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Dufferin Grove Park

Dufferin Grove Park in spring

Along with providing great open space, Dufferin Grove Park offers high quality amenities that support relaxation, recreation, healthy living and social interaction. Dufferin Grove park, known as the "Community Centre without walls", operates all year round offering drop in and scheduled programs.  

Campfires (year-round)

Firepit at Dufferin Grove ParkThere are 2 firepits at Dufferin Grove Park. Please contact the staff at 416-392-0913 or dufferinpark@toronto.ca to book one of the campfire sites. Campfire orientations are required before your first booking.

Campfire orientation sessions are held at the rink clubhouse every Tuesday at 6 pm and every Saturday at 12.30, rain or shine

Artificial Ice Rink (early December to mid-March)

The rink is open during the winter months. There are two ice pads that provide opportunities for pleasure skating, shinny hockey and permit groups.

The Skate Lending Program provides people the opportunity to rent out ice skates.

Friday Night Supper

Community drop-in supper provided by City of Toronto staff. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • The suppers are from 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm. They take place outside by the large bake oven on Friday nights from the first Friday in June to the last Friday in September.
  • Children's table will open at 6:00 pm. Menu may consist of the following: hot dogs, mini pizzas, vegan soup, vegan muffins and cookies
  • During the winter months the Friday Night Supper takes place in the clubhouse. It begins in January and run through to mid March.
  • Dinner entrée: $7.00.

Gardening

Dufferin Grove community grdenDufferin Grove Park gardens includes native plant beds, native tree groves, vegetable gardens and a naturalized savannah garden.

The drop-in garden club helps maintain these gardens, and is open to everyone. From spring to fall, we meet to seed, plant, compost, weed, harvest, prune, build garden beds, mulch, rake the gardens. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. The drop-in Garden program is a great place to meet other gardeners and develop your gardening skills.

Garden drop in times: Sundays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pizza Days (Beginning of June to end of August)

Join us to make your own pizza. Each person gets a ball of dough, tomato sauce and cheese to make a pizza. If you want more toppings, feel free to bring them yourself.

Community Drop In times:

Starting June 5, 2016: Sundays, 12-2 pm $2.50/ pizza

Starting July 3, 2016: Wednesdays and Sundays, 12-2pm $2.50 / Pizza

School/Childcare Bookings:
We can accommodate weekday bookings during the spring months for schools and childcares. Please email dufferinpark@toronto.ca to inquire.

Pizza Parties or Group Bookings
The suggested donation for all group bookings is $60 per hour, plus the regular $2.50 per pizza.

Typically, we can bake pizzas for up to 30 people in one hour. Please email dufferinpark@toronto.ca to inquire. Bookings can take place on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (beginning June 4, 2016) or on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.(beginning June 1, 2016).

Cobb Café (mid-May to end of September)

This cob sculpture serves as a backdrop for a cafe with seating area. The café offers nutritional food menu items and is located in the south end of the park near the Adventure Playground and Wading Pool.

Farmer's Market (Thursdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, year-round)

The Dufferin Grove Farmer's Market operates and focuses on local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products.

Adventure Playground & Sandpit

Popular with children of various ages. There is an enclosed playground with traditional wooden play structures as well as an accessible swing. The sandpit is a space for children to dig and build.

Wading Pool (beginning of July to Labour Day weekend)

A supervised wading pool is open during the summer months.

Sport Fields

Dufferin Grove Park features the following sport fields:

  • Basketball Court
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Soccer Field
  • 2 sport dry pads

All sports fields can be permitted.

Dufferin Grove Clubhouse (year-round)

The clubhouse provides washrooms, community gathering space, staff kitchens. In the winter months it is used as a skate change room, snack bar and also the winter home for the Farmers’ Market.


Reflexology footpath at Dufferin GroveReflexology Footpath

The Jenna K. Morrison Reflexology Footpath consists of a bed made of concrete in which cobblestones of various shapes and sizes are embedded to various degrees. As one walks the path barefoot or in socks, the sole, and therefore acupressure points of the foot, is massaged. The footpath is named after the late Jenna Katherine Morrison, a community member dedicated to the health and well-being of people. She was inspired by similar footpaths in South Korea.


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