Postage stamp-sized DUFFERIN GROVE – a city park shows us how

Written up in the New York Times as “a tremendous draw in a rough neighbourhood that has vastly improved”,  DUFFERIN GROVE is all that a city park should be.  It has a year ‘round Farmer’s Market, two giant outdoor wood-fire ovens, a free skating rink, campfires, numerous neighbourhood celebrations, and one of TORONTO’s finest, in-depth websites – http://www.dufferinpark.ca.

DUFFERIN1<PHOTO – Laura Berman, Travel Section, New York Times, December/2012>

The Friday Night Suppers are renowned.  There’s soup, a vegetarian entrée, a meat entrée, side dish, a salad and dessert.  Most of the groceries come from Thursday’s Organic Farmer’s Market, and cooking is done in the outdoor wood-fired bake-ovens.  Donations pay for the groceries, but nobody goes away hungry.

This park serves its neighbourhood in style.

DUFFERIN3<Saturday morning hockey at Dufferin Grove, photo – Michael Monastyrsky>

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