Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there park hours?

A: Yes, 5:30am to midnight. Outside of these hours it’s quiet time in the park.

Q: What is the nearest main intersection?

A: At the south would be Queen Street West and Strachan Avenue. At the north Dundas Street West at Crawford Street and/or Shaw Street.

Q: Do I need a permit to hold an event or gathering in the park? i.e. wedding, commercial yoga/exercise classes, group picnic, art installations, performance etc.

A: Yes you do. For over 25 people – best to confirm with Parks. There are no indoor venues in the park to rent, other than the Trinity Community Centre (tel: 416-392-0705). Contact Parks, Forestry & Recreation Client Services for details about Special Events permit applications in the park – Ward 10. Email Stacy Babb, Parks, Forestry & Recreation-Client Services at

Q: How do I get involved with the greenhouse?

A: Currently, from the fall 2021 to now the volunteer greenhouse coordinators are working with the City to build back the greenhouse garden. Please visit the greenhouse page for some more details.To get in touch, email from this website contact page – select ‘greenhouse’ as subject. They’ll do their best to respond in a timely manner.

Q: How do I book sports or recreation facilities?

A: Through City of Toronto, follow this link for details for sports and recreation permits. Also try 416.392.8188

Q: What do I Need a Permit to do in a Park?

A: Check out this City of Toronto LINK that goes into great detail of what is permitted in all parks in the GTA. Note: Drinking, free samples, selling or serving alcohol, amplified music/sound in a park without a permit can result in a range of $100 to $300 fine.

Q: How do I adopt-a-tree?

a: Currently (2022) we do not have an active coordinator for the adopt-a-tree (ATT) program. If you are interested in this position, please use the contact us form and select adopt-a-tree for subject line. The Friends are here to help onboard a new coordinator – this volunteer person should be self-motivated, take initiative, be accountable to the community and have friendly communicative skills (for outreach to community, the City, Friends) and love trees!

Q: What Ward is the park in?

A: Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York – City of Toronto. Temporary Councillor until Oct. 2022 election is Joe Mihevc 416-392-4044

Q: Where is the farmers’ market located and what day and hours?

A: Location is at Dundas Street West and Shaw Street the NW end of park. It operates only in the Ontario growing season, May to October. Tuesdays 3pm to 7pm, rain or shine. Visit the dedicated website for more details. The market is run by the generosity of community volunteers. Accessible by foot, bike, wheelchair. There is no onsite parking, pylons reserve for vendors only.

Q: Where can I report if I see damage or a repair required in the park?

A: Email in the subject line ensure you include the park and what the topic is. You can also dial 311 – calls are logged so don’t be discouraged with having to leave a message. Be as specific with description and location in the park. They will direct your email/call to the appropriate department who can address the issue.

Q: Is the dogs off-leash area exclusively for dogs?

A:  No the bowl is not exclusive use for dogs. It is a shared public space (as with the entire park ad paths) and the largest dogs off-leash, unfenced park in the city. It is expected that all users be considerate and mindful of your off-leash pet and/or child. Please pick up after your pet when it has relieved a solid and toss the bag into the garbage or in dog-waste bin where available. Allowing your dog off-leash outside of the designated off-leash area can result in a $300 fine.

Q: Is there a children’s wading pool/playground?

A: Yes there is! Located on the north side of the Trinity Community Centre in the playground area. The wading pool is open during the heat of the summer months – generally opens in June/July. No dogs/pets are allowed in the pool and playground area. There are washrooms across from them adjacent to the rec centre. Not so fun-fact: If a pet wanders in the pool water, staff are required by Public Health to immediately clear all children in the water, drain it, filling it up again – this process takes about 40 minutes, a lifetime for the kiddies in the heat. So please respect this.

Q: Are there public washrooms in the park?

A: Yes there are several. Summer 2022 update: the city installed many groups of portables all around the park. Yay!

1) Inside the Trinity Community Recreation Centre (155 Crawford Street, M6J 2V5 ) during operating hours.

2) During the warmer climes and accessible from outside at the north side of Rec Centre, across from the children’s playground.

3) On the far side of the rink house, just north of the outdoor artificial rink off Gorevale Road.

Q: Where can I find out about the commemorative tree/bench program?

A: Call 416.395.6028