440 Parkside Collective: Indigenous-Led Land Restoration in Toronto | Toronto, Ontario
Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing is Métis, with maternal family roots in the Sault Ste. Marie Métis community and Manitoba. She is also of Austrian settler ancestry through her father's family. Rebecca completed a PhD in social justice education and Indigenous health at the University of Toronto, and is a collaborator on a number of community projects.
About the Project
The 440 Parkside Collective is an Indigenous-led land restoration project located in High Park in Toronto, established through collaborations between the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle and the Asemaa Circles Project. Since 2020, community members have been working together to restore habitat for older-than-human relatives in a 10,000 square foot space, a former lawn bowling field. The site holds space for community ceremonies, celebrations, education and research. Medicines, seeds, and food grown in the space are shared freely with the community. The work of the 440 Parkside collective is supported by the High Park Nature Center and the City of Toronto.