Breaking New Ground
From growing food to restoring natural habitat to bringing arts programming to parks, the Weston Family Parks Challenge kick-started a more creative, collaborative approach to green space in Toronto. Park People’s latest report, Breaking New Ground, highlights what we can learn from the Weston Family Parks Challenge, and how we can apply those lessons to other municipalities to help guide the future of park philanthropy in Canada.
Breaking New Ground was produced by Park People with funding from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation
While there is a long history in Canada of private donations of land to create city parks, there has been a limited culture of philanthropy for park improvements and programming.