Eco-Landscaping social enterprise: People and Planet-friendly

We create jobs and provide training for people who have experienced mental health issues, addiction or at risk of homelessness.


Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises (PGTE) is an award-winning Eco-Landscaping social enterprise operated by Working for Change. PGTE’s first contract in 2001 was with the Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area. 18 years later, we offer climate change responsive plant maintenance, landscaping and streetscaping services to a wide range of commercial clients. Our specialty is serving Business Improvement Areas. Dundas West, Roncesvalles, Parkdale Village and College Promenade BIAs are just a few of our happy clients. In addition, we also offer services to non-profit organizations, hospitals and community organizations.

We beautify your Toronto neighbourhood — for a good cause!


We create job opportunities

Many job opportunities created
Helped people recover
Increase awareness 

We are eco-friendly

Climate change responsive
Use of local resources
Regenerative Landscaping
No waste

We are creating community

Beautifying neighbourhoods
Improving local businesses
Bringing people together
Educating communities

“Your very special PGTE crew definitely takes ownership of our gardens and regularly and quietly works at maintaining their appearance. Our BIA is pleased to work with and support this enterprise. We appreciate the considerable care that PGTE provides to the gardens of our Business Improvement Area.”

Executive Director of BIA


Interior Installations and Plant Maintenance

We provide plants to accent your office’s architectural features and that will thrive in a range of lighting conditions. PGTE’s professional designs, installation and weekly TLC maintenance visits will keep your greenery lush and healthy.

Planet-friendly Streetscaping

PGTE installs flowers and greenery in large planters, hanging baskets and small gardens in order to give your Toronto neighbourhood or Business Improvement Area (BIA) a brighter and inviting look. We have won the TABIA award for streetscaping in 2014 and 2018 for our beautiful designs and maintenance!

Our garden crew will work to a maintenance schedules that fits your needs and ensures the health of your plants. Our hand-watering methods are environmentally-friendly and keep your flowers looking vibrant from Spring to Fall. We plant pollinator flowers whenever possible.

Commercial Groundskeeping

PGTE provides weekly lawn care and spring and fall clean-ups. Our lawn and garden maintenance services include:

• Lawn mowing and trimming

• Planting of annuals and perennials, reviving depleted urban soil with natural products

• Mulching of garden beds

• Weeding and pruning

• Removal of debris from walkways and gardens

• Spring and Fall clean-ups

Working For Change ©2023 

Working For Change is a registered Charity ( BN: 884795352RR0001) in Ontario, Canada