Our community features some of Toronto’s best parks, which are both centre-points for our local residents and destinations for those visiting our neighbourhoods. But our challenge remains improving park facilities as they age while finding new and exciting ways to enhance our use of parks.

Working with local residents and organizations, I’ve championed the inclusion of community gardens within our parks as not only a way of growing fresh local food and building awareness of food security, but as a vital way to enrich our community

I also continue to work closely with local ‘Friends Of’ groups to animate our parks, and find creative ways to improve and better use our park facilities. Parks are such an important part of our lives, and investing in their upkeep and maintenance is essential for our community.

City Parks in Ward 14:

  • Aldwych Park
  • Ashbridges Bay Skateboard Park
  • Cosburn Park
  • Coxwell Ravine Park
  • Degrassi Street Park
  • Dieppe Park
  • Felstead Park
  • Four Oaks Gate Park
  • Gamble Playground
  • Greenwood Park - click here for updates on the dog off-leash area improvements
  • Hubbard Park
  • Jimmie Simpson Park
  • Joel Weeks Park
  • Jonathan Ashbridge Park
  • Kempton Howard Park – click here for updates on the 2020 revitalization
  • Leslie Grove Park
  • Livingstone Park
  • Logan Green Field
  • Matty Eckler Playground
  • McCleary Park
  • McCleary Playground
  • Monarch Park
  • Morse Street Playground
  • Phin Park
  • Riverdale Park East
  • Withrow Park

‘Friends Of’ Park Groups

Friends of Withrow Park

Friends of Withrow Park are a group of people who enjoy spending time at Withrow Park and who work to put together activities in the park and work towards park improvements.

Friends of Monarch Park

Friends of Monarch Park is a community based group that is interested in improving the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Monarch Park.

Friends of Phin Park
Friends of Greenwood Park

Friends of Dieppe Park

Friends of Dieppe Park is a volunteer group that works collaboratively to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Dieppe Park in East York.

Community Gardens in Ward 14

Click here to earn more about the city’s community gardens.

Carlaw + Dundas in Leslieville

The Carlaw + Dundas district of our Leslieville neighbourhood has a rich industrial heritage dating back to the late 1800s. Early industries – including abattoirs, cattle sheds, piggeries, market gardens, brickyards, florists and a tree nursery – emerged to take advantage of the easy access to the growing city and Carlaw + Dundas' proximity to the Grand Trunk Railway.

Withrow Park Safety Walk

At November’s safety walk we decided to do a follow up safety walk with residents, officers from Division 55 and City staff after the new lights had been installed and the trees were in leaf.

Please join me this Tuesday July 5th for a safety walk in Withrow Park.  We'll meet at 7pm at the Withrow Park Clubhouse.

If you have safety concerns and you're not able to join me at the walk, please get in touch with my office at [email protected] and Crime Prevention Constable Jonathan Morrice, 416-808-5579 or Jonathan.Morrice@torontopolice.on.ca

City of Toronto's holiday activities and recreation options

The City of Toronto invites residents and visitors to take advantage of the City's many activities, programs and attractions available during the holidays.

Fitness, camps and recreation programs

The City offers fitness classes, weight rooms, camps, permitted hobby clubs and more, offering something for everyone.

Holiday hours:

December 24 and 31: Community recreation centres will close at 4 p.m., except those with scheduled permits.

Photography contest focuses on the wonders of winter in Toronto

The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is holding a Snap & Share photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight the wonders of winter in Toronto's parks, ravines and recreation spaces.

From today until February 19, the public is invited to snap and share photos in six categories for a chance to win great prizes. Contest categories include: Colour in Winter, Family Fun, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, the Great Indoors, Winter Wildlife, and Toronto Walking Tour. The last category will be exclusive to participants of a photography walking tour, which will take place in High Park on February 6 and be led by Nikon Canada Ambassador and professional photographer Kristian Bogner. The contest will also include a People's Choice component.

Riverdale Park Playground Enhancements

Thanks to the feedback we received from the community in July 2015, we are pleased to announce that the playground design has been finalized.

Riverdale Park East playground design

We received lots of great comments and suggestions in support of many of the proposed features and as a result established features that are the most important to the community. Popular features of the design included the slide, amphitheatre seating,climbing rocks, climbing structure, and water play. Overall, there was great support for the use of natural materials (i.e. rocks, logs, water) in the playground design.

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