Community Gardens

Community Gardens Program, May – October 2020 Schedule:

Tuesdays 10 AM-12 Noon, Big Park Garden (Regent Park) Workbee, Sign up required.

Thursdays 10 AM-12 Noon, 40 Oak Communal Garden Workbee/Compost Program, Drop-in, No sign up required.

Garden Tours and Training, to book a Garden Tour or find out about Gardening Workshop Opportunities, please contact Ashrafi Ahmed at

CRC_MelanieGordonPhotography-353-851540 Oaks Communal Garden

The 40 Oaks Communal Garden brings together community members to grow a variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Tenants at 40 Oaks, participants in the CRC Community Meal Program, and other community members, including school groups, work together to bring this garden to life and share the harvest between our meal program and garden members/volunteers.

Community Allotment/Communal Gardens


CRC has long played a role in the coordination of Regent Park’s Allotment/Communal Gardens. We steward 243 individual garden plots at six locations in Toronto’s Downtown East Side, including at 259 Sumach Street, 184 River Street, 295 Gerrard Street, the Regent Street Multi-Garden, and the Pop-Up Container Garden at Regent Park Boulevard Mews at Sumach Street. We also manage a community teaching garden at Nelson Mandela School on Sackville Street. Together, these gardens provide fresh produce for approximately 200 families throughout the community and offer great educational opportunities for children, youth and seniors through our gardening programs.

Regent Park Community Garden, Greenhouse, and Bake OvenCRC_MelanieGordonPhotography-448-8881

The Regent Park Community Food Centre, in partnership with Dixon Hall and Green Thumbs Growing Kids, manage these exciting features located at Big Park (Regent Park). Community members and local agencies can grow and enjoy fresh food right here in the heart of Toronto’s downtown east side. Our Bake Oven is used throughout the year for special occasions, such as our Taste of Regent Park Festival, and together with Friends of Regent Park, we offer Bake Oven Animator Training as part of our mission to empower members of the community.

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For more information about our Community Gardens Programs, please contact:

Ashrafi Ahmed
Community Gardens Coordinator
416-363-4234 ext 239