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posted April 11, 2006

A Letter from South Africa

I am a regular contributor to a web site ( in my capacity as a published author. The site is from my country of origin, South Africa. This is just to let the Friends of Dufferin Grove Park know as a matter of netiquette, that a link was included to your very beautiful web site, in order to show our readers how a community can organize itself around an open-air space such as this.

Because community centres in my country of origin cannot be afforded on the same scale as here in Toronto, and in my view a huge need exists for communities to bond and use their resources in more innovative ways, I have taken the liberty to show my readers the model of the park as a "community centre without walls," in hopes that it will help spark some initiatives to develop similar public spaces over there.

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