Tomorrow Starts Today: Tree Planting

Ready to get your hands dirty? Action Speaks Louder Than Words!

Join us, and the City of Toronto to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and help grow Toronto’s urban forest.


October 3, 2020 (Sat)

9:45am – 12:15pm


Planting location:
Cedar Ridge Park


Across U-hub Volunteer

How Much?


What is the objective?

  • Develop a stronger sense of belonging and ownership by placing our footprint and roots in the city
  • Ignite our sense of wonder by taking practical, ground-level action to help the local environment

What will you learn?

  • Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
  • Learn how to plant a tree
  • Take part in environmental stewardship activities
  • Meet new people with a shared passion for conservation

Who is the instructor?

City of Toronto Staffs from Parks, Forestry, and Recreation

More Event Details:

Cedar Ridge Park parking lot (off of Tingle Crescent or Street parking)

Things to bring:
Recommend to bring drinking water, and sunscreen.

Dress Code:
Dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothing and long pants. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind to get dirty.

Washrooms may not be available at this site. Please plan accordingly.

City of Toronto's Health Screening:

  • Volunteers are required to register and to fill out City of Toronto’s waiver form (download HERE), and a self-assessment for COVID-19 before the event. All participants must do the self-assessment for COVID-19 on the Ontario Ministry of Health website and if they do not pass the assessment, they will not be permitted to join the event.
  • Onsite staff and participant health screening using the COVID -19 screening tool will also take place at the start of the event. Anyone who answers yes to a screening question or who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, has traveled in the last 14 days or has had close contact with a confirmed case will not be permitted to participate.

Event General Guidelines:

  • Maintain a physical distance of at least two meters from others whenever possible; If not possible, then a non-medical mask is required
  • Maintain good hand hygiene, including washing or sanitizing hands regularly
  • Avoid physical contact (e.g. high five, shake hands) unless absolutely necessary
  • Where physical distancing cannot be maintained, appropriate PPE and hygiene protocols will be utilized
  • Encourage proper respiratory etiquette (e.g. cough into sleeve)
  • No sharing of equipment will be allowed; and
  • Personal equipment such as work gloves shall be taken home rather than returned at the end of each session
  • Avoid touching face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands or while wearing work gloves
  • Volunteers will be provided with sanitizer, hand washing stations, and a new set of work gloves
  • Staff will undertake equipment cleaning/sanitization before and after events

Cancellation Policy:
Events will take place rain or shine, but not in thunder and lightning. An event will be canceled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or if an extreme weather alert has been announced. Event details are subject to change.