Three Sisters Mound, planted June 21, 2017. See our Facebook page for updates and story.
A Three Sisters Mound of corn, beans, squash were planted by community friends and neighbours. This project symbolizes the Haudenosaunee ties to the land, and acts as a living reminder of the Dish With One Spoon agreement between Indigenous Nations before the arrival of Europeans.
For the first two years of Peace Garden life, we could not plant tulip bulbs into the Garden; waiting for trees to go in, nor during the construction warranty period. The delays turned out to be opportunities to engage children and young Peace Path participants in a community effort for learning many meanings of peace, environmental stewardship, and creating beauty. Tulips, embedded in pots, fostered in a neighbourhood garden, were ported over to the Peace Garden in "Tulip Trains", dug in, and enjoyed.
"Canada 150" Tulips - Fall 2016 Bulb Planting & Spring 2017 "Tulip Trains"
First Tulip Plantings - Fall 2015 Bulb Planting & Spring 2016 First "Tulip Train"
Earth Hour 2017
The community connected, gathering at the Peace Garden, to participate in an Earth Hour walk. Residents homemade lanterns and candle holders were especially beautiful this year, and drew the attention of many onlookers as the procession moved down Roncesvalles. Our walk culminated at the foot of Roncy where, for the first time, we converged with another group whose walk had began in Parkdale.
City Planting - Spring 2016
Construction Commencement - Fall 2015
Visitors to the Site - Fall & Winter 2015/2016
Earth Hour - March 28th, 2015
In celebration of Earth Hour and the site of the "coming soon" Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, children and adults left their mark on the pavement where a garden would one day flourish. Their designs honoured nature and mother earth, and captured their eagerness for what the site would one day become.
Peace Path: Granite Paver Project - Design Process 2013/2014 & Application in Fall 2015
These photos capture just a small fragment of the people and process involved in designing the decorative pavers for the Peace Garden. To learn more about this meaningful project, click here or visit the PEACE PATH section of this website.
Powwow at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation - 2013
Chalk Drawing - Summer 2012
Children's visions for the Peace Garden.
Community Landscape Design Workshop - October 23rd, 2012
Dundas & Roncesvalles Intersection Pre-Construction
Harsh and windy in the winter, swelteringly hot in the summer: this barren spot was crying out for a garden!
Historic Photos - January 1912