Fairmount Park

In 2015, four of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders worked with the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association Tree Team to develop an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program in Fairmount Park.

The Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association Tree Team came together in March 2013. Since then, the Tree Team has met at least once a month to plan events that engage and educate Beach Hill residents. Projects have included developing tree care handouts, distributing free mulch for residents' trees and creating an urban forest management plan with help from University of Toronto students.

 

Regent Park 

In 2015, four of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders worked with Friends of Regent Park and Cabbagetown ReLeaf to develop an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program in Regent Park.

Friends of Regent Park, established in August 2014, is a group of local residents and other stakeholders who are interested in the prosperity, benefits and use of the new community park and other green spaces in Regent Park. Their goal is to animate the space and advocate for: sustainability and preservation; positive food security, increased health and wellness; inclusivity; share and play opportunities; and, the utilization of new technologies.

The group is currently being incubated at CRC and has taken on events such as Regent Park’s first WinterFest, the official launch the community bake oven during their summer Party in the Park event, helping out with the Taste of Regent Park event and hosting this year’s Sunday in the Park.

Cabbagetown ReLEAF is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization working in the communities of Cabbagetown, Regent Park and St. James Town. Their mission is to promote a larger, healthier urban forest as part of our green infrastructure through community planting, tree protection, tree care, education, and advocacy.

 

If you are interested in adopting a park tree, please contact erin[at]yourleaf.org.

 


The Young Urban Forest Leaders and Adopt-a-Park-Tree programs are supported by the City of Toronto Community Recreation Investment Program and the Rotary Club of Toronto