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ANNUAL

REPORT
2018
OUR MISSION
A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As our communities face the triple threats of food insecurity, housing
insecurity, and climate change, we at Greenest City act by growing food
together, sharing it with each other, and connecting with each other. We
have an amazing ecosystem here built on the strength of our connections.
In 2018, we listened carefully to what our community needs. As we look
ahead to 2019 and beyond, Greenest City will focus on supporting
knowledge-sharing among young people and working with Indigenous
elders and organizations to learn how to care for this land.
- Angela ElzingaCheng

ABOUT GREENEST CITY


Greenest City builds healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through
education and empowerment to preserve, protect and improve
the environment. We are dedicated to growing good food, shar-
ing good food and connecting people with the environment and
community. Our vision is environmental stewardship that con-
nects communities.

This report contains examples of just some of our work in 2018.

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OUR WORK
OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS OUR REACH
ӾӾ183 gardeners
ӾӾ335+ Good Food Market visitors
ӾӾ1,116+ event and workshop guests TOTAL
ӾӾ400+ vegetables planted 2,085 PEOPLE
ӾӾ30 native plants and fruit bushes planted
ӾӾ1700+ pounds of produce harvested at the Milky Way Garden IMPACTED
ӾӾ5 groups stewarded with funding and partner support

OUR GARDENS OUR PROGRAMS OUR EVENTS

MILKY KAIROS
H.O.P.E. GARDEN CO-OP HARVEST BLANKET
WAY SHARING CRED FESTIVAL
GARDEN EXERCISE
GARDEN

DUNN GOOD GROWING


SHARED SEWING SEEDY
FOOD THE FUTURE
LEARNING GARDENS FOR SATURDAY FUNDRAISER
GARDEN CHANGE MARKET

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OUR HIGHLIGHTS
WINTER (JANUARY - MARCH)
ӾӾSewing for Change program launched
ӾӾSeedy Saturday with Toronto Urban Growers

SPRING (APRIL - JUNE)


ӾӾTree for Me event
ӾӾSpring BBQ organized by gardeners

SUMMER (JULY - SEPTEMBER)


ӾӾDalai Lama Celebration organized by gardeners
ӾӾSpring BBQ for the H.O.P.E. Garden

AUTUMN (OCTOBER - DECEMBER)


ӾӾReceived Trillium grant for Milky Way Garden
ӾӾHarvest Festival

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OUR FINANCES
$8,393.00
$23,756.00

2018 REVENUE BY SOURCE


TOTAL REVENUE: $176,712

$144,563.00

Contributions Donations Fundraising and other

$8,095.00 $4,829.00
$8,600.00
$10,717.00

$91,042.00
2018 EXPENSES BY SOURCE
TOTAL EXPENSES: $175,780
$52,497.00

Personnel Program Office and general Rent Professional fees Insurance

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OUR FUNDERS
OUR GRANT FUNDERS OUR MAJOR DONORS & SPONSORS
ӾӾCity of Toronto ӾӾMunich Inc.
ӾӾTD Friends of the Environment Foundation ӾӾKingston-Lambton United Church
ӾӾOntario Trillium Foundation ӾӾBuchaman Family Foundation through
ӾӾToronto Parks and Trees Foundation Toronto Community Foundation
ӾӾToronto Solid Waste Management Services ӾӾEquipe 78 3rd Annual Toronto to Montreal
ӾӾLive Green Toronto Charity
ӾӾMinistry of Citizenship and Immigration ӾӾTempered Room
ӾӾBig Carrot

OUR STEWARDING GRANT PARTNERS


ӾӾGreen Parkdale
ӾӾFriends of Masaryk Park & Melbourne Parkette
ӾӾToronto Urban Growers
ӾӾCreative Reuse Toronto
ӾӾWest Lodge Community Garden

AND THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTED INDIVIDUAL AND BUSINESS DONORS!

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OUR PARTNERS
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
ӾӾCommunity food growers at the H.O.P.E.
Garden, Dunn Learning Garden, Milky Way
Garden, West Lodge Community Garden,
and Melbourne Parkette
ӾӾMaking Room Community Arts
ӾӾEpiphany and St. Marks Anglican Church
ӾӾCity of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services
ӾӾZero Waste Hub Toronto
ӾӾGreen Parkdale & Roncesvalles
ӾӾParkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
ӾӾFriends of Masaryk Park & Melbourne Parkette
ӾӾTish Carnat and ESL members of the Milky Way
ӾӾParkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT)
ӾӾToronto Urban Growers
ӾӾCreative Reuse Toronto
ӾӾParkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
ӾӾFoodShare Toronto
ӾӾNot Far From The Tree
ӾӾMasaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre
ӾӾWest Lodge Community Garden

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