When a neighbourhood is identified as a Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA) as part of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020), the City will work with its residents, community agencies and businesses to plan and set priorities, and take local action for community change. To date, 15 Neighbourhood Planning Tables have been identified across 31 NIAs, and over 1700 local stakeholders are engaged in local planning and community networking that are connected to the implementation of TSNS 2020.

Neighbourhood Planning Table Roles

  • Residents: participate in priority-setting, planning and taking local action for neighbourhood change
  • Community Development Officer: support the planning and implementation of TSNS 2020 priority actions related to economic opportunities, healthy lives, physical surroundings, participation in civic decision making, and social development
  • Community Agencies: support TSNS 2020 by helping to activate people, resources, and neighbourhood friendly policies
  • City Divisions: connect residents to services and facilities that address local priorities

Neighbourhood Planning Table Goals

Through Neighbourhood Planning Tables, the City will work with you to:

  • make sure City services and facilities are well integrated and address priorities identified by neighbourhood residents
  • support partnerships with residents and community organizations to deliver services
  • work with funders and businesses to bring new investments in services and facilities to the neighbourhood

Find your neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Action Plans

A Neighbourhood Action Plan reflects each of the 31 NIA’s priority issues identified by residents and other stakeholders. Action Plans are tracked and updated regularly to address changing needs. Residents, local agencies, and other stakeholders provide input to ensure actions are prioritized according to the need of the community, and to identify the resources that are needed to complete the actions.

Find your neighbourhood and Community Development Officer below.

Neighbourhood Improvement Area Community Development Officer Contact Information
Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy Community Development Officers
Rustic Daniel Bondi 647-468-6539

Daniel.Bondi@toronto.ca

Rockcliffe Smythe Daniel Bondi 647-468-6539

Daniel.Bondi@toronto.ca

Eglinton East / Kennedy Park/Birchmount Eglinton East (Ionview)  To Be Announced neighbourhoods@toronto.ca
Scarborough Village, Woburn, Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (West Hill), Mornelle Court (Morningside) Wayne Robinson 416-206-1553

Wayne.Robinson@toronto.ca

Taylor Massey/Oakridge Janvere Lyder 647-216-2152

Janvere.Lyder@toronto.ca

Downsview Roding Janvere Lyder 647-216-2152

Janvere.Lyder@toronto.ca

Victoria Village, Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park Rebecca Wolfe 647-459-3574

Rebecca.Wolfe@toronto.ca

Weston, Mount Dennis, Beechborough Greenbrook, Keelesdale Eglinton Melody Brown 416-894-3819

Melody.Brown@toronto.ca

Weston Pelham Park Tonya Darko 416-320-8636

Tonya.Darko@toronto.ca

Kingsview Village-The Westway Tonya Darko 416-320-8636

Tonya.Darko@toronto.ca

Humbermede, Elms-Old Rexdale, Thistletown-Beaumoud Heights, Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, Humber Summit Sherry Phillips 416-892-3119

Sherry.Phillips@toronto.ca

South Parkdale Rebecca Bassey 416-895-9230

Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca

Black Creek/Jane Glenfield Heights Rosemary Bell 416-889-1285

Rosemary.Bell@toronto.ca

York University Heights Rosemary Bell 416-889-1285

Rosemary.Bell@toronto.ca

Emerging Neighbourhoods: Dorset Park, Malvern, Steeles, L’Amoreaux Rebecca Wolfe 647-459-3574

Rebecca.Wolfe@toronto.ca

Emerging Neighbourhoods: Westminster Branson, Yorkdale Glen Park/Englemount Lawrence, Humber Heights-Westmount  Daniel Bondi 647-468-6539

Daniel.Bondi@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#44 Flemingdon Park
#55 Thorncliffe Park
#43 Victoria Village

Councillors & Wards:

