milky way public garden

Toronto laneway to be turned into community garden

Running just south of Queen St. to the west of Dufferin, Milky Way is one of those Toronto laneways worth writing a love letter about. There's excellent graffiti, people regularly use it as a quieter alternative to walking/riding on Queen, and over the years various art spaces have called the place home.

Now, the laneway could also be home to an urban garden. The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) & Greenest City have joined forces to acquire the space at 87 Milky Way in an effort to set up a community garden here. The two groups are launching a fundraising campaign later this week for part of the sum required to take possession of the land.

There's also a film screening and pot luck planned for June 4.

Once they've reached their goal, the two groups plan to host "urban agriculture and environmental projects that increase access to healthy fresh food, while creating opportunities for environmental learning and community connections."


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