Partnerships

Opportunities

Our goal is to help sponsors and donors create mutually rewarding collaborations with Parks, Forestry and Recreation. It's a win-win because you advance your interests while enriching the lives of Torontonians. You can learn more by contacting the partnership team in the Office of the General Manager.

Investing in the city's future

A growing number of organizations and philanthropists are investing in the future by contributing to Toronto’s parks, recreation facilities and urban forests. Often conducted in partnership with community groups, these investments pay long-term dividends for our quality of life.


Watch how one partner teamed up with Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation to help build community and achieve business objectives through a collaborative, volunteer-focused playground venture.


The partnership team at Parks, Forestry and Recreations helps organizations and individuals identify sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities that meet business and legacy objectives while providing measurable impact. We guide our partners through the intricacies of City administration to successful conclusions.

Philanthropic Donations

There are many ways to donate to individual projects, to projects undertaken by community groups working in partnership with Parks, Forestry and Recreation, or to donate to city-wide programs undertaken by the Division to improve the quality of life in Toronto while leaving a legacy.

Donations, including approved in-kind donations, may qualify for a charitable tax receipt. Donations must be made in accordance with the City of Toronto Donations Policy.

The City of Toronto is grateful to the many donors who have contributed to parks, recreation and forestry projects for the well-being of residents and the health of our ecosystem.

Canadian Tire donations cheque for $60,000

Sponsorships

Corporations and foundations with a focus on corporate social responsibility are increasingly turning to Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation for successful partnerships. Our sponsors benefit from a variety of integrated marketing and promotional opportunities. See our Success Stories for recent examples.

Projects You Can Support

We connect philanthropists and sponsors with community projects and areas of need. Have a look at Projects You Can Support where donors and sponsors can make a long-lasting impact.

The list of opportunities is constantly evolving. Please contact us to pursue your interests. Call the main number at (416) 392-1018 or write partnerships@toronto.ca

There are many ways to donate to projects undertaken by community groups working in partnership with Parks, Forestry and Recreation, or to donate to city-wide programs undertaken by the Division to improve the quality of life in Toronto.

Donations, including approved in-kind donations, may qualify for a charitable tax receipt. Donations must be made in accordance with the City of Toronto Donations Policy

The City of Toronto is grateful to the many donors who have contributed to parks, recreation and forestry projects for the well-being of residents and health of our ecosystem.

Donation event with children playing

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

You can make a charitable donation to many local park, recreation and forestry projects through the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Individual projects are listed on the Foundation’s website. The Foundation issues tax receipts for any donation of $10 or more, and accepts donations through its secure online site and through the mail.

Every Tree Counts

Help us reach Toronto's tree canopy goal of 40 per cent tree cover by contributing to the Every Tree Counts program. How You Can Help

Do you represent a corporation, foundation, or philanthropist?

A growing number of organizations and individuals are giving back to Toronto’s parks, recreation facilities and urban forests. Often conducted in partnership with community groups, these investments pay long-term dividends for our quality of life.

The partnership team in the Office of the General Manager at Parks, Forestry and Recreation helps organizations and individuals channel their sponsorship investments and donations in efficient, meaningful ways. To learn more, please visit Sponsors and Philanthropists.

Parks, Forestry and Recreation offers many opportunities for individuals and organizations to give back, and for corporations to meet corporate social responsibility and sponsorship goals.

You can make a difference and leave a legacy, just as many successful partnerships have already done.

Here are just some of the exciting projects in our Catalogue of Opportunities:

• Playground Revitalizations

• Community Gardens and Horticultural Displays

• Conservatories and Flower Exhibitions

• Canada Day Fireworks Displays

• Recreation and Sports Facility Revitalizations

• Toronto Island Signature Projects

• Every Tree Counts (tree planting)

• Wi-Fi and Courtesy Computers in Recreation Centres

• High Park Visitor and Nature Centre: Creating North America’s Leading Urban Nature Hub

• Furniture and Other Improvements to Youth Lounges

Contact us to discuss any of these projects, other projects not shown here, or projects you would like us to consider. Check back often, as new opportunities emerge.

Supporting the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and its programs is one way you can help enhance our public green spaces . You can:

  • Donate to a specific park project
  • Donate to the Foundation
  • Buy the Toronto Tree Portraits Calendar to support the Foundation
  • Attend the annual Green Tie fundraising event
  • Help increase Toronto's tree canopy

St. Matthew's Clubhouse building and lawn foreground

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation works across Toronto and is headquartered at the historic St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club House in Riverdale Park East.

Contact the Foundation for information about permits and rates for renting space at the St. Matthews Club House.

The Club House has a colourful history. It was moved from its original location south of the Old Don Jail to its current location on Broadview Avenue opposite Langley Avenue in 2010, as part of the redevelopment of Bridgepoint Healthcare.

The St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club was founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1905. It had male-only and female-only branches, but became co-ed in later years. The club disbanded at its last general meeting on May 25, 2007.

In 2006, City Council protected the building as a historic structure. It was designed, with its classic "long porch," to overlook a park setting. The move into Riverdale Park achieves this design goal.


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