Introducing No.9 Gardens!
A new initiative to build a youth sustainability and reconciliation centre which provides opportunity and education for youth, post-secondary students, and the public at large. Located on 40 acres of prime agricultural land near Elgin, Ontario, this centre will act as a global model and laboratory for exploring how we build sustainable local food systems. Hands-on workshops and educational programs are offered in partnership with the Dunin-Deshpande Queens Innovation Centre and the St. Lawrence College School of Skilled Trades and Tourism. No.9 Gardens is committed to "The Culture of Sustainability" and encouraging a sustainable lifestyle by educating the next generation to address the impacts of climate change. 

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 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.