaces in Toronto. There was the announcement of the Under Gardiner (now The Bentway), Rail Deck Park, a renewed Grange Park, a “super park” in the Lower Don Valley, and strong support for The Green Line. Toronto is booming in...

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A Closer Look at Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan

One of my favourite little islands of quiet green space in downtown Toronto is a hidden grassy field a one-minute brisk walk away from Yonge-Dundas Square. It’s one of those unique moments where you can be right in the thick of thousands of people with video screens...

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3 Reasons Pumpkin Parades are the Best Part of Halloween

Tuesday night, as I was strolling, with my daughter, through Sorauren Park's Pumpkin Parade I heard numerous people echo what I was feeling. Over and over again I heard: "Hands down, Toronto's pumpkin parades are one of the best things in the city's community...

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  • Winter flashback from @oldtoronto: "Tobogganing in Trinity Bellwoods in 1910. The original Crawford Street bridge. #oldtoronto #toronto #history #bellwoods #sledding @trinitybellwoodspark HT @natalie_laurel

New linear park will "knit together" a series of parks across #Toronto #linearpark Thx for…

They’re not fleeing Donald Trump, but, bald eagles making comeback in Toronto High Park via…

Green Line moving forward with City initiated plan & budget. Video shows project's potential…

Green Line moving forward with City initiated plan & budget. Video shows project's potential…

New linear park will "knit together" a series of parks across #Toronto #linearpark

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