Community Gardens

York Region Food Network has been a regional leader of community gardens since 1993. We operate 2 allotments and 3 collective community gardens in York Region. 

Facilitator Lead, Jessica Tong / Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Our Allotment Gardens

York Region Food Network operates an allotment garden in the south end of Aurora and one in central Newmarket. Allotment gardens provide community members with access to a 10 x 20 ft plot of land, offering a chance to grow food, form social networks and connect with the land.  

To be eligible for this program, you must not have access to any other outdoor space for food growing.   

All plots have been filled for the 2021 season. Check back next season. In the meantime, you can join our collective gardens (see below). 


Sign for Aurora Community Garden in front of lush garden


Aerial view of Mulock Garden plots

Our Collective Gardens

York Region Food Network operates three collective gardens. These gardens are designed to bring the community together by sharing the work and sharing the harvest. Participants have an opportunity to share their skills and learn from others. These gardens are open to all.

To join our collective gardens, please contact Jessica Tong at

Women working a garden plot

London & Main Community Garden

Newmarket, ON L3Y 9E6

City of Vaughan’s City Hall Garden

2141 Major MacKenzie Dr W, Maple, ON L6A 1P7

Woman and man cultivating a garden plot
Woman holding a bunch of just picked radishes in the garden

Vaughan’s Growing to Give Firehall Garden

835 Clark Ave, Thornhill, ON L4J 7M1

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