11 Sep

Friends of Oakridge Park Neighbourhood Picnic

Over the summer months residents in the Oakridge Neighbourhood came together to form Friends of Oakridge Park to bring the community together and to promote use of this beautiful space. The Group is hosting their first Neighbourhood Picnic on Sunday, September 13th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in Oakridge Park.  If you would like to participate in the community swap please bring gently used kids toys and books.  If you are interested in joining the group check out their Facebook page, send them...

17 Jul

Franklin Pollination Station Wins PRO Award

Parks and Recreation Ontario is a non-profit association that advances quality recreation and parks through advocacy, evidence-based standards, tools and training and collaborative partnerships, all to enhance quality of life for all residents. Each year, PRO recognizes and honours the achievements of both its members and those in the park and recreation community through its Provincial Awards Program. The PRO Award of Excellence honours Innovation and draws attention to the importance and benefits of Recreation for healthy people, vibrant...

30 Jun

Cool Off this Summer at One of the City’s Outdoor Pools, Wading Pools, or Splash Pads

The City’s 57 outdoor pools will open on June 26th and will remain open, weather permitting, with varying schedules until September 6th. At all City pools there are supervision and swimming ability requirements for children under 10 years of age. Drop-in swimming is free at the City’s outdoor pools. Looking for your kids to splash around for a while but don’t want to go to a pool? Visit a splash pad or wading pool.  Wading pools are shallow water...

25 Jun

Every Tree Counts: City Launches new tree counting app

The City of Toronto has launched a new online app,, to encourage all residents to help grow our tree canopy. In partnership with Ryerson University, Codetuitive and Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, the city has developed this app to count trees on private property. Our urban forest department has tracked every tree on public property, but this app allows the first communal effort to track trees in Toronto. As Citytrees grows it will also host inventories of existing...

23 Jun

TIFF in Your Park

Ward 35 is being awarded TIFF in Your Park!  In celebration of TIFF’s 40th Anniversary, TIFF in partnership with Park People is hosting ten Movies in Parks in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) this Summer.  This was a competitive application process. 60 park groups applied and 10 were selected and we are very happy to let you know that Prairie Drive Park Garden was one of them. Prairie Drive Park Garden is thrilled to be hosting TIFF IN YOUR PARK and...