All organizations with an active interest and involvement in parks and recreation facilities were encouraged to participate in public consultation activities. Many were also engaged through the following activities.
Stakeholder Focus Groups
In Phase 1 of consultation, 13 focus groups were held to allow for in-depth discussion with people and groups representing youth, seniors, people with disabilities, equity-seeking groups, facility users and permit groups, and partners, sponsors and donors.
In Phase 2 of consultation, 2 stakeholder sessions were held to get feedback on the vision, guiding principles, and emerging directions for the plan from key stakeholder groups, including youth.
Stakeholder Advisory Group
The Stakeholder Advisory Group provides guidance, shares the perspectives of their membership/networks, and gives feedback on project-related matters. It includes 20–30 representatives of organizations that have a citywide mandate and/or represent a large recreation user group.
- Boys and Girls Club of Toronto Network
- Social Planning Toronto
- Building Industry & Land Development Association
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- City of Toronto Disability, Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee
- Toronto District School Board
- Toronto Foundation
- COSTI Immigrant Services
- Toronto Local Immigration Partnership
- Lifesaving Society of Toronto
- Toronto Sports Council
- Native Child and Family Services
- Toronto Youth Cabinet
- Park People
- United Way Toronto & York Region
- Parks and Recreation Ontario
- YMCA of Greater Toronto
- Parks, Forestry and Recreation Disability Steering Committee
- The 519
- Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport