Most Master Plans and Studies have moved to Park and Recreation Facility Projects.

Find management plans and strategies for specific parks, recreation facilities or activities.

Alcohol in Parks Pilot

From August 2, 2023 to April 19, 2024, people aged 19 years and older can bring and drink their own alcoholic beverages to 27 select City parks. Visit Alcohol in Parks Pilot.

All park events where alcohol will be sold or served to the public still require a City of Toronto Special Event permit and a permit/license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Cricket Strategy

As part of the 20-year Facilities Master Plan (FMP), City staff reviewed Toronto’s existing cricket facilities to determine if improvements and/or new facilities are required to keep up with demand. Visit Cricket Strategy.

Curling Strategy

In October 2019, as part of the approval of the Facilities Master Plan Implementation Strategy, City Council directed staff to monitor and assess trends and participation in curling. Closures of three private curling facilities, two in Toronto’s west end, have altered the context of curling in the city. City staff are in the process of developing a Curling Strategy to assess the trends and participation in curling, consider the current context of curling ice availability and identify opportunities to increase public interest in and access to the sport. Visit the Curling Strategy.

Guild Park and Gardens Management Plan

The City has initiated a long-term plan for future park uses, trails, horticultural elements and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage features. Visit Guild Park and Gardens Management Plan.

Improving Dogs Off-Leash Areas

Toronto is exploring ways to improve its 70+ dogs off-leash areas to accommodate a growing population and the many different ways Torontonians want to use our parks. Visit Improving Dogs Off-Leash Areas.

Lambton Woods Concept Trail Plan

The City of Toronto developed a Concept Trail Plan for Lambton Woods, a 21.6 hectare Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) located on the west side of the Humber River between James Gardens and Lambton Park. Visit Lambton Woods Concept Trail Plan.

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.

Pickleball Advisory Group

The City of Toronto is developing a pickleball advisory group to support the development of the sport and guide city-wide policy and procedure-related considerations such as programming, permitting and court provision. Visit the Pickleball Advisory Group.

Ravine Strategy

With population growth, new development and climate change putting increased pressure on ravines, The Toronto Ravine Strategy will guide future ravine management, use, enhancement and protection.

Skateboard Strategy

The Skateboard Strategy provides tools and recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan for guiding future investment in skateboarding infrastructure. Visit Skateboard Strategy.

Strategic Forest Management Plan

The City has committed to sustaining and expanding the urban forest as described in Sustaining and Expanding the Urban Forest: Toronto’s Strategic Forest Management Plan 2012-2022.

Taylor Massey Creek Park Planning

The Taylor Creek Park Management Plan will identify management initiatives to address park-scale concerns regarding erosion, watercourse, landfills, vegetation, trails and signage. The Taylor Creek Sub-Watershed Master Plan is a sub-watershed scale plan for the improvement, management, maintenance and public use of the parkland along Taylor Massey Creek. Visit Taylor Massey Creek Park Planning.

Tree Canopy Study

The 2018 Toronto Canopy Study examines the current state of the urban forest using state-of-the-art technologies and tools to discover changes and trends in the size and character of the urban forest over the last ten years. This report presents the results of an update to the first tree canopy study, Every Tree Counts – A Portrait of Toronto’s Urban Forest, published by the City of Toronto, revised in 2013. A concise overview is provided in the executive summary.