Notably, the land trust has received a substantial provincial Ontario Trillium grant as it commences its work in Parkdale. The project is well supported in the community, with over 185 members joining in the past six weeks or so.
It's also interesting that the Parkdale effort has affiliated with an American land trust network in the absence of any comparable group in Canada. This is clearly a unique and consultative project that reflects a desire in the community to be proactive and counter the gentrification trend that is squeezing many residents.
At the @parkdaleland AGM tonight, now electing community board members from these brave citizens! #ParkHP pic.twitter.com/0d7pHR24mb— Nancy Leblanc (@impolitical) October 29, 2015