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Green Access Program

Established in 2011, the Green Access Program uses the Green Roof at AccessPoint on Danforth as a launching pad for activities that build skills around food and gardening. The program brings together community development, environmental education, and health. The rooftop garden also provides community members – many who live in high-rise buildings with no personal outdoor space – the opportunity to participate in gardening activities.

Get involved

We invite you to join us in building a community space where all ages and people can come together to share ideas and learn, through a hands-on experience, about the importance of healthy foods and the environment.

Volunteer at the garden:

  • Every Tuesday 9:30am to 11:30pm.  Fridays are all full. The garden season runs from late April through late October.
  • No prior experience required
  • Get your hands dirty working outdoors
  • Meet other gardeners and work together as a group
  • Learn about growing food, herbs, and flowers

For more information, email ctiti@accessalliance.ca.

Green roof visits:

  • Book your group for a tour or a gardening activity in collaboration with the Green Access/Sustainable Living Program
  • Request a slideshow of the Green Roof growing season to show your tour group
  • Visiting groups include school classrooms and summer camps that participate in age appropriate gardening activities, tasting tours and more

For more information or to book a tour, email ctiti@accessalliance.ca.

Classes, workshops and training

Each year we offer a selection of training on topics related to environmental awareness, stewardship, healthy foods, and hands-on gardening. Other departments at Access Alliance and hub partner agencies offer some of their programs on the Green Roof. The space is also available to some outside groups who would like an outdoor venue for their program.

To find out about upcoming classes and workshops, visit our program calendar.

When using the rooftop garden, we ask that you follow these guidelines.

The Green Access Program is proudly funded by:

Ontario Trillium Foundation