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.

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2021 to Summer 2022: Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Winter 2021 to Summer 2022: Develop draft options for improving the travel network
  • Summer 2022 to Fall 2022: Evaluate options
  • Fall 2022 to Winter 2023: Select preferred option
  • Spring 2023: Implementation of preferred option

The timeline is subject to change.

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December 2021

External Stakeholder Orientation Session

On December 9, 2021, the project team hosted an orientation session for external stakeholders including representatives from local Business Improvement Areas, residents associations, sports leagues and other special interest groups active in High Park.

November 2021

Internal Stakeholder Orientation Session

On November 9, 2021, the project team hosted an orientation session for internal partners and stakeholders to share information on the study objectives, processes and timelines and to gather early feedback from staff in other divisions.

October 2021

A consultant was hired to support the delivery of the High Park Movement Strategy.

Summer to Fall 2021

Online Survey

From June 30 to October 12, 2021, information on people’s experiences and priorities for travelling to, from and within High Park was collected in an online survey. The survey received 6,717 responses. The feedback will help shape the objectives, scope and outcomes of the High Park Movement Strategy.

Download the survey snapshot for more information. A more detailed analysis of the survey results will be shared through an upcoming background report.

High Park is one of Toronto’s largest public parks, combining environmentally sensitive areas with maintained parkland, recreational facilities and popular attractions. As a regional destination connected through a range of travel options, High Park is one of the most visited parks in Toronto.

The High Park Movement Strategy will focus on mobility and the travel network within the park including existing roads, driveways, parking lots, and paved pathways. The weekend road closures within the park will also be assessed as part of the study. Other important park matters such as land use, conservation and facility maintenance will continue to be addressed through established plans and policies including the Facilities Master Plan, Parkland Strategy and Ravine Strategy.