Our Community Market
R.V. Burgess Park
With new playground and park spaces implemented after the revitalization of the park, the transformation of R.V Burgess Park has allowed it to become a welcoming spot for both children of all ages and adults. The community market is situated right next to the cafe and playground area, making it easily accessible for every park visitor.
Sharing our Community Engagement Model with the Rest of the World
During conferences such as the Park People Conference, we have had delegates come tour the park and market. Of the 362 registered participants, many were outside of the GTA, coming from the U.S., Europe, and Costa Rica. Delegates were given a tour and learned about the positive changes made throughout the years for the community and R.V. Burgess Park.
Reducing Social Isolation
By transforming R.V. Burgess Park into a vibrant and inclusive neighbourhood hub, the community market program addresses the pressing issue of social isolation faced by community members by facilitating connections to be forged between members of marginalized groups.
Placemaking in an Urban Centre
The Thorncliffe Community Market seeks to provide community members with the resources to participate in the community by becoming engaged in local programs, reducing the amount of social isolation by bringing residents together in collaborative ways.
Creating Socio-Economic Opportunities
As vendors at our weekly markets, women from the neighbourhood are able to advance the skills and knowledge they already possess, and are provided with opportunities to gain new ones that can translate into better employment opportunities.
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