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.
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.