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875 Duf­ferin, 416-392-0913, www.duf­fer­in­ It has a clay-and-straw struc­ture built by lo­cals and a newlet­ter that ri­vals the neigh­bour­hood pa­pers. Duf­ferin Grove is one patch of green you can chalk up to com­mu­nity. So much is go­ing on here, from bread ris­ing in the communal oven to the weekly or­ganic farm­ers mar­ket, that you can eas­ily for­get it’s right across the road from a mall. Be­sides a grass­roots open-air theatre, it’s got the sort of play­ground we all wish we’d had as tots, in­clud­ing a huge sand­pit with run­ning wa­ter, and toys for any­one to use. The Grove is like the In­ter­net with trees – it con­nects to ev­ery­thing.

David An­der­son, artis­tic direc­tor of Clay & Pa­per Theatre, and vol­un­teers Dario For­gas Bern­stein and Shanan Kin­sella

help turn Duf­ferin Grove Park into a stel­lar ex­am­ple of com­mu­nity process.

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