Projects & Improvements

Strategies and Plans

Cedar Ridge Trail study

Plans and Strategies

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Parkland Strategy

The Parkland Strategy is a 20-year plan that will guide long-term planning for new parks and expansion and improved access to existing parks.  It will aid in the decision-making and prioritization of investment in parkland across the city.

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Parks Plan

The Parks Plan will help to improve the public's use and enjoyment of parks and trails, and includes strategies to manage growth and protect the long-term integrity of the parks system.


Toronto Ravine Strategy

Ravines provide many important ecological services and recreation opportunities. The City is developing a Ravine Strategy to guide the future use, management, enhancement and protection of these fragile resources.


Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019 - 2038

Community recreation centres, pools, ice rinks and other parks and recreation facilities support activities that keep people active, healthy and connected to their communities. This 20-year plan will guide decision-making and future investment in indoor and outdoor facilities across the city.

Guild Park and Gardens Map

Guild Park & Gardens Management Plan

The Guild Park and Gardens is 36 hectares (88 acres) of parkland in eastern Scarborough adjacent to the bluffs.  The Scarborough Waterfront Action Plan led by the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority proposes improved access and connectivity for trails along the waterfront through this site.

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Queen’s Park North Improvements

The goal of RE. Queen’s Park North is to celebrate the park’s history and honour its stature by creating a comprehensive plan and implementation strategy to ensure the park’s health and vitality for generations to come.


Cedar Ridge Trail

Cedar Ridge Trail is a 1.4 km formal natural surface trail contained mainly within Cedar Ridge Park, Scarborough. The trail requires a variety of improvements to increase safety, minimize user impacts, and enhance user experience.


Ridge Trail Concept Design Plan

The City of Toronto is developing a Concept Design plan to improve the Ridge Trail, located in E.T. Seton Park, on the north side of the Don River, between the Leaside Bridge and the park access road from Thorncliffe Park Blvd.

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Bestview Nature Trails

Bestview Park features eleven hectares of natural area, including a mature maple-beech forest and open meadows. The City of Toronto is currently developing a concept plan for these trails to identify areas for improvement.

Map showing Morningside Park in relation to Lake Ontario and surrounding area

Morningside Park Master Plan

Morningside Park is a 168 ha natural area park in the east end of Toronto which attracts visitors from across the city. The purpose of this plan is to provide a concise framework to guide decision making for the ongoing improvements and management of the site for park users, as well as the protection and enhancement of the park’s natural environment.

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Skateboard Strategy

The Skateboard Strategy will help advance Toronto's network of skateboard facilities, amenities and programs, and support the growing demand for skateparks and skateboard programs.

Taylor Massey Creek

Taylor Massey Sub-Watershed Master Plan Update

The Taylor Massey Creek is a tributary of the Don River, situated within a heavily urbanized section of Toronto, immediately East of the confluence of the West and East Don Rivers. The City of Toronto is updating the Master Plan, in consultation with various stakeholders, to identify appropriate uses for parkland within the sub-watershed.