Our History

Since our beginning in 1996, Greenest City has worked with Toronto’s communities to create innovative projects that promote health, support community action, and enhance social and environmental justice in Toronto. Our programs equip and inspire participants of all ages and stages to achieve local solutions that improve the state of the environment.

Greenest City is an award-winning organization that has built a reputation as a trusted community builder within the Parkdale community of Toronto, and maintained our position as a desired project partner among peers, city and province-wide.

Our achievements over the past 20 years include:

  • helping over 45 communities start community gardens across the Greater Toronto Area

  • publishing best practice guides for social programming such as community gardening and youth environmental education

  • partnering on the Co-op Credit Program, a community food security project that is based on an alternative currency model.

In 2014, we joined some of the leading organizations across Canada by achieving accreditation from Imagine Canada. We are the smallest non-profit in Canada to achieve this accreditation.