Social Enterprise

Parkdale Green Thumb landscaping is basically about creating opportunities for people who have experienced barriers entering the world of productive work. The benefits extend way beyond those of earning a paycheque.”  

– Mark Cullen, The Toronto Star

PGTE is a Toronto landscaping social purpose enterprise that employs people who have faced barriers to employment due to mental health challengesParkdale Green Thumb Enterprises is a Toronto Landscaping Social Enterprise.

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

This population experiences a 70-90% rate of unemployment in Toronto and across Canada. And yet, meaningful work is a key factor in determining a person’s recovery from mental health challenges. 

 What Is a Social Purpose Enterprise?

A social purpose enterprise is a business venture established by a not-for-profit organization that creates real economic opportunities, develops skills and fosters community for a specific group of people.

Balancing revenue generation and a social mission is know as the “double bottom line.” Revenues from PGTE’s landscaping business create employment and further business growth.

PGTE goes one step further to promote a TRIPLE bottom line: People, Planet, Profit. As an environmentally-friendly landscaping company, we make the financial, social and environmental impact of our business a priority.

We are a member of Social Enterprise Toronto.

Landscaping Social Enterprise Toronto


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