Community Gardens

York Region Food Network has been a regional leader of community gardens since 1993. We operate both allotment and collective community gardens throughout York Region.

Our Allotment Gardens

Aurora Allotment Garden

This garden is located at 372 Industrial Parkway South. Click here to see where it is.

There are 56 plots, each measuring 10 x 20ft. Established 1996, it provides people with a chance to access fresh food.

How do I sign up for a plot?

To apply for a plot at the Mulock Community Garden, please fill out this online form


Newmarket Allotment Garden

The garden is East of the Magna Centre at 900 Mulock Drive. Click here to see where it is.

There are 106 plots, each measuring 10 x 20ft. Established 1999, it focuses on allowing the community to grow and learn about fresh, healthy food.

How do I sign up for a plot?

To apply for a plot at the Mulock Community Garden, please fill out this online form


Our Collective Gardens

London/Main Community Garden

Located at the intersection of London Road & Main Street North. Click here to see where it is.

Due to COVID-19, London/Main Community Garden will remain closed for the 2020 growing season.


Vaughan Growing To Give

Located at 835 Clark Avenue (Behind Fire Hall #7-1). Click here to see where it is.

There are approximately 17 plots, each measuring 8 x 10ft. Established in 2011 in partnership with Seeds For Change, this garden encourages volunteers to grow for others in need. There are class visits, workshops, and collective gardening sessions. In 2018, the harvest consisted of 1200lbs of organic vegetables and herbs. Visit our Facebook page here!


Vaughan City Hall

Located at Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major MacKenzie Drive. Click here to see where it is. 

Due to COVID-19, Vaughan City Hall Community Garden will remain closed for the 2020 growing season.

There are 8 raised plots, each measuring 3 x 8ft. It is still in development, and currently features a pollinator bed and compost station. 


Other gardens not run by YRFN

  1. Richmond Hill Community Garden at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (10131 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON). They are a new community garden starting up again this year. They have 60 plots total. Please email: Volkmar & Renee at stpaulslutheranchurch@bellnet.ca
  2. Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area Community Garden in Aurora, ON have 10x10ft plots that have a $20 reservation fee for the season. There are 12 plots total and several plots are still available. Please email or call: Lauren Grzywniak at 905-895-1281, ext. 126 or l.grzywniak@LSRCA.on.ca.
  3. Light on the Hill Community Garden at St John’s Baptist Church (12135 Yonge St., Oak Ridges, ON) has ten 6x10ft and 6x12ft garden plots available. They do a Pay-What-You-Can Monthly system for gardeners. Please email Adam Furfaro at adamfurfaro@gmail.com, or call 647-575-4426 to learn more.
  4. Vaughan’s Kavanah Garden is an educational space + organic vegetable garden. All produce is donated to a food bank. Run by Shoresh, an organization involved in food and environmental projects in the GTA. Contact Mira (mira@shoresh.ca) to learn more.
  5. All community gardens in York region
  6. A guide to Toronto allotment gardens
  7. Toronto Community Garden Network’s list of 127 gardens.

Contact Our Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Contact Jessica at: jessicat@yrfn.ca or 905-841-3101 ext. 208

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