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 October 8th (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 onto the rink (on the east side of the park building) for the fall. Read more background info about the market>>


Dufferin Park Newsletter is currently
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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

Randy's shinny hockey supper was on October 3

Randy Heasman

The supper was inside the rink house, because of rain and high winds outside. The story is here. Ross spoke about the dedication of "Randy's Loaner skates."

The Thursday shinny hockey night permit has been renamed Randy's game. Here's a Youtube video showing bits of various games, and some footage of Randy.

Forestry does major pruning in the park...

...after a fallen tree branch narrowly misses picnickers: story here

Park outdoor bake oven repair a success

hearth repair

The smaller wood-fired bake-oven in the park had a badly eroded hearth, after 15 years of continuous use. Here's the story of how it was repaired so it's like new.