The Pocket SNAP

Upcoming Events

The Pocket – Community Co-Planning Workshop
Monday May 17, 2021 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Re-energize, Re-invigorate and Re-connect to your amazing Pocket community!

Come celebrate, connect and dream with your neighbours and friends. Help shape a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan that builds on the amazing initiatives already underway and explores new opportunities for improving sustainability in the neighborhood.

Please join us on Monday May 17, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for an online Community Co-Planning Workshop.

Don’t be discouraged by yet another Zoom workshop — this will not be your average online meeting! We want to inspire you to imagine the possibilities for your neighbourhood, and to hear your hope and dreams for what would make The Pocket even more sustainable and connected!

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About SNAP

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the City of Toronto and the Pocket Community Association (PCA) have come together in a new and exciting collaboration to bring the Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) to The Pocket neighbourhood.

SNAP is a program for climate action that makes older neighbourhoods better and more sustainable places to live. It looks at opportunities for things like energy and water conservation, native species plantings and habitat creation projects, and recreational, arts and cultural activities.

Each SNAP plan is tailored to the community.

Together, we work to help the community build on initiatives already underway, as well as to explore new opportunities for improving sustainability in the neighborhood.

houses in the Pocket SNAP neighbourhood
residents from The Pocket neighbourhood take part in community planting event
houses in the Pocket SNAP neighbourhood

About The Pocket Community

The Pocket is a neighbourhood in Toronto’s East End, bounded by Jones Avenue, the rail tracks, Greenwood Avenue, and the Danforth. Primarily developed in the early 1900s, it has 773 houses and five multi-unit residential buildings containing 583 units.

Institutional properties located within the neighbourhood include:

  • Greenwood TTC Subway yards
  • Phin Park
  • Toronto Fire
  • Toronto District School Board’s Kapapamahchakwew – Wandering Spirit School (formerly Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute)

The Pocket is home to a highly connected and dedicated community with a passion for environmental improvement. Community members have volunteered hundreds of hours, researched, educated themselves, and mobilized in an effort to make their neighbourhood more sustainable.

Visit the Pocket Community Association’s website to learn more.

The Pocket SNAP Action Planning Process

The SNAP action planning process follows a three-phase approach that begins with scoping issues and interests and is followed by defining motivational themes and action planning concept areas and then co-creating the action plan

The action planning process follows a three-phase approach — each phase containing extensive community and multi-stakeholder engagement, as well as quick-start events and programming, and scoping and technical analysis.

Contact Information

Is this your neighbourhood? Get involved in local change!

We want to help get residents, local organizations, and businesses involved! Join us and meet your neighbours at community events, workshops, and fun local activities.

Check back regularly for information about news and events taking place in The Pocket SNAP.

Got questions? Contact:

Lisa Roberti, Project Manager
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
(416) 661-6600 ext. 5702
lisa.roberti@trca.ca

In Collaboration With:

City of Toronto The Pocket Community Association Live Green Toronto