Aptus Teaching Landscape

A nature-focused educational environment and activity hub for both students with complex disabilities and the greater community, the Aptus Teaching Landscape in North York is an enhanced learning green space that will include a fruit orchard, edible garden and mini-arboretum. Through the Weston Family Parks Challenge, education and stewardship opportunities will engage students and local residents in environmental programs as well as complement the City's recreational improvements to the adjacent Anthony Road Park. 

In memory of Zachary Van Zant

The Aptus Teaching Landscape is in memory of Zachary Van Zant, a 21-year old student at Aptus, who passed away shortly after graduating. His love and passion for nature and time outdoors will always be remembered. 

Want to support the garden?  

To support the garden, make a monthly or one-time donation. All funds will benefit the Aptus Teaching Landscape. Some of the Landscape's generous supporters include: Amico Affiliates, Deep Foundations, Kinross Gold, Unilock and The Heavy Construction Association of Toronto. To volunteer in the Aptus Teaching Landscape, please email [email protected]. To learn more about programs, events and different opportunities to participate, follow @teachinglandscape on facebook or instagram.