The Pocket is bounded by Danforth Avenue to the north, Jones Avenue to the west, Greenwood Avenue to the east side, and a CN Rail corridor at the south end.
Our neighbourhood is diverse and home to approximately 3,500 people in 1,360 households, including both renters and homeowners. We have an incredible community in the Pocket with people who are used to caring for each other, sharing with each other, and coming together to make things happen. Many in our community have a strong and longstanding interest in environmental issues, and have put those values into practice in their own lives. The Pocket has had a newsletter, community-wide street parties, a Pride parade, an Easter Egg hunt, an outdoor ice rink, park clean-up and spring planting days, holiday pop-up sales featuring local artists and makers, and much more – all of these events are put together by neighbourhood volunteers.
Our houses are primarily older (100 years+ detached and semi-detached), and there are also a multi-story condo building and several residential TCHC townhouse complexes and low-rise buildings in our community. The Pocket also includes a number of retail stores, Kapapamahchakwew (Wandering Spirit School), Madinah Masjid Mosque, St. Catherine of Siena Church, a fire station, an early learning and child care centre, a French school (École élémentaire catholique du Bon-Berger), and the Greenwood TTC subway yard. Our greenspaces include Phin Park, Oakvale Green (and its community garden), and an off-leash Dog Park.
If you live in The Pocket, we encourage you to become a member of the Pocket Community Association (PCA), which the Pocket Change Project is a committee of, and which supports our work. Memberships are very reasonable, and you can also get a “Friend of the Pocket” membership if you do not live within our neighbourhood but would still like to support what we do. You can learn more about our neighbourhood on the PCA’s website.