Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Public Involvement

Public involvement is essential in developing the Facilities Master Plan. A comprehensive engagement strategy and a detailed consultation plan has been developed. Details on public consultation activities and result summaries will be posted as they become available.

Phase 1 Consultation (November 2015 - June 2016)

Phase 2 Consultation (November 2016 – spring 2017)

Pop-up Consultation Sessions

Consultation Dates: November 5 – 30, 2016

City staff will be available at fourteen busy locations across the city to consult with people in person about parks and recreation facilities, permitting and sport programs. See schedule for details on where and when.

Online Resident Survey #2

Survey Dates: November 4, 2016 - December 2, 2016

This five minute survey gathered information on facility provision and on what facility improvements are most important to people.

Discussion Guide #2 and Feedback Form

Launch: November 4, 2016

This guide provides highlights of consultation results to date, introduces guiding principles, emerging directions and preliminary objectives for the plan, and poses four questions to consider. Responses can be submitted by email to or sent in hard copy to: Facilities Master Plan, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, 24th floor - Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto Ontario, M5V 3C6.

Final Discussion Guide #2

Feedback Toolkit

Share Your Thoughts - Online Form

Dates: November 4 - Spring 2017

Take a few minutes to send us your thoughts on three key questions.

Phase 1 Consultation (November 2015 - June 2016)

Online Resident Survey #1

Survey Dates: December 1, 2015 - January 24, 2016

This detailed survey gathered information on parks and recreation facility needs and preferences. 

Survey Results Summary

Town Hall Meetings

Four public town hall meetings were held with one each in Toronto-East York (Wallace Emerson Community Centre), Scarborough (Warden Hilltop Community Centre), Etobicoke-York (Etobicoke Olympium) and North York (Edithvale Community Centre). Each was webcast live to allow for online participation.

 Town Hall Summary

Discussion Guide #1 and Feedback Form

This guide describes the Plan, the issues it will address, and poses four questions for individuals and groups to consider. Responses were submitted online or sent in hard copy. 

Dates:  December 2015 to June, 2016

Online Feedback Summary

Toronto Planning Review Panel

The Toronto Planning Review Panel provided input on planning for parks and recreation facilities. The Panel is a representative group of Torontonians with 28 members randomly selected via Civic Lottery. Members work together to provide City Planning with informed public input on major planning initiatives.

Date: May 14, 2016

Toronto Planning Review Panel – May 14, 2016 Summary Report (PDF)