Dufferin Grove Park News
The Unofficial Website of Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto




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Films, videos, slide shows

The Big Back Yard in Dufferin park, a 1995 film made by Amnon Buchbinder

Dufferin Grove Adventure Playground

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About this site

A project of CELOS

This is not a government website. Read about the Website & Privacy Policies See About Us and the Park for more information.

Dufferin Grove Park

Dufferin Grove Park is a public neighbourhood park located in Toronto Canada, just south of Bloor, on the east side of Dufferin.

Location and Contacts

Click here for a map.
Staff: 416-392-0913

The basics

- How To Get Involved
- The Role of the Park

Local Discussion Groups

Independent neighbourhood groups:

In the Neighbourhood

Local service providers

If a pipe bursts in your basement or your roof leaks, where do you turn? Find out your neighbours' favourite fixers, where your neighbours like to go out to eat, who they go to for piano lessons, and more. This list Local Service Providers is a compendium of listserv posts from four local lists


Films, videos, slide shows

Campfires in city parks


Food in the park video


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The Weekly Market Notes for Thursday August 27th (3:00pm - 7:00pm) are on-line Read more>>

The Farmers' Market continues all year round, every Thursday, rain or shine. The market has moved outside until late fall. Read more background info about the market>>


Dufferin Park Newsletter is currently on line


Much of this website is now an ARCHIVE. There will be no more postings of Dufferin Grove Park city-run events. To find out why: editorial


Of note: The problem that people (including us) encounter in working with the city bureaucracy is well illustrated here, in the remarkable story of the Ravina Community Garden (now cancelled).

Current News

In the summer newsletter, we put this announcement:

PARENTS, PLEASE BRING MORE BUILDING MATERIALS. This does NOT mean plastic – kids have too much plastic already. But spare wooden boards or 2x4’s or railway ties or poles in your garage or back yard would find a much better use at the park, and fire the kids’ imagination. With staff help, you can even drive your load right into the park (5 mph with flashers on, a person walking in front of the vehicle to make sure the way is clear). It’s time to give the sandpit a boost.


Some people brought in 2x4's, others brought in logs, others brought in branches.

Here's the situation on Friday noon, August 7:

...and they even made their own teeter-totter