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Riverside Green Initiative

The Riverside Green Initiative is a grassroots community group made up of people who live, work, and play in the Riverside area of Toronto. The group was formed in early 2012 with the purpose of doing outreach, education, and community-building around green initiatives in Riverside, and the group specifically took on the task of guiding the development of the new community garden space in the redeveloped Joel Weeks Park. Although community gardening is a core interest of the group, current and future activities also include: community clean-ups, education around nutrition, container gardening, a farmers market, and potentially other complimentary green community initiatives working in partnership with Toronto Parks and Recreation, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the Riverside BIA, the Ralph Thornton Centre and others community partners.

Things we do:

  • adventure/nature playground
  • citizen science project(s)
  • cleanups
  • community garden
  • crafts/folk art
  • cycling
  • environmental education
  • farmer's market
  • festivals
  • heritage conservation/education
  • hiking
  • jane's walks
  • mural(s)
  • music
  • native/pollinator gardens
  • nature walks
  • parades
  • parkour
  • picnics/bbqs
  • playground
  • running
  • stewardship
  • tai chi
  • visual arts
  • walking
  • yoga

Where you can find us

  • 10 Thompson Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Get in touch!