Dr. Shaklo Sharipova
Founder and Executive Director, Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network

Dr. Shaklo Sharipova founded the Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network (TPASN), which stemmed from her experience as a mother with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. TPASN provides information and inclusive activities for children living with autism and their families. During the pandemic, she organized outdoor and inclusive camps for children living with autism with special needs and their siblings, providing respite opportunities for families.

Day 1

June 21, 2023

1:00 pm EDT

Innovation in Green Spaces in Toronto’s Tower Communities

This tour will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 pm EST.

Visit Flemingdon Community Farm and Thorncliffe Park and explore how community-led innovation and creative partnerships resulted in high-impact, vital projects in these tower communities in Toronto’s inner suburbs serving newcomers and racialized communities.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality