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

Publications

Cooking with fire


The park reno: a critical look


more

Films

Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis

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


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Basics

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.
Email:dufferinpark@gmail.com
Staff: 416-392-0913

The basics

- How To Get Involved
- The Role of the Park


Local Discussion Groups

Independent neighbourhood groups:

 
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Custodians:
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.

 

COVID 19 news

....from the CELOS website: Read the daily updates from the chief medical officer of health, see the March 25 park restrictions -- lots of information


A poem about handwashing...

...sent by our friends in Detroit, where almost 10,000 households have been shut off from water for a year or more (and are s-l-o-w-l-y being hooked up again -- one of the silver linings):

the poem


 

Current News

The most recent winter newsletter was a special government issue.

Highlights:

 

Toronto Life about being homeless in Dufferin Grove Park

"I used to own a condo in Toronto. How I ​ended up living in Dufferin Grove Park" by Toni Corrado

 

BLOG


new "multi-purpose room"
June 13, 2019, from the editor...

The Dufferin Grove Park Northwest Corner Revitalization Project: a critical look.

 

Reports


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

 

The Freedom of Information request about the state of the Dufferin Grove Rink gives no evidence of anything wrong with the rink pads. Read the report here


The "Northwest corner revitalization" meeting reports, documents and correspondence:

page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4.

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 little history and a tour with the head of the Stopgap Foundation, Luke Anderson: pictures and text and the talk he gave at this park, here.


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.