Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)

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Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis




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research by ordinary people that is disciplined, critical, well-documented and public

The Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS - pronounced "see-loss") is a non-profit organization with charitable status, which works in the area of public urban space, mainly (but not only) parks. This is who we are and what we do.


Research Library


CELOS practical research: what works well in a park, what doesn't?

More research areas

recent CELOS documentation:

Laneway House notebooks

AODA notebooks

Playground injury reports.

Rinks project

Kristen Fahrig: in memoriam read more

Jutta Mason's blog

Freedom of Information log

Current news

The January 2019 newsletter for Dufferin Grove Park is online here. If the rink and clubhouse reconstruction goes ahead, many of the existing park programs will be disappear for at least one, maybe 2 years, or even longer. What will come back? Here's the link to past newsletters for more background, begin with Sept 2018.

On Sunday September 30, at 4 p.m., 120 people squeezed into the rink clubhouse and showed their support for working out a governance change for the park -- the question was:

Should Dufferin Grove Park become a city/community partnership conservancy?

Much of what makes Dufferin Grove a well-loved park was developed during a close partnership between park neighbours and the city’s local park staff between 1993 and 2012.

See our Vital Little Plans page for Dufferin Grove Park.

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