Planted and maintained by volunteer stewards, our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens are located at 5 different TTC stations across Toronto. They showcase the beauty of native species and help build Toronto’s urban forest. They also provide an opportunity for local residents to play an active role in improving their communities.
“Beyond urban beautification, these gardens provide essential habitat for songbirds, butterflies and other pollinators,” said Rita Bijons, one of LEAF’s volunteer stewards. “These native species moderate temperatures, filter air pollutants, and absorb carbon dioxide through their leaves.”
Where you can find the LEAF Demonstration Gardens
Visit our wonderful gardens at the following TTC subway stations. Note that the gardens are typically located outside the secondary subway entrance and not the main entrance.
Learn more about each garden below by clicking on the links to the LEAF blog!
Bathurst Station (Markham St Entrance)
High Park Station (Quebec Ave Entrance)
Old Mill Station
Spadina Sation (Walmer Rd Entrance)
St. Clair Station (Pleasant Blvd Entrance)
Nov 24 2014 - Thinning the untamed garden
To become a garden steward, please fill out LEAF's Volunteer Application Form and indicate that you are interested in stewardship at one of the Urban Forest Demonstartion Gardens!