• Councillor Mark Grimes

Facilities Master Plan Survey

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is looking for the public’s input to help develop a new Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan, Active Spaces-People Places, will guide facility planning for the division over the next 20 years.

Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee approved the plan in October. Extensive public consultation is planned to ensure that residents and stakeholders are informed and engaged throughout the process. The consultation process is launching with an online public survey to gather information on the City's parks and recreation facilities, how they are used and priorities for the future. For details, or to complete the survey, visit www.toronto.ca/parks/facilitiesplan.

The Facilities Master Plan will address population and demographic changes, shifting recreation and facility trends and needs, aging infrastructure, the increasing costs of maintaining the state-of-good-repair as well as the geographic distribution of facilities across the city. It will also recommend and guide the creation of new and renewed facilities to best meet local and city-wide needs, based on inclusion, access, equity and quality.