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Seasonal Parks Workers - Horticulture

Job Number: 199683

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

Location:                   Parc Downsview Park (North York, Toronto)              
Effective Dates:        May 4, 2020 – August 28, 2020


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


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and install ornamental garden beds and seasonal planters, including watering, weeding, deadheading, planting, sodding, and pruning
  • Assist in garden restoration of a 2-acre perennial bed
  • Assist in park sanitation, such as litter picking, leaf blowing, etc.
  • Provide staff support for stewardship activities and outdoor events
  • Additional tasks in other areas of park operations arise occasionally (ie. turf care, urban orchard, urban arboriculture & forestry, park infrastructure)


  • Attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with the public using tact and courtesy
  • A team player that embraces a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Capable of working independently
  • Familiarity with common ornamental and native plant species



  • Post-secondary full-time student or graduate in programs/accreditations related to horticulture, landscaping, or landscape design/architecture preferred
  • Ability to work daily from 7:00AM to 3:30PM, including evening and weekend shifts as required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license (ie. G1 minimum)
  • Must have current knowledge and understanding of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Previous experience in garden maintenance, landscaping, or park labour would be considered assets


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 5,000+ skilled professionals and manage over 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. 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 Downsview Park station operating TTC’s Line 1 subway and GO Transit’s Barrie train line.



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

May 04, 2020

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