The Unofficial Website of Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto
About this site
A project of CELOS
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
Independent neighbourhood groups:
The Dufferin Grove Farmers' market has its own website
The Weekly Market Notes are available on-line at www.dufferingrovemarket.ca
The Farmers' Market continues all year round, every Thursday, rain or shine.
Playground café maintenance: Park friends: If you want to help preserve the cob café: ask staff to fix small problems before they get big -- or email the recreation supervisor: Keith.Storey@toronto.ca.
More vandalism happens in spring: this year it's shingle damage (April and again May 25)
Countdown: is this the year the staff will fix the slippery wading pool?
The Parks manager promised in writing to have it fixed in 2017, then promised again this year. But no sign so far....
Park friends, if you want to send the staff a friendly reminder: contact the maintenance supervisor Lennox.Morgan@toronto.ca, or the tech supervisor Paul.Brown@toronto.ca, or the Parks manager Peter.White@toronto.ca, or all three!
June 13, 2019, from the editor...
The Dufferin Grove Park Northwest Corner Revitalization Project: a critical look.
The Dufferin Grove neighbourhood is UNDER CONSTRUCTION: see our MAP of 23 new major developments (many condos, some rentals, some very tall towers) + 4 park/community centre renovations or replacements
....about replacing the two rink surfaces (March 27 to April 2, 2019): letters (spoiler alert: some say yes, most say no)
The "Northwest corner revitalization" meeting reports, documents and correspondence:
Question: why not use the $4 million to fix the whole park instead of just one corner? What needs fixing.
Answer: because the city's Capital Projects planning staff can't cover their payroll by just fixing things, they need big new projects.....read the posts
Accessibility for everyone at Dufferin Grove Park:
A park booklet: "Dufferin Grove Park as a neighbourhood commons, 1993 to 2015" is posted here -- a little history, at the end of an era, with stories, lots of coloured photos, and some short interviews. Paper copies are available in the park newsletter slots.