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Seasonal Parks Workers - Horticulture

Job Number: 186421

Contract   |  Toronto, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 02, 2019 ← Back

Location:                           Parc Downsview Park (North York, Toronto)              

Effective Dates:                 April 29, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Salary/Compensation:      $16/hour

Reports To:                        Parks and Surface Operations Manager


BGIS at Parc Downsview Park is hiring Seasonal Parks Workers in Horticulture for Spring-Summer 2019. We are looking for a highly motivated individuals who have a passion for working outdoors, an ability to work in a team environment, and a strong interest in the development and maintenance of green spaces.


About BGIS & Parc Downsview Park

BGIS is the leading provider of integrated real estate management services, including facilities management, and energy and sustainability services. We employ over 5,000 skilled professionals and manage in excess of 56 million square metres of property and infrastructure, and deliver services that drive sustainable cost reductions for its clients. 

Parc Downsview Park is a dynamic urban park in North York, Toronto and it is home to year-round recreation, education, nature, sports, and various indoor and outdoor events. Reflecting the diverse nature of the surrounding Downsview community, the 291-acre parkland integrates a mix of forests, ponds, trails, active and passive play areas, sports fields, and ornamental and edible gardens. It is accessible by several public transit options including the new Downsview Park station operating the Line 1 subway on the TTC, and the Barrie train line on GO Transit.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and install ornamental gardens and seasonal planters, which includes watering, weeding, deadheading, and pruning
  • Assist in the restoration of a 2-acre perennial garden bed
  • Park sanitation
  • Provide staff support for outdoor events and stewardship activities
  • Additional tasks in other areas of park operations arise occasionally (ie. turf care, urban orchard, urban arboriculture & forestry, park infrastructure)



  • Post-secondary full-time student/graduate in programs or accreditations related to horticulture, landscaping, or permaculture
  • Must have a current knowledge of the Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must possess and maintain a valid G license
  • Ability to work daily from 7:00AM to 3:30PM, including evening and weekend shifts as required
  • Previous park labour or related experiences would be considered an asset



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with the public using tact and courtesy
  • A team player that embraces a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently



Please send your application on our company website.

For any inquiries about this position, please contact: 

Sarah Rafols, RSE

Groundskeeper (Horticulture Supervisor), Parc Downsview Park


Job summary


BGIS (Parc Downsview Park)

Job Type



Toronto, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 29, 2019

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