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Makejoy X Matter Company

Makejoy X Matter Company share a passion for supporting small businesses and makers who work locally and who value sustainability in sourcing, production and lifestyle.

We are naturally curious and love to spark curiosity in others. We believe in sharing information and educating our neighbours about the world around them. This includes revealing stories about medicinal plants and herbs found in our urban environment: growing in cracks in the parking lot, along the trails and woods in our parks or by the shores of Lake Ontario.

When we have the chance to educate our neighbours about the plants growing in the parks around the city, they connect with nature in the city and hopefully see their neighbourhood in a new and meaningful way.

The founders of Makejoy X Matter Company have collaborated on many projects for over a decade. Makejoy has captured many stories over the years of Matter Company: often in public parks and community gardens in Toronto. We’ve documented wild crafted natural ingredients harvested by Matter Company and how-to workshops like making ‘sun tea’ from wild crafted herbs and plants or the benefits of sumac or goldenrod (which might be in every park in Toronto!).

We believe engaging education about the details of our parks (such as plants) makes for new connections to our green spaces.

Parks we work in:

  • High Park
  • The Don River Park

Things we do:

  • advocacy
  • crafts/folk art
  • environmental education
  • gardening
  • nature walks
  • visual arts
  • workshops

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • High Park, 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 AND The Don River Valley Park, Don Valley Pkwy, Toronto, ON (entrance near Riverdale Farm, Cabbagetown)

Get in touch!