Cities are funny places. We need buildings and roads, concrete and density, but crave green spaces. And once that green space is gone, it’s pretty hard to get it back. But imagine if there was a way to transform a concrete corner in to a pop-up park? There’s pop-up stores, so why not pop-up green spaces to remind us all of the importance of nature not only to our communities, but to our souls?
The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (@TDFEF on Twitter) know the importance of reconnecting to nature. And they’re bringing it right back to you in the city cores! They’re creating pop-up parks across Canada this summer, designed to surprise and delight visitors, and to bring to life the benefits of healthy, vibrant green spaces. Imagine turning a corner and finding, instead of a concrete alley, a lush green area complete with seating, shade, and activities. What an amazing break in your day.
There’s going to be one of these very nifty pop-up parks here in Toronto on June 20-21 (this weekend!) at Church and Alexander streets as part of the Festival In The Village. The park will be open from 11 am to 11 pm and will have free community events and games and a superfun performance by Sofonda Cox. Want to know more? Check out some of the photos from #GreenWhereYouLive events in other cities this spring on Twitter and Instagram. I’m looking forward to checking this out this weekend and I’ll share some pics on here and on my Twitter feed.
Not in the Tdot? You’re still in luck. There’s a pop-up park happening right now in Calgary til June 19, and ones in Hamilton (July 14-18), Laval, QC (August 5-9) and Dartmouth, NS (August 19-23).