Divisional Profile

Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020

Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020

TSNS 2020 supports healthy communities across Toronto by partnering with residents, businesses and agencies to invest in people, services, programs and facilities in specific neighbourhoods. This will strengthen the social, economic and physical conditions and deliver local impact for city-wide change.

What's New

Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund 2

UPDATED APPLICATION MARCH 2016: The City will invest $12 million in Toronto’s neighbourhood improvement areas over the next four years. This investment will fund new facilities such as playgrounds, parks, basketball courts, and other infrastructure improvements.

Program Design

City staff are currently working with residents, community groups, funders and other key stakeholders to help define the actions that hold the greatest promise for strengthening all 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs). The input we receive will be used to create a detailed action plan that the City is committed to undertaking for all NIAs. This action plan will later be used, through local engagement, as the basis for collaboratively developing or enhancing existing local plans/activities with individual NIAs.

On April 25, neighbourhood representatives from Toronto's 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, City of Toronto staff and funders came together at City Hall for the first of three conferences on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy.Thank you to everyone for participating!

City staff are currently processing the neighbourhood priorities that participants have identified and will use this information to inform the next program design conference in May. A summary of the data will be made available shortly.

Click here to download the raw data (Microsoft Excel Format, 94kb)

Council approves selection of 31 NIAs

The Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 staff report is now available online. You can download the strategy using the following links:

Map of the NIAs (Neighbourhood Improvement Areas)

CDRC Agenda Item CD27.5
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.CD27.5

Staff Report: Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 – Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67382.pdf

Appendix A: TSNS 2020 Neighbourhood Equity Index - Methodological Documentation
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67350.pdf

Appendix B: Neighbourhood Equity Scores for Toronto Neighbourhoods and Recommended Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67351.pdf

Appendix C: Public Consultation Results – Summary and Complete Notes
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-67352.pdf

Strategy Development

What is the Strategy?

Learn more about the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy's history, where it is now, and where it will be going next.

How will neighbourhoods be selected?

In Spring 2014, City Council will choose which neighbourhoods will become Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, resulting from resident, business and agency consultations.