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Moss Park


Moss Park is a park in downtown Toronto. It also refers to the residential neighbourhood surrounding the park. The Moss park area is between Jarvis Street and Parliament Street south of Dundas. The area has numberous by public housing projects and is home to many low income families. Moss park has a baseball diamond and hockey arena. Nearby is the Moss Park Armoury.

Moss Park is named for the moss that grew on the Allen family's estate home. Moss Park was originally the heart of Toronto's industrial area, home to large factories and the densely packed homes of the workers they employed. In the 1960s a large swath of these buildings were demolished to make way for the Moss Park public housing project, a group of three large towers at Queen and Parliament Street run by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.


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