Did you know that you can make a freshly baked wood oven pizza at this Toronto park? Yes, you read that right. Toronto’s Sorauren Park is home to a bake oven and this summer it’s been used to serve fresh slices at park events. Here’s what to know about this exciting park feature.
According to Friends of Sorauren Park, the community bake was built in 2017 by the group thanks to generous donors, skilled tradespeople, and Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation.
And the great thing about it is that anyone can use the oven as long as you book through Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation’s Oven booking process.
Fresh pizza from the Sorauren Park pizza oven now available prior to tonight’s outdoor movie at Sorauren Park! (June 24). Thanks to our pizza providers Cucinato Studio. The movie starts 9:15 pm. Full details at https://t.co/KHqdcqw8bJ pic.twitter.com/dFXLuThtLW
— Friends of Sorauren Park (@SoraurenPark) June 24, 2023
Per the site, Friends of Sorauren Park offers volunteer assistance and support to book and operate the bake oven. But their aid is for private families and groups under 25 people only.
“The 2022 City permit fee is $31.27 per use and City provides insurance for $29.63,” shares the group. “Please email Kathy at [email protected] and she will send you the City permit with guidance on how to complete and submit; and a printed Bake Oven Use training guide you can read to become a trained operator yourself.”
This summer, through several events like the Farmer’s Market and monthly outdoor movies, the oven has been in use by Cucinato Studio.
They’ve been in charge of making pizzas from scratch right on-site. The pizzas are made to order which makes them super fresh and ready to eat!
“From May to September, there will be hot coals in the oven so you may throw on a few logs and the oven is lit and ready for use,” shares Friends of Sorauren. “However, outside of summer, the oven will be cold and will require a few hours to bring up to baking temperature.”
You can get a slice at the Sorauren Farmers Market on Mondays in the summer from 3 PM to 7 PM. So if booking an oven may be too much for you to handle, this is the next best option.
But the real question is, does it stand out amongst Toronto’s best pizza spots? There’s only one way to find out! Looks like we’re going in for a slice at the next Farmer’s Market!