Community Involvement

Strategic & Service Plans

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Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s Service Plans detail the strategies and actions to better serve residents in the years ahead. Individual plans were developed for the Parks, Forestry and Recreation branches. They were developed following community consultation, with the benefit of expert advice from PFR staff, and were approved by City Council. These plans explain the types of services to be provided in future years, and their intended benefits. The Parks Plan explains the changes to be made to improve people's enjoyment of our green spaces; the Strategic Forestry Management Plan explains the benefit of growing our tree canopy; and the Recreation Service Plan adds new programming to better meet the needs of residents. Each of these plan builds on the direction set out in Our Common Grounds, the 15 year strategic plan developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation in 2004.

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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.


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.

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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.

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Recreation Service Plan

This multi-year plan will help to ensure that Toronto residents continue to have access to recreation and leisure programs and services that are relevant and that meet the needs of the diverse communities in the city.

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Strategic Forest Management Plan

This 10-year plan identifies the state of Toronto's urban forest, the goals to achieve a sustainable urban forest, and how Toronto as a community can achieve these goals.