People, Power, & the Park

A celebration of the history of Allan Gardens!

September 22, 2022 at 6 PM to September 25, 2022 at 4 PM
Allan Gardens, 160 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON


People, Power, & the Park is a free four-day outdoor celebration of Allan Gardens’ history as a site of solidarity, community, protest, and power. From Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25, join us for installations, projections, poetry and live performances honouring Indigenous peacemakers and social justice advocates. From 19th-century suffragists and Oscar Wilde; to 20th-century anti-fascist and gay rights champions; to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls artists and activists and affordable housing advocates today.

Performances will include music from Lillian Allen & Band: Revving up the Tea Party, Joaquín Hidalgo’s Caribbean Jazz Trio, the Counterpoint Community Orchestra and more!

Click here to check out the full event schedule.

Photo: Charles Dobie

People, Power, & the Park is a part of Imagine the Park, an ongoing programme of events presented in and around Allan Gardens by the Office of Social Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University, in partnership with community stakeholders.

Accessibility: The art installations and festival events will take place outdoors at Allan Gardens Park (160 Gerrard St. East). The park is made up of grass, cement and gravel pathways.

The conditions of the park will be weather dependent. Porta Potties will also be available for use. ASL interpretation will also be available for speaking portions of the event, including the opening ceremony and poetry readings.

We strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all community members. If we require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please email We ask that any accommodation requests be made within ten business days of the event.

Contact: Office of Social Innovation,

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