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David Wilson Memorial Garden

John Polanyi CI (JPCI)

Located at: 640 Lawrence Ave. W at Allen Rd.

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Garden Site Managers: 

Catherine Church <

Alan Jaimeson <>

Marcelle Van Zyl <

Community Engagement Coordinator: 

Mariel Zinman <>

Student Volunteer Hours: Available for high school students on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm, and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm.

After-school Cooking Program: Tuesdays - 3:30-5:30pm. On Tuesdays, we will be offering a hands-on, DIY cooking program for students to learn more about the art of fermentation, cheese making, and bread making. Special treats are included! Students are required to sign up, as we have a limit of students per session. 

Open Garden Volunteer Drop In: Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm. On Thursdays, students are welcomed to join us at the garden for fun, interactive, educational garden experience, and activities. Snacks and drinks will be available. 

All after school volunteering and programming qualifies for community service hours. Please bring your forms with you for staff to fill out at the garden!

Community Volunteer Days: Available to the community on Tuesdays from 9:30 am- 12:00 pm, with additional volunteer days scheduled on an as-needed basis. All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation Session prior to beginning volunteer work.

Email to learn more, and to be notified around availability for our volunteer programs and how to sign up. If you are unable to attend our regular Tuesday volunteer sessions, you can still be added to our list to be notified ahead of additional volunteer days. Students who cannot get into our Tuesday cooking program will be put on a waitlist for potential openings. 


Open for monthly community dinners in the fall, all are welcome. Please check our Instagram Page and Email Updates for future community dinner and garden event dates and times. We look forward to seeing you!  

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