Management plans, master plans and other strategies under development for specific parks and recreation facilities.
The City of Toronto is reviewing the 2008 Centennial Park Master Plan. The scope of work includes a communication plan, background review, concept design and a Master Plan update. Visit Centennial Park Master Plan Review.
A study is being conducted to find out how the City’s existing Dog Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) can be improved to accommodate an increasing human and dog population. Visit City-Wide Study of Existing Dog Off-Leash Areas.
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.
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.
The Master Plan and Management Plan study completed in Spring 2018 outlines long-term improvements for the gardens to elevate them to the level of other globally acclaimed gardens and cultural attractions in an ecologically and fiscally sustainable way. Visit Edwards Gardens & Toronto Botanical Garden Master Plan.
The City of Toronto requested the services of a professional design consultant to develop a work with various internal stakeholders, user groups and the public to develop a Master Plan which will inform the programming and development of Eglinton Park. Visit Eglinton Park Master Plan.
The Hydro corridor that runs from Davenport and Macpherson Ave west and northwest towards Earlscourt Park presents a rare opportunity to create a linear open space amenity within a rapidly intensifying city. Visit the Green Line.
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.
The High Park Movement Strategy will rethink the travel network serving High Park in the context of the city’s growing population, changing travel patterns, and the impacts of COVID-19. The goal is to improve mobility within the park, while prioritizing safety, accessibility and the park’s ecological integrity. The study will also explore interim solutions that can be delivered in the short term.
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.
The City’s Oakwood-St. Clair Parkland Study will identify opportunities for improvement in the area’s parks and outdoor spaces. These improvements could include park upgrades, creating new parks, and better access and connections between parks and other public spaces. The findings of this study will guide short and long-term improvements to the local park system.
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.
The City of Toronto is developing a Master Plan for Toronto Island Park. The Master Plan will be a strategic document that will establish a new vision for the park and guide future improvements.
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.