COVID-19 Update: Our Gardens are located on publicly accessible property. Visitors should follow all guidelines that apply to public areas in the City of Toronto.
Wild in the City
Planted and maintained by volunteer stewards, our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens are located at five different TTC stations across Toronto. They showcase the beauty of native species and help build Toronto’s urban forest. They also provide an opportunity for local residents to play an active role in improving their communities.
In 2021, our demonstration gardens were awarded the Society for Organic Land Care's Greener Greenspaces recognition for their exemplary ecologically-focused land care.
“Beyond urban beautification, these gardens provide essential habitat for songbirds, butterflies and other pollinators,” said Rita Bijons, one of LEAF’s volunteer stewards. “These native species moderate temperatures, filter air pollutants, and absorb carbon dioxide through their leaves.”