Building the MacGregor Teaching Gardens


The Dovercourt Boys and Girls and MacGregor Park Art Club have been awarded a substantial Weston Family Parks Challenge Grant. I was closely involved in helping form the organizational partnership, and also in the grant application process that will see MacGregor Park transformed from obscurity to radiance. I look forward to assisting more Ward 18 community groups in obtaining the necessary funding to transform local public spaces according to neighbourhood visions.

Call to Please Come and Help Out!

Everyone is invited to participate in all aspects of building and caring for the MacGregor Teaching Gardens.

Spring/Summer Schedule

April 1 – July 31, 2015


North Native Species Garden

April 15 – Perimeter fence adjusted to accommodate tree

April 16/17 – Path Created

April 18 – Soil preparations            

April 24 – Shrubs Planted

May 1 – Wildflowers and grasses planted

May 28 – Community Compost Day


South Edible Garden

April 15 – temporary wood fence install                   

April 15/17 – woven hazelnut edging for interior beds created

April 18 – Soil preparations 

May – installation of raised wheelchair accessible beds

May – plantings for the entire month 


Community Programs

Ecole Secondaire Toronto Ouest

  • Design & Build raised wheelchair accessible beds with eco-Artist Morgan Zigler (after school program with grade 7 students)
  • Garden Club with Garden Director Maria Solakofski (after school program Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-4pm, May, June, Sept., Oct.)

Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

  • Garden Club with Maria Solakofski (Thursdays 4-5pm, May, June, Sept., Oct.)
  • Summer programs – two programs with Maria Solakofski and Garden Assistants - (July 10-11:30am)

Youth Programs

  • Design & Build Cobb Shed with eco-Builder Gordie Wornoff (currently Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm)


  • Saturdays in May 10am – 12p
  • Composter Build
  • Summer Garden Activity Stations – with Garden Assistants - afternoons in July, everyone welcome
  • Saturday afternoon – Community Garden Program – everyone welcome
  • Woven Branch Sculpture – articulated figures for performance with Kristen Fahrig and Morgan Zigler – Evenings in July, August, (times to be announced)


For information & to participate please contact:

Kristen Fahrig

Artistic Director

MacGregor Park Art Club

416 576 9009

[email protected]


You may also be interested to read the Bloor West Villager story "Weston Family grant to help improve programming at MacGregor Park"

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Toronto City Hall
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Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

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