Launch of Floating Gardens in Peter Street Basin

Floating Gardens Take Root in the Peter Street Basin Floating gardens have been installed in the Peter Street Basin to enhance the water as a focal point, improve habitat for aquatic life, and reintroduce wetland species to a once industrialized waterway. Launch event:Saturday, September 23rd from 11:30am-12:30pm Peter Street Basin, located on Queens Quay West, just east of Lower Spadina AvenueLoch & Quay, located at 390 Queens Quay West, will be catering the launch event.The project is led by Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC), in partnership with Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy, WaterFarmers Urban Agriculture Innovation, Harbourfront Centre, and with support from The Waterfront BIA, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  As the government sector spearheads large-scale waterfront revitalization, this is an example of community groups also... >

UA Day at Evergreen Brickworks

From Indigenous medicines, heirloom corn and honey to tomatoes and tilapia, you’ll be surprised at what cities can grow. Tours of the gardens on site by Brother Nature. Composting – with worms and without! Children’s activities. Tea making workshop with Tibo Teas. Evergreen Garden Market showcasing products to get you started on your own garden. Event is free and open to the public.Saturday Sept 16 & Sunday Sept 17 10 am - 2 pmMud Creek Terrace Evergreen Brick Works550 Bayview Ave. >

Growing Diversity a reception at Ashbridges Estate

Join Building Roots with an opportunity to meet some of Toronto's food leaders in a beautiful City space you've probably never seen.Hear about our partners' perspectives in urban growing, food justice and sovereignty, including the Black Farmers and Growers Collective, NishDish Marketeria & Catering, Abokichi, Duke of Connaught students, Bashir Munye and Heather Allen. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments from our partners Chef Bashir Munye and Chef Johl.Friday, September 15, 5 – 7 pm        1444 Queen St E., east of GreenwoodFree and open to... >


These are the only three MyPick verified local markets based in Toronto. Vendors are true farmers, selling only what they themselves grow and produce – including some urban growers! Fresh local produce is available, as well as honey, meat, eggs, cheese, and baked goods.Thursdays 3 -7 pm3 pm – 7 pm        East Lynn Park 1949 Danforth Ave. west of WoodbineBloor-Borden 539 Bloor Street (parking lot south of Bloor & Borden) Liberty Village 25 East Liberty St., west of Strachan >

Lotherton Community Orchard & Garden Tour

The Family Tree Community Orchard is made up of 75 young fruit trees planted and cared for by the residents of Lotherton Pathway (Caledonia/Glencairn). We have been told that we may have "the biggest urban orchard in North America"!Thursday, September 14 1 pm – 3 pm109 Lotherton PathwayFree parking is available onsite. It is accessible by TTC via bus route #47 (running along Caledonia Road) or bus route #14 running along Glencairn.This is a free event and it is open to the public. For more information, please email Beatriz at or text/call 416-357-486 >

Toronto Food Policy Council forum Growing in the City

Organizers from a range of exciting urban agriculture initiatives in Toronto will share how they increase food access, build stronger communities and contribute to local economies. Featured projects include:The Stop Community Food Centre’s Mashkikii;aki’ing Medicine Wheel GardenBlack Creek Community FarmFresh City FarmsSan Romanoway Community Garden and fruit tree care social enterpriseModerated by Angela ElzingaCheng, Executive Director of Greenest CityWednesday, September 13 2 pm – 4 pm    (doors open at 1:30) Ryerson Architecture Building, 325 Church St. (ARC202) >

Urban Ag at UofT

On Sept. 12, 2017, the D.G Ivey Library at New College will welcome the general public to attend an official launch of a unique and rare collection of Urban Agriculture literature. This collection was the legacy of the late urban agriculture pioneer Jac Smit and includes diverse literature from around the world.After perusing the collection, grab some refreshments, your walking shoes and we will go on a tour of urban agriculture initiatives across the St. George campus.Light refreshments available, admission is freePlease register as soon as possible as space is limited: >

Picnic @ Edible Allan Gardens

Building Roots and our partners in Edible Allan Gardens are inviting you to start the week of Urban Agriculture Day celebrations with a picnic. Bring your lunch and enjoy this oasis and urban agriculture demonstration of over a dozen contributing groups. There's no better way to come together than through food!Our Picnic will be a shared learning experience to explore a variety of heritage and traditional grains and vegetables, and how urban ag can work to liven public spaces. Entrance through a gate on the northwest side of the Park near Jarvis Street. Free.Saturday, Sept 9 12 noonAllan Gardens, Jarvis Street & Carlton Ave@BuildingRootsTO #BuildingRoots... >

Picnic at Edible Allan Gardens

Building Roots and partners invite you to bring your lunch and enjoy this oasis and urban agriculture demonstration of over a dozen contributing groups. Our Picnic will be a shared learning experience to explore a variety of heritage and traditional grains and vegetables, and how urban ag can work to liven public spaces. Free.Saturday, September 9 12 pm Entrance through a gate on the northwest side of Allan Gardens Park near Jarvis St. Free.@BuildingRootsTO #BuildingRoots #EdibleAllanGardensA Toronto Urban Agriculture Day event >