Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project
The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project is neighbours talking with neighbours to improve our local tree canopy. The Project addresses a critical problem of dying mature trees in this southeast Toronto neighbourhood (Ward 30) while helping the City of Toronto meet its goals of beautification, doubling of the tree canopy and improving overall air quality. The Project is a community initiative, meaning it grew from community input and community-identified needs to address issues affecting the neighbourhood as a whole. Neighbours volunteer with the initiative, playing key roles in planning, implementing and reporting on the Project.
The Project is an alliance of two groups: Neighbourhoods Acting on Air Quality (NAAQ), part of South Riverdale Community Health Centre that supports action around air pollution and health; and Beautification of Leslieville District (BOLD), a volunteer community education and action group.