Jaye Robinson, Ward #15
Denzil Minnian-Wong, Ward #16

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Develop a plan to address the lack of urgent health care services in the Don Valley community
  • Physical Surroundings: Create accessible community kitchen spaces for Don Valley residents
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities for equity-seeking residents to build their entrepreneurial capacity in order to generate their own sources of income
  • Social Development: Establish a strategic plan to increase youth engagement and awareness around the Golden Mile redevelopment
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including aspects of community safety and mental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Supported Flemingdon Park residents and grassroots groups in a Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund 2 application to coordinate the development of capital projects within the Flemingdon Park Neighbourhood; the application included upgrades to the viewing area, storage facilities, P.A. system, and equipment for the Flemo Media Centre
  • Economic Opportunities: Supported 30 youth in Take Our Kids to Work Day, an annual November event
    • Youth from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute received life skills and career planning workshops from members of the Youth Service Network

Community Development Officer:

Rebecca Wolfe
647-459-3574
Rebecca.Wolfe@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#26 Downsview Roding

Councillor & Ward:

James Pasternak, Ward #6

2018 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Re-establish a local planning and safety table
  • Social Development: Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services
  • Social Development: Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Asset mapped existing programs for youth and established a Youth Space/Programming work group
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Promoted youth engagement by holding seven focus groups with youth at Downsview Secondary School,
    Madonna and Pierre Laporte Middle Schools, and three community centres; surveyed over 100 youth
  • Economic Opportunities: Provided 62 youth with training in First Aid/CPR, Food Handling and HIGH Five to enhance their employability
  • Social Development: Increased programming for youth and the poverty reduction initiative – as a result, three programs were developed for over 85 youth participants

Community Development Officer:

Janvere Lyder
647-216-2152
Janvere.Lyder@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#24 Black Creek
#25 Glenfield Jane Heights

Councillor & Ward:

Anthony Perruzza, Ward #7

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Decision Making: Outreach to and engage with diverse residents from across Black Creek and Glenfield Jane Heights Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, and bring them into the planning table process
  • Social Development: Facilitate the recognition of the leadership and volunteer contributions residents are making in their community
  • Social Development: Offer capacity building workshops for Residents
  • Social Development: Empower the positive Jane and Finch resident narrative through storytelling and the sharing of lived experiences using a variety of mediums

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Received a catalyst grant from York University to research resident issues; held two strategic planning sessions with stakeholders and six work groups worked to implement the report recommendations
  • Economic Opportunities: Provided First Aid/CPR and job search skill training to 58 adult residents
  • Healthy Lives: Implemented the Community Garden Network to connect local services and food sources; provided materials,
    seeds, soil, and tool sharing

    • Delivered workshops on food literacy, small- and large-scale gardening, food preparation and preserving, and community services
  • Economic Opportunities: 80 high school youth participated in HIGH FIVE, First Aid/CPR, food handling and employability training

 

The work of the Jane Finch Task Force is no longer aligned with the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy (TSNS) 2020, as of July 2018.

Community Development Officer:

Rosemary Bell
416-889-1285
Rosemary.Bell@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#124 Kennedy Park
#125 Birchmount Eglinton East (Ionview)
#138 Eglinton East

Councillors & Wards:

Gary Crawford, Ward #20
Michael Thompson, Ward #21
Jim Karygiannis, Ward #22

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Develop a plan to address mental health challenges
  • Economic Opportunities: Establish a strategic plan to increase employment opportunities
  • Social Development: Create opportunities for training to build resident capacity to lead
  • Healthy Lives: Develop a plan to address the lack of community safety as it pertains to personal safety, safety audits, and safety prevention

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Initiated $1.46 million Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund 2 building project for upgrades to community spaces and outdoor recreation facilities at 1021 Birchmount Road, Gilder Drive Outdoor Recreational Area, Ionview Park, and the Allied Neighbourhoods Community Teaching Kitchen
  • Participation in Decision-Making: Connected with 500 residents in a four month period to promote and inform residents on local services while recruiting for participation at the Neighbourhood Planning Table
  • Healthy Lives: Engaged 2400 residents in nutrition, safety and well-being training about social media, home alone safety, cooking for kids, support for community gardens, and First Aid/CPR

