The Carrot Green Roof is an urban gardening and community resource centre located on the roof of the Carrot Common mall in the heart of Toronto.
The Carrot Green Roof & Garden is a place to learn, a place to meet and place to imagine.
Join us in growing in the garden, engaging in community or rent the space for your own event.
Rent the community space for intimate gatherings, events, educational workshops and community events.
Carrot Green Roof evolved from a diverse collective of people coming together to engage with nature, each other, and our community. This synergy has led us to co-create with nature a healing garden where we plant, tend, harvest and share in nature, our spirits and each other. We have been inspired as we collaborate our gifts and talents towards a motion of self-healing of both body and soul.
The garden was built largely by men in second stage recovery who resided in our Broadview Homes and is planted and harvested by a vast array of community groups and individuals including our women’s shelter ‘Lazarus House’ and those from 6 St. Joseph House who are seeking community and healing from isolation, mental illness, addiction, and poverty.
Please visit us at our Saint Joseph’s Table Café located at 6 St. Joseph Street and share in community by sipping our medicinal tisanes grown in the garden and eating our fresh soups made daily garnished by our organic garden herbs.
It is the mission of Seeds of Hope to build self-sustaining communities that create the conditions to enable individuals at a crossroads in their lives develop their livelihood, learning and creative potential through engagement with each other in experiencing social enterprise and community endeavours.
All are welcome at Carrot Green Roof !
View a wide diversity of vegetation and demonstrations within the intensive and extensive gardens and the experimental vertical garden spaces that we are currently creating. Visitors to the Carrot Green Roof will have the opportunity to view these innovations and to take these ideas to other gardens across the city.
New demonstration projects will continue to evolve and we will engage and support the community in new and exciting ways.
The Carrot Green Roof is a place to…
Explore the different garden spaces birds and bees on the roof. Apothecary, medicinals, herb gardens, Native garden, Sedums, Vegetables, Shrubs, wetlands and vertical gardening among some of many plants you can see and touch. Come daily from 8:30 am - 8:30 pm, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm on Sundays.
Meet and Celebrate
Hold your meetings, celebrations on our green roof. Can accommodate up to 100 people for meetings and events.
A place of study and discovery, finding new ways to address the emerging urban issues in sustainability; current projects involve urban agriculture, green roof technologies and new innovations.
Replicating different ecosystems and innovative technologies for the purpose of highlighting the possibilities of green roofs; raising awareness of food security and incorporating nature into our urban lives.
The CGR Learning Hub offers space for community members and organizations to build a commons for learning and collaboration to help adapt to the social and environmental challenges facing our future.