For thousands of years, the Toronto Islands have been a place for healing and ceremony for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other diverse Indigenous communities. Today, it is one of Toronto’s signature parks and acts as an oasis for Torontonians from many walks of life. However, in recent years, the park has faced pressures, including increased demand, aging infrastructure and flooding.
The Toronto Island Park Master Plan will address these issues and ensure the park can be a cherished gathering place for generations to come. It will be a long-term planning document that is being co-created with Indigenous rights holders, local communities, and the public through a gradual process of many engagement opportunities from 2021 to 2022. The Master Plan is designed to be an iterative and responsive process. It will outline a Vision, Values, Guiding Principles and Big Ideas to guide change and investment in Toronto Island Park over many years.