Parks/Community Centres

Save Our Ravines Town Hall

Councillor Mike Colle has provided links that were noted during the Save on Ravines town hall on Jan 21, 2019, where community members can find more information on Toronto’s ravines.

 City of Toronto
Toronto Ravine Strategy: www.toronto.ca/ravinestrategy

  • Here you can find links to both the Strategy document and the Homeowner’s Guide to Healthy Ravines.

University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry’s Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study 1977 – 2017

Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study 1977 – 2017: https://torontoravines.org/

Recent News Articles

December 11, 2018 article published in Post City: http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Do/December-2018/Report-on-potential-collapse-of-ravines-hits-North-Toronto-hard/

December 21, 2018 article published in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/dec/21/theres-no-major-city-like-it-toronto-unique-ravine-system-under-threat

December 31, 2018 article published in The Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/12/31/toronto-looking-to-cut-costs-on-ravine-strategy-while-expanding-canopy.html

A message from Councillor Mike Colle:
On January 21, I will be hosting a public town hall meeting to address the issue of protecting Toronto’s ravines. The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry recently released the Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study, warning about the dire health of the City’s ravines. The public town hall meeting will bring together key expert stakeholders and help develop a comprehensive response to this imminent threat so that we can mobilize and Save our Ravines.

When: Monday, January 21st at 7:00 pm

 Where: The Gwen Liu Meeting Room, Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd)

RSVP by January 18th to my office by calling 416-338-2500 or emailing [email protected].

More information can be found on the Save Our Ravines Facebook Page. Please like and share this page with your contacts.

As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact my office by phone at 416-338-2500 or email [email protected].

Mike Colle
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

 

Ward 16 Parks

The Parks, Forestry and Recreation department of the City of Toronto provided the following information in response to SAHRA’s request for information for further information after reviewing the ‘Park Plan 2013-2017’. The department prepared a report and maps with the information requested. The current list of capital projects for Ward 16 is based on 5, 10 and 20 year capital plans and informed by legacy strategies, “Our Common Grounds” (2004) and “Recreation Facilities Report” (2004).  As directed therein, much of their attention has been focused on maintaining the state of good repair of our existing assets. The long range plans may change as a result of the impending Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.  Parks, Forestry and Recreation is in the process of hiring a consulting firm to conduct a comprehensive review of the current state of our facilities city-wide to recommend directions for the future.  There will be opportunity for community and stakeholder input later this year.

A diagram of all the parks in Ward 16: Ward 16 Parks_2
A diagram of all capital projects for those parks: Ward 16 ParksCapProj_1
The report prepared by Parks, Forestry and Recreation of Ward 16 Parks: Ward_16_Parks_RP_LA_2


Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 2019-2038

The Master Plan was presented to the Executive Committee on Oct 10, 2017 (attached).  A Summary of Recommendations is attached.  No changes are planned for Ward 16 including the Armour Heights Community Centre or the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre.

The full report can be reviewed at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.EX28.2

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