Sport Infrastructure Part 1: City of Toronto Facilities Master Plan

Did you know you can subscribe to a variety of City of Toronto e-newsletters? There are 3 categories: News and Information, Road and Lane Closures, and Get Involved in Your Community. The last category is where the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan is housed, which is a 20-year plan that will guide decision-making and future investment, and is being developed to support sustainable and equitable access to high quality parks and recreation facilities across Toronto.

Starting tomorrow, the City of Toronto is hosting town halls that will help shape the future of Toronto’s active spaces and people places. They want to hear from you about the City’s investment in parks and recreation facilities such as swimming pools, community centres, ice rinks and sports fields. You can participate in one of four public meetings, either in-person or online, to have your say on the current provision of facilities, principles for investment, and facility gaps/needs.

DATES:

February 23, 7–9 p.m.
Wallace Emerson Community Centre (Gymnasium) – 1260 Dufferin St

February 24, 7–9 p.m.
Warden Hilltop Community Centre (Gymnasium) – 25 Mendelssohn St

March 2, 7–9 p.m.
Etobicoke Olympium (Olympic Lounge) – 590 Rathburn Rd

March 3, 7–9 p.m.
Edithvale Community Centre (Banquet Hall) – 131 Finch Ave West

ONLINE PARTICIPATION
All four of the town halls will be webcast live. Listen in and join the discussion by submitting written questions/comments live. Enter one of the four webcast links below into your internet browser to register in advance or join the webcast as it is happening:

February 23: www.bit.ly/Feb23TownHall
February 24: www.bit.ly/Feb24TownHall
March 2: www.bit.ly/Mar2TownHall
March 3: www.bit.ly/Mar3TownHall

Development of the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) involves six phases, with consultation taking place throughout. Phase 1 has been complete and public consultations are part of Phase 2. This process needs informed and community-involved/oriented individuals to have their say. Please consider taking the time to contribute. For more info on this project go to toronto.ca/parks/facilitiesplan.

PHASE 1 Current State of Provision August 2015 – January 2016
PHASE 2 Needs Assessment & Gap Analysis April 2016
PHASE 3 Stakeholder Review & Consultation October 2015 – October 2016
PHASE 4 Financing the Plan June – August 2016
PHASE 5 Draft Plan October 2016
PHASE 6 Final Plan Q1 2017
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