Community Development Officer:

To be announced
neighbourhoods@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#6 Kingsview Village

Councillor & Ward:

Michael Ford, Ward #1

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Create a community hub
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Increase skill development opportunities for residents to become more civically engaged
  • Healthy Lives: Increase access to good, affordable food in the neighbourhood
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Improve outreach and promotion of opportunities available in the community
  • Healthy Lives: Increase access to services and supports for mental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Advocated for a hub/recreation centre that was accessible and inclusive, and provided opportunities and supports for youth, seniors, families, and singles
  • Healthy Lives: Created parenting workshops on the topics of healthy parenting for residents from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Economic Opportunities: Offered employment skills workshops to 30 youth, including resume writing, interview skills, and job search skills

Community Development Officer:

Tonya Darko
416-320-8636
Tonya.Darko@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#85 Parkdale

Councillor & Ward:

Gord Perks, Ward #4

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services for Parkdale residents
  • Economic Opportunities: Create a Community Benefits Strategy with institutions, local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunities/access to employment, envisioning a future where all community members can benefit from the changes that are happening in the neighbourhood with equitable benefit
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Establish a resident advisory body and communication plan (outreach protocol) to increase resident participation, information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including aspects of mental health, environmental health and food security
  • Social Development: Develop a sustainable and collaborative social infrastructure in Parkdale to enhance the overall well-being of community members through four core directions: leveraging neighbourhood well-being indicators, developing a community service hub, building multiple shared platforms, and exploring cooperative network approaches

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Economic Opportunities: Held participatory workshops on popular economics to build residents’ capacity for participating in economic development planning in the
    neighbourhood
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Held participatory workshops to come up with ways of measuring neighbourhood progress in a way that is meaningful to Parkdale community members
  • Economic Opportunities: Supported a resident initiative to produce a video that explore the idea of “community serving businesses”

Community Development Officer:

Rebecca Bassey
416-895-9230
Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#2 Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown
#3 Thistletown-Beaumond Height
#4 Elms-Old Rexdale
#21 Humber Summit
#22 Humbermede

Councillors & Wards:

Michael Ford, Ward #1
Anthony Perruzza, Ward #7

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Employment and skills development
  • Health and well-being
  • Social development
  • Increasing engagement of residents and building resident capacity
  • Physical Surroundings: Increase access to community spaces

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Economic Opportunities: Provided Food Handler Certification training to residents seeking employment in the food service industry
  • Economic Opportunities: Offered First Aid Certification courses to 40 youth to increase job opportunities in the recreation and community service sector
  • Economic Opportunities: Hosted a Service and Information Fair through a community wide partnership for creating employment opportunities for youth

Community Development Officer:

Sherry Phillips
416-892-3119
Sherry.Phillips@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#111 Rockcliffe-Smythe

Councillor & Ward:

Frances Nunziata, Ward #5

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision Making: Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services for Rockcliffe-Smythe residents
  • Physical Surroundings: Create a beautification plan for Rockcliffe-Smythe spaces exploring opportunities for street-scaping, murals, art installations, gardens and green spaces
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities with local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunity/access to employment for Rockcliffe-Smythe residents
  • Social Development: Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders —including community safety and environmental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Developed a service plan to increase access and investment in community services for local residents; produced a resource guide for services
  • Physical Surroundings: Created a safety plan to address safety concerns identified by local residents
  • Social Development: Computer literacy for Seniors
  • Social Development: Hosted a School Opportunities Fair

Community Development Officer:

Daniel Bondi
647-468-6539
Daniel.Bondi@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#28 Rustic

Councillor & Ward:

Frances Nunziata, Ward #5

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Improve access to healthy foods, health and social services
  • Social Development: Create access to programs for residents leaving incarceration
  • Economic Opportunities: Increase local hiring through local initiatives, Job/Trades Fair, and employment readiness programs
  • Physical Surroundings: Animate physical spaces
  • Healthy Lives: Establish activities to support mental wellness

