Programs for Residents

Get Growing Toronto

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Get Growing Toronto: A guide to growing your own food in the city

More and more people are interested in growing their own food and exploring ways to create productive gardens at home, at schools, in parks — throughout our communities.

The City of Toronto supports these efforts. Growing food in the city is an important and effective way to create food-friendly neighbourhoods.

This handy Guide will provide you with everything you need to know to start growing food close to home. In this guide you'll find information about: 

  • Container Gardens
  • Soil, Seeds and Seedlings
  • Planting and Mulching
  • Watering and Maintenance
  • Extending the Season
  • Growing Fruits
  • Gardening with Kids and more!


Growing and Selling Guide


A guide to Growing & Selling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Toronto

We are pleased to announce a new publication that explores the issues related to growing and selling fruit and vegetables, provides answers to common questions, presents key information about rules, regulations, health and safety, and offers inspirational stories of successes achieved and opportunities seized! The Guide is one component of an emerging commitment to support urban agriculture activities at the City of Toronto.

  • Part 1 explores growing food in the city.
  • Part 2 explores selling food, including potential locations for food sales and rules related to fruits and vegetables grown for entrepreneurial purposes.
  • Part 3 provides examples of innovative and exciting entrepreneurial food production projects that are currently operating in Toronto.

City Gardening Programs


Create a community garden

The Community Gardens Program is cultivating a dynamic community gardening movement across the City. Community gardens benefit everyone by creating safe and healthy recreational activity within our parks system, and on other City-owned lands. Program details.