Depave Junction

LEAF volunteers and partners celebrated National Tree Day in 2012 by removing constrictive and damaging paving stones surrounding 4 large Honey locust trees in the Junction. The tree bases were topped with rich soil and native plants. Local landscaping company, Green Gardeners, salvaged the stones and gravel and the Junction BIA agreed to water and maintain the new plantings. 

The project was part of a province-wide Depave Paradise initiative led by Green Communities Canada. Similar projects continue to happen accross Canada! 

Before depavingthe full site beforeCollecting suppliesRemoving bricks

Tools for changeVolunteer removes bricksA worm!Junction Depave Paradise team

MulchA finished project


Junction Depave Paradise Details:

Where: Pacific Ave. and Dundas Ave. W. in the Junction.

Media: CBC Metro MorningBloor West Villager (Metroland

Local Supporters and Partners:

DepaveCity of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Green 13
Green Gardeners
Grow Wild
Junction BIA
Junction Residents Association
Tim and Sue’s No Frills 


This community depave project is brought to you by LEAF in partnership with the Green Communities Foundation.  The work has been carried out with the aid of grants from  The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, The Metcalf Foundation, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation