Humber Bay Park Revitalization!
Humber Bay Park, with its system of trails, rugged shoreline, and dramatic views, is a unique and rare waterfront experience within the larger metropolitan Toronto area offering a place for quiet, natural refuge on Toronto's Waterfront.
On Thursday, September 29th 2016, the Humber Bay Park - Preliminary Master Plan was shared with the public at the Mimico Centennial Library. The meeting was hosted in an Open House format with panels distributed around the room with subject matter experts at each panel. Click on tabs below to reveal more detailed information.
The meeting was well attended with upwards of 125 attendees across two sessions. The Master Plan was generally well received by the public. Many people commented that they were pleased with the direction of the plan and the concept of respecting the natural character and habitat of the park with enhancements to create key organizing features such as social gathering spaces, pond improvements and connections between the parks to create a trail loop and integrated park core. This is consistent with opinions expressed by the Master Plan Community Resource Group at the September 14th 2016 meeting.
Since the September 2016 public meeting, the City, TRCA and the Consulting Team have working on refinements to the Masterplan based on feedback received following the September 29th meeting.
On February 6, 2017, a Community Resource Group meetings was hosted at the New Toronto Public Library to continue the consultation process relating to the Humber Bay Park Masterplan. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an update on masterplan refinements to since the September 2016 public meeting with a focus on Humber Bay Park West. The meeting also sought to gather CRG input on the proposed plan refinements.
The meeting included CRG member sign-in, presentation of project status, a summary of "What we heard" following the September 29th Public Meeting, and an overview of Masterplan Refinements. The presentation was provided by City Staff, TRCA, DTAH the Masterplan consultants. The discussion following the presentation was facilitated by Lura Consulting.
Since the Masterplan is being refined in more detail, Staff, TRCA and the consulting team decided to focus the CRG meeting on Humber Bay Park West. This provided more time to explore the plan refinements in detail and focused discussion points with the CRG membership.
Three highlights of CRG#4 meeting were:
- Plan refinements to the Dogs Off Leas Area including trails, access, parking.
- Plan refinements along the Humber Bay Park West Peninsula and Shoreline; including parking, trails and pathways, habitat.
- Plan refinements to the West Market Area and Entrance; including parking, trails and pathways, boat launches, market uses and habitat.
The meeting was well attended by CRG Members with approximately 5 non-participating observers. The discussion was generally positive in tone and many great ideas, observations and insights were provided. To extend outreach to the public, a comment period is being offered for a two week period following this meeting. The comment period will close on March 10, 2017.
Materials from the meeting, and a meeting and feedback summary are available below for download.