Wednesday, 15 December 2021

We're on the Butterflyeway Map!

The Danforth Gardens Neighbourhood Association (DGNA) is a proud recipient of a David Suzuki Foundation certificate to acknowledge our work in creating pollinator gardens in our neighbourhood. The certificate means our gardens are officially part of the David Suzuki Butterflyway project. You can find our garden on the map, and more information on this initiative here

Wild pollinators such as butterflies and bees are crucial to human survival. Climate change, development and widespread pesticide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The Butterflyway Project aims to help people step up efforts to help pollinators find food and shelter.

For this reason DGNA is collaborating on another Pollinator Grant from the City of Toronto. We are awaiting results. Keep your fingers crossed so we can bring more butterflies and pollinators to our neighbourhood!

Monday, 1 November 2021

November Event - Fall into Colour!

Celebrate fall and all of its beautiful changes! Join local artists, Joaquin Varela and Sylvie Stojanovski as we explore Warden Woods and all it brings this season. Through fun art activities, including a scavenger hunt, drawing, and an ephemeral art installation, we will learn how to pay close attention to nature and appreciate what makes fall special. 

Sunday, November 7th from 2-4pm. 

Meeting location is at Warden Woods Park on the asphalt path at the corner of Warden Ave. and St. Clair Ave. 

Rain or Shine. Sign-up in advance here. See you there! 

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Join the Movement! Grow Flowers for Pollinators.

Have you noticed these signs around our neighborhood?

Want a beautiful pollinator garden for your home?

We are looking for neighbors interested in growing their own native gardens. The Danforth Gardens Neighbourhood Association is applying for a community grant that will provide free native pollinator plants for interested households. Planting will take place in 2022 and you will need to plant a minimum of 12 low-maintenance native plants (but you are welcome to plant and order more!) that support butterflies and birds. By joining this initiative you will be part of Danforth Garden's Pollinator Pathway project, which already includes eight front yard gardens, a garden at Oates Park, and three gardens at Danforth Gardens Public School.

If interested, and if you have any questions, please email with your name and address by October 25

We have also published our October 2021 Newsletter. We invite you to open it for more neighbourhood news!

Monday, 11 October 2021

Ravine Events a Success!

Over 200 neighbours attended the ARTivating Our Ravines and Fall Discovery Walks events. Thank you to all that came out and learned about local plants, sketched the Taylor Creek landscape, identified ravine animals, built fairy houses and created chalk murals with us. And thank you to those who volunteered their time to create such special community events!

If you attended the events, please fill out this survey to tell us about your experience - it will only take two minutes and help us organize more events in the future.

Friday, 1 October 2021

Fall Discovery Walks - Outdoor Event This October!

Join Danforth Gardens Neighbourhood Association (DGNA) to learn about the natural magic in our local ravines!

Activities include:
- 2PM Plant identification led by community member and artist EchoRailton. Includes demonstration of the crowdsourced species identification iNatutalist app.
- 3PM Naturalist knowledge walk and wildlife observation led by the Pine Project, Ontario’s leading nature connection organization.
- 2PM - 4PM Nature Activities.

Hand sanitizer and masks provided. 

Saturday, October 2nd
2 - 4 PM

Meeting location: Warden Woods Park on the asphalt path at the corner of Warden Ave. and St. Clair Ave.

See you there!

Thanks to our event supporters: 
- Park People
- City of Toronto

Saturday, 31 July 2021

ARTivating Our Ravines - Join Us!


Join us for an environmentally-themed series of artistic activities for families and neighbours of all ages. Activities are participatory and designed to strengthen our connection with nature through whimsy, creativity and natural materials. All activities are FREE!

Date: Saturday August 14, 2021

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Rain Date: August 15, 2021

Where: Warden Woods Park on the asphalt path at the corner of Warden Ave. and St. Clair Ave.


- Fairy Houses - Use found natural materials to create a fairy village in our forest from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

- Chalk Drawing - Community chalk/mural drawing on asphalt path that highlights native plant species, animals, nature and our connection with them. Led by local artist collective Scarbrite. From 2:00 – 4:00pm.

- Nature Sketching - Guided sketching tour led by community member and professional artist EchoRailton from 3:00 – 4:00pm.


Event will follow social distancing guidelines. PPE will be supplied to those who need it. 

Artivating Our Ravine is made possible by the Danforth Gardens Neighbourhood Association and InTO the Ravine Grant Program.  It involves holding two events in Warden Woods in the Taylor-Massey Creek Ravine with the goal of connecting the neighbourhoods to their local ravines.  The second event will be nature focused and held in October.  Stay tuned!


For additional event updates please visit .


Friday, 19 March 2021

East Effort Community Health Ambassadors Project

A new project called East Effort Community Health Ambassadors has recently launched to help Scarborough residents connect with some of the below services and resources: 

· COVID-19 testing site information 
· Vaccine information 
· Obtaining face masks and hand sanitizer 
· Food insecurity 
· Bills and rent relief 
· Internet and digital devices 

If you are in need of any of the above services, know someone who is, or would like more information please see attached flyer and contact either: 416-699-7920 ext 4231 or 
Rejwan Karim 416-699-7930

Tuesday, 16 March 2021


Our local Ward 20 Councillor is inviting residents to a roundtable discussion to identify the best ways to support the community. The roundtable will gather suggestions from community leaders, groups, businesses, and the community at large. The Ward 20 Roundtable Discussion will host 5 neighbourhoods (Oakridge, Clairlea, Golden Mile and Scarborough Junction). 
Saturday, March 20, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm
For RSVP or for questions please reach out to Councillor Crawford 
The meeting will be hosted virtually, details to Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP.

Please consider the following questions for discussion:
• What are your own experiences for yourself, and your community in the context of the pandemic over the last year?
• What can I do for you in the short and long term?
• What has been done well and what can be done better?
• How can I advocate for you as part of the City’s negotiations with the provincial and federal governments?