The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

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The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038

We are pleased to announce that the proposed Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038 is now publicly available online, along with the agenda for the October 23 meeting of City Council’s Executive Committee. The plan will be considered by the Executive Committee at this meeting and, if adopted, will go forward to City Council on October 29 and 30, 2019.

The Facilities Master Plan is the fifth item on the agenda.

To make your views known about a matter being considered by a committee of Council, you can submit comments in writing by mail, fax or email, or request to speak at the meeting in question.

Should you wish to submit comments or request to speak about the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan at the October 23 Executive Committee meeting, please contact the following City staff:

     Julie Amoroso
     
10th floor, West Tower, City Hall
     100 Queen Street West
     Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
     email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     phone: 416-392-4666
     fax:       416-392-1879

Information on how to submit comments or request to speak is available on the City’s website.

 

Additional information

An Implementation Strategy for the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, 2019-2038 has been developed for consideration at City Council's Executive Committee on October 23, 2019.

This guiding document is a prioritization tool and a funding roadmap for both new and enhanced facilities and state of good repair. It addresses a number of pressures including:

  • *  Long-standing existing gaps in recreation service (Central Etobicoke, North Rexdale, Northeast Scarborough)
  • *  Improving equity - 90% of recommended community recreation centre revitalizations and 75% of planned new centres will serve Neighbourhood Improvement Areas
  • *  Pressures from Toronto’s unprecedented and concentrated population growth
  • *  Increasing demand for parks and recreation services across the city – especially for sports such as cricket and basketball
  • *  Address state of good repair backlog and prevent future backlog with an additional $23.5M annual investment
  • *  Investing in our aging infrastructure - by revitalizing community recreation centres and upgrading sport fields, rinks, pools and sports courts

The FMP Implementation Strategy is a living document that can respond to opportunities as they arise and reflect changing local conditions. Staff will report back to Council on implementation progress every five years.

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019 – 2038 was adopted by City Council on November 9, 2017. Review Council’s decision and read the plan. The Facilities Master Plan was informed by over two years of public and stakeholder engagement.