Toronto has few accessible recreation spaces. Downsview experiences high rates of marginalization and youth dropout.
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 to build the Landscape and continues to fund annual community events and programming.
Urban agriculture programs and volunteer hour opportunities to keep youth of all abilities engaged and gaining learning skills. Developmental Service agencies partner in supporting learning. The Landscape offers 4 acres of community space connected to Aptus’ Toronto School and Downsview’s Anthony Road Park.
Over 2,000 people per year access community gardening, recreation and events in an accessible landscape.
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