Last weekend, thousands of Toronto residents came out to celebrate the green spaces along the former Garrison Creek in the third annual Homegrown Park Crawl. The volunteer-run event is part of the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project, which aims to bring nature home to the heart of Canada's largest city, one fun, green intervention at a time.
This year's event featured great weather and food from some of the city's top chefs and restaurants, including Pizzeria Libretto, FRANK Restaurant, Banjara Indian Cuisine and The County General. Participants crawled upstream from park to park and through residential streets in the downtown west end, accompanied by four superb local musical acts: MIDNIGHT VESTA, Turbo Street Funk, Maracatu Mar Aberto and The Woodshed Orchestra. The event included making fish and butterfly crafts, seed-paper making with the University of Toronto's BIOzone, writing love letters to Toronto's green spaces with the Love Lettering Project and an interactive dance performance by Julia Aplin Dance.
Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers and community partners, plus these generous folks who provided fabulous food and drink:
Pizzeria Libretto, Banjara Indian Cuisine, Cookie Martinez, Two Bite Saloon, Chocosol, Harvest Kitchen, Jon's Pops, Coffee Pubs, Le Dolci, Tallboys, Wenona Craft Beer Lodge, My Crème Caramel, The County General, Treeline Catering, FRANK restaurant, The Vegan Duchess
This event would not be possible without the generous support of our event partners and sponsors: Gervais Party & Tent Rental, Impact Canopies, Southbrook Vineyards, Steam Whistle Brewery and Universe.
Stay up-to-date on all the Homegrown fun by joining our Homegrown National Park Project Facebook page.