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Held a series of discussions with residents to find ways to reduce social isolation; discussion topics included age, language and cultural factors, as well as finding solutions to bring the community together
  • Physical Surroundings: Obtained funds from the City’s Participatory Budget Pilot Project to four new light posts in Rustic Park, which provided a safe outdoor space for residents all year round
  • Economic Opportunities: Supported Smart Serve employment training for 35 youth
  • Healthy Lives: Supported over 200 children, aged four to 13, in attending workshops related to healthy eating, understanding food sources and the Falstaff Community Garden, and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Community Development Officer:

Daniel Bondi
647-468-6539
Daniel.Bondi@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#72 Regent Park

Councillor & Ward:

Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward #13

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, communication, access to space and safety through implementation of the Regent Park Social Development Plan (SDP)
  • Physical Surroundings: Create an action plan for Regent Park spaces exploring opportunities for shared space use, free use of space for residents and groups within Regent Park, assist with the development of outside space and common spaces through revitalization such as street-scaping, murals, art installations, gardens, social gathering space and green spaces
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities through collective impact with Toronto Community Housing, Developers, local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunity/access to employment while implementing SDP
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government; enhance Resident engagement throughout
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including aspects of community safety and environmental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Launched a new community newsletter with 325 new subscribers and print copies distributed in high traffic community spaces
  • Physical Surroundings: Organized an information session for the community about existing and newly-built community spaces in Regent Park to increase resident knowledge of what spaces are available and how they can use them
  • Healthy Lives: Completed two neighbourhood surveys about health and employment/entrepreneurship; 15 project ideas were collected through this process and funding opportunities were discussed

Community Development Officer:

Rebecca Bassey
416-895-9230
Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#135 Mornelle Court (Morningside)
#136 Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (West Hill)
#137 Woburn
#139 Scarborough Village

Councillor & Ward:

Paul Ainslie, Ward #24

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Develop a joint service plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services for Southeast Scarborough Neighbourhood Improvement Area residents
  • Social Development: Implement a variety of programs to assist low income parents
  • Social Development: Obtain resident input on types of programs and services being offered in the neighbourhood
  • Economic Opportunities: Create training and capacity building opportunities for residents to increase the ability to participate in the labour market
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities with local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunity/access to employment for Southeast Scarborough residents
  • Social Development: Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government
  • Social Development: Create a Community Blog/newsletter to keep residents up to date on community events and activities
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders — including aspects of community safety and environmental health
  • Physical Surroundings: Create a map of meeting spaces in the neighbourhood
  • Social Development: Develop a networking plan to create opportunities for community members to regularly engage with each other

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Supported the Pathways to Education Program with Youthlink by working with high school age youth to discuss families on educational concerns, develop advocacy skills, address financial supports for travel needs, and transition expenses for post secondary application fees.
  • Healthy Lives: Implemented the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to over 70 children, parents, and service providers; promoted healthy eating, physical exercise, and creating healthy literacy for children
  • Physical Surroundings: Revitalized outdoor play spaces at 4100 and 4110 Lawrence Avenue East through a Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund 2 application; installed a splash pad and skateboard park, and enhanced an older playground with a new surface

Community Development Officer:

Wayne Robinson
416-206-1553
Wayne.Robinson@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#61 Taylor-Massey
#121 Oakridge

Councillor & Ward:

