Riverside Green Initiative

  • The Riverside Green Initiative is a grassroots community group made up of people who live, work, and play in the Riverside area of Toronto. This is roughly bordered by the Don River to the west, Gerrard Street East to the north, Logan Avenue to the east and Eastern Avenue to the south.

    The Riverside Green Initiative group was formed in early 2012 with the purpose of doing outreach, education, and community-building around green initiatives in Riverside, and the group specifically took on the task of guiding the development of the new community garden space in the redeveloped Joel Weeks Park.

    Although community gardening is a core interest of the group, current and future activities also include, for example community clean-ups, education around nutrition, container gardening, a farmers market, and potentially, other complimentary green community initiatives working in partnership with Toronto Parks and Recreation, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the Riverside BIA, the Ralph Thornton Centre and other community partners.