No.9 Gardens Workshop Series

No.9 Gardens is launching a 2021 Workshop Series of online and in person educational opportunities about Sustainable Living and Food Systems. Our first workshop happens on March 4, 2021 at 7pm on Soil, Water, and Human Health by Jenna Thornber. No.9 Gardens educates youth and the public about the importance of living sustainably, with a focus on reconnecting to nature through growing food, human health, and reconciliation. Checkout our Educational Workshops for more information and to register online.


Building on No.9’s rich history of fostering awareness of ecological and social concerns through contemporary art and design, No.9 Public Art has launched an artist-led initiative using an agile, collaborative, and experimental approach to engage the public at large.

Imagining My Sustainable Community

Adapted for online education, this award-winning workshop teaches students from Grade 7-9 the role they play in creating a more sustainable world. This program highlights the social and economic equity issues that need to be addressed in order for communities to be more vibrant and resilient in the face of adversity.


Launched in partnership with Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre and St. Lawrence College Department of Skilled Trades and Tourism, this unique 40-acre facility is Canada’s First Sustainability and Reconciliation Centre, created as a hands-on teaching facility and lab for research and the implementation of innovative projects and practices that lead to low carbon communities and a sustainable lifestyle.


In response to the global pandemic, No.9 has evolved it’s strategy to address the issues caused by Covid-19 to help our youth and our communities get through these challenging times.

Who is No.9?

We are a charitable organization based in Toronto focused on eco-literacy programming for elementary, high school, and post-secondary students. Through our immersive, hands-on educational programs, No.9 empowers youth to transform the built world around them, challenging and inspiring them to lead a national revolution in building sustainable communities across Canada.


Our name comes from the nine pillars essential to building a sustainable community.
Each of these is critical in building and achieving a resilient communities. They are also
the foundation of the Imagining My Sustainable Community program.

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”

- Ken Robinson


Today’s youth are our future.They will
soon lead the world, and we want to help them
change it for the better.


Our vision is simple – we want to expand
Imagining My Sustainable Community to reach more students, inspire
innovation, nurture creativity, and create change.

Imagining My Sustainable Community in action.


It takes a village to build a sustainable community.