Brad Bradford, Ward #19

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Enhancement of a joint Taylor Massey and Oakridge (TMO) Safety Network by:
    • Increasing community policing initiatives to improve community relations
    • Promoting Police Partnership with TMO Safety Network, Paramedics, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Physical Surroundings: Use Partnership Opportunity Legacy Funds to create accessible community kitchen spaces for Lumsden residents, redesign Dentonia Clubhouse to increase community access to space, and enhance Oakridge Community Centre kitchen
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Increase civic engagement programs with information on how communities can access information and participate in decision making
  • Social Development: Establish a working relationship with Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board to increase support for children and youth to succeed in school
  • Social Development: Increase resident access to Wi-Fi and internet
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including focusing on mental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Collaborated to promote and support residents in the Participatory Budgeting pilot project in Oakridge, through which $250,000 was committed to neighbourhood upgrades that residents proposed and voted on
    • Funded projects included: a new performance stage, a mural on an underpass, a new walking/running path, and a playground upgrade
  • Economic Opportunities: Developed and delivered 8 workshops for youth in Taylor Massey and Oakridge to help increase their knowledge around managing and growing their money
  • Social Development: Collaboratively organized community information fairs to increase knowledge-sharing among service providers and residents, and to engage more residents into the work of the Neighbourhood Planning Table

Community Development Officer:

Janvere Lyder
647-216-2152
Janvere.Lyder@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#91 Weston-Pelham Park

Councillor & Ward:

Ana Bailão, Ward #9

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Increase access to services and supports for mental health
  • Economic Opportunities: Increase access to skill development training for career and job advancement
  • Physical Surroundings: Create a community hub
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Improve outreach and promotion of opportunities available in the community
  • Healthy Lives: Increase access to good, affordable food in the neighbourhood

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Supported a resident-led recruitment strategy that included resident engagement meetings in 2016, and creating future plans for 2017
  • Healthy Lives: Created a map of food friendly places in the neighbourhood to increase awareness of food access
  • Economic Opportunities: Provided food service training, including Food Handling, Smart Serve, CPR, AED, First Aid, job search skills, and life skills, to youth job seekers

Community Development Officer:

Tonya Darko
416-320-8636
Tonya.Darko@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

#110 Keelesdale-Eglinton
#112 Beechborough Greenbrook West
#113 Weston
#115 Mount Dennis

Councillor & Ward:

Frances Nunziata, Ward #5

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Develop a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan to address youth violence and address youth Mental Health issues support victims of violence
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities to increase employment/self-employment for youth including training, internship, pre and post-employment supports
  • Social Development: Develop an educational plan to support academic success; access to post-secondary education and trades
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Create opportunities for conversations and support for the development of local plan to address issues around affordable/sustainable and transitional housing
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Develop a plan to increase participation of seniors in community development conversation and decisions making process
  • Social Development: Provide opportunities to strengthen community-led initiatives to self-organize and foster leadership skills in order to determine their own food growing practices

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Conducted an environmental scan to identify opportunities for partnership with governmental, grassroots and nonprofit organizations
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Supported Resident Civic Engagement training to build advocacy capacity
  • Healthy Lives: Created food friendly neighbourhoods through a network of local organizations involved in healthy living education, food access, area gardens, and market programs
  • Healthy Lives: Supported local mental health and wellness initiatives, including young women’s yoga and mental health information sessions

Community Development Officer:

Melody Brown
416-894-3819
Melody.Brown@toronto.ca

Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#27 York University Heights

Councillor & Ward:

Anthony Perruzza, Ward #7

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: participate in Newcomer engagement through building stronger partnership with Local Immigration Partnerships
  • Social Development: participate in Resident engagement and capacity building with the HOWDI app platform
  • Social Development: Engage and provide capacity building opportunities for 1 local community animator from each of the top 5 local language groups (Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Urdu and Arabic)
  • Economic Opportunities: Develop Integrated Local Labour Market Planning
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Obtain neighbourhood data and examine public policy impacts

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Healthy Lives: Raised mental health awareness and accommodation across public services in the community by promoting an inclusive framework to reduce stigma
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Implemented a monthly series of workshops, with funders, on grant-writing and funding resources for local organizations
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Held community consultation meetings to strengthen connections between local organizations while identifying future capital project possibilities

Community Development Officer:

Rosemary Bell
416-889-1285
Rosemary.Bell@toronto.ca