Gateway & Grenoble Public School Parent Councils
Gateway Public School and Grenoble Public School are the two Toronto District School Board Elementary Schools that serves Flemingdon Park. This Toronto neighborhood is a multicultural neighbourhood that has traditionally served as the first home for many new Canadians seeking affordable housing in the City of Toronto. A recent Flemingdon Park Public Library study places the total population of this neighbourhood at approximately twenty thousand people with over eighty different languages being spoken within the community.
Flemingdon Park residents have their own community information centre and health centre, a non-profit legal services clinic and a number of support programs for children, women, and families.
Flemingdon Park is connected to Linkwood Lane Park, Flemingdon Park and the Gateway Greenbelt. These two schools are connected by Flemingdon Park, which is central to this entire community.
The Parent Councils at Gateway and Grenoble Public School up to this point have worked independent from each other and exclusively within the school context, activities and initiatives. This Parent Council is seeking to expand Community Events to outreach throughout the entire community to promote inter-generational and inter-cultural connectedness, community, and sense of belonging. Parent Councils will partner with Toronto Public Health and other Community Organizations to promote messaging such as Healthy & Sustainable Nutrition, Promoting Community Gardening, Tree-Planting in partnership with Sun Safety Messaging. Link active transportation,sports and recreation to the importance of physical activity and literacy along the life span.
The park in Flemingdon is a perfect neutral space for the entire community to be invited to come together as it is surrounded by a large community of high-rises and Toronto Community Housing complexes.
Parks we work in:
- Flemingdon Park
- Linkwood Lane Park
- Gateway Greenbelt
Things we do:
- environmental education
- movie nights
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Occasional volunteers