Everyone benefits from time in nature. With few accessible recreation spaces, particularly in the Dowsnview area of Toronto, the addition of the Aptus Teaching Landscape is most welcome. This beautiful outdoor space and greenhouse, benefits our clients, staff and community members by providing a space to relax, get their hands dirty and volunteer.
The Aptus Teaching Landscape was created in memory of Zachary (“Zac”) Van Zant, a 21-year old student with autism at Aptus, who passed away shortly after graduating. His love and passion for nature and time outdoors will always be remembered. The Zachary Van Zant Memorial Fund helped build the Landscape and continues to fund annual community events and programming.
The Teaching Landscape provides urban agriculture programs and volunteer hour opportunities to keep youth of all abilities engaged and learning. The Landscape offers four acres of community space connected to Aptus’ Toronto School and Downsview’s Anthony Road Park.
Annually, over 2,000 people make use of and benefit from this beautiful urban green space.
Aptus Teaching Landscape is open year-round to the public. Visit the Landscape at 111 Anthony Road (by Wilson and Dufferin). Parking is available.
For more info on community gardening or events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
111 Anthony Road, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1B7, Canada