Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Facilities Master Plan Update November 2016

Active spaces | people places, Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Update 8 | November 2016

Second phase of consultation launched October 31 – we want to hear from you!

The Facilities Master Plan relies on extensive engagement to ensure that recommendations reflect the needs of residents. In our first phase of consultation (November 2015 to June 2016) we heard from over 3,500 people. Their input informed the plan's principles and emerging directions, and is being used to identify facility needs. Learn more at What We Heard.

On October 31 we launched our second phase of consultation to check in and get more information on what facility improvements are most important to people. Our goal is to engage as many people as possible, and to get feedback from a wide range of people and groups that represent Toronto's diverse communities.

There are many different ways to participate:

  • Spread the word to your contacts and networks so we hear from as many people as possible

  • Complete our quick and user-friendly online public survey (available Nov. 4)

  • Use our discussion guide and feedback toolkit for individuals and groups (available Nov. 4)

  • Share your thoughts using our online feedback form

  • Talk to us in person at a series of 14 pop-up consultations across the city

Sat Nov 5 9am - 12pm Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre 1967 Ellesmere Rd
Sun Nov 6 12-3pm North York Driftwood Community Recreation Centre 4401 Jane St
Mon Nov 7 4-7pm Toronto East York Regent Park Community Centre 402 Shuter St
Tues Nov 8 8:30–11:30am Etobicoke York Memorial Pool and Health Club 44 Montgomery Rd
Wed Nov 9 4-7pm North York Dennis R Timbrell Resource Centre 29 St. Dennis Dr
Sat Nov 12 9am-12pm Scarborough Malvern Recreation Centre 30 Sewells Rd
Sun Nov 13 *weather permitting 11am-2pm Etobicoke York High Park (near Grenadier Restaurant) 1873 Bloor St W
Tues Nov 15 9am-12pm Toronto East York Wallace Emerson Community Centre 1260 Dufferin St
Wed Nov 16 2-5pm Etobicoke York North Kipling Community Centre 2 Rowntree Rd
Sun Nov 20 9am-12pm Etobicoke York Amesbury Community Centre 1507 Lawrence Ave West
Sun Nov 20 1-4pm Toronto East York Ferry Docks Foot of Bay St at Queens Quay
Tues Nov 22 5–8pm Toronto East York East York Community Centre 1081 ½ Pape Ave
Sat Nov 26 9:30am-12:30pm North York Parkway Forest Community Centre 55 Forest Manor Rd
Wed Nov 30 5-8pm Scarborough Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre 2467 Eglinton Ave East

For more details on these activities visit

Toronto City Council approved the Facilities Master Plan Progress Report at its meeting on October 5, 6 and 7

This report gives a high level overview on the progress of the project to date, a summary of findings from the first phase of consultation, and outlines upcoming consultation activities for this fall.

The report introduces four guiding principles – equity, quality, sustainability and innovation – that will be applied to facility planning, funding, design, construction and operation. The report also describes three emerging directions for the Facilities Master Plan, which have been informed by the consultation findings to date:

  1. Renew and upgrade existing facilities
  2. Address gaps and growth-related needs
  3. Work with others and explore new opportunities


See the Facilities Master Plan Progress Report.