This Project Animates Toronto Parks as part of the Arts in the Parks initiative.

The Project

Scarborough Made in the Parks expands on the yearly programming by the Scarborough Made artist collective to now engage parkgoers in Toronto’s East. The project aims to engage the communities around Malvern through documentary storytelling and public art to represent and amplify the diverse narratives of local neighbourhoods.

Public art Installation

Runs from August 26 to September 30 2023

Installation Location: Malvern Park 36 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 3G5

An artist walkthrough was held on August 26, 2023 to launch this work into the public realm. The work will continue to live in Malvern Park for up to 1 month between August to September 30th, 2023, to continue building conversations with parkgoers and community members

Featured Stories

Dizzy Dinero

Filmmaker & Director Dizzy Dinero shares how Malvern shaped the journey
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Crosby Gitigaan

A story on an indigenous family run farm that's bringing reclaiming the land we live on.
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Shadow Water Polo

In this Scarborough Made Press piece, Water Polo Athlete Cianne Benjamin chats about how she developed an interest in water polo and how she went on to represent Team Canada
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Forest Creek Pathway Steel Orchestra

During event coverage for Toronto Caribbean Carnival's Pan in the Parks we chatted with the band leader from the Forest Creek Pathway Steel Orchestra based in Malvern
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Malvern Walkers Club

A photo essay on a seniors group gathers in Malvern Mall to stay active.
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Junior Carnival

Get a glimpse for Toronto Caribbean Carnival's Junior Carnival during our event coverage in Malvern.
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42 Rides

This community organization has been championing skateboarding in Malvern. Community worker Mike Israel shares the journey.
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Dwayne De Rosario

We revisit the story of former professional soccer player and community leader Dwayne De Rosario as he shares how soccer helped shape life.
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About Arts In the Park

This project is supported with strategic funding through Toronto Arts Foundation and Toronto Arts Council as part of the Arts in the Parks initiative. 

Arts in the Parks encourages community building, enjoyment of local parks, and offers arts events for residents and tourists of all ages. Events include performances, dance, music, theatre, film, community-engaged work, and temporary installations by arts groups. Selected parks are located throughout Toronto, from Etobicoke to Scarborough and North York to the downtown core.

Arts in the Parks is an initiative of
Toronto Arts Foundation, being presented in partnership with Toronto Arts Council, the City of Toronto and Park People.