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This year’s Park Summit will take up the question of how parks can best serve people that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in public spaces. Come to the Park Summit to experience powerful examples of what’s possible when we challenge ourselves to truly leverage the power of parks–for everyone.
Hosted by Park People in partnership with Calgary Parks, Heart of the City will bring together 100 people for two days of learning, collaboration and relationship building. This is the first-ever national gathering of the people dedicated to city parks across Canada.
Beginning November 2016, Park People is hosting workshops called Park Bench Sessions. Each of the four workshops is designed to strengthen the work of your community park group. Whether you’re looking to start a group, or strengthen the work you’re doing in parks, these workshops are tailored to your needs.
Latest News from Park People >>
With the start of a City-initiated study of the Green Line this year and money budgeted for improvements, the future 5km linear park and trail is set to take a huge leap towards reality in the next three years. Park People put together a video highlighting the...read more
This year was an exciting one for public spaces in Toronto. There was the announcement of the Under Gardiner (now The Bentway), Rail Deck Park, a renewed Grange Park, a “super park” in the Lower Don Valley, and strong support for The Green Line. Toronto is booming in...read more
JTG: Your work at the Trust for Public Land really takes you across the United States. What are some of the inspiring actions you’ve come across that may not get as much media attention as the High Line and other high-profile park projects? AB: What I’m seeing is a...read more
This blog has been reposted from Spacing. Spacing is a media partner of Canada’s first national conference on city parks, hosted by Park People, in 2017 in Calgary. Parks make our cities more livable and lovable. They are a critical element of our urban...read more
One of my favourite little islands of quiet green space in downtown Toronto is a hidden grassy field a one-minute brisk walk away from Yonge-Dundas Square. It’s one of those unique moments where you can be right in the thick of thousands of people with video screens...read more
Tuesday night, as I was strolling, with my daughter, through Sorauren Park's Pumpkin Parade I heard numerous people echo what I was feeling. Over and over again I heard: "Hands down, Toronto's pumpkin parades are one of the best things in the city's community...read more
Green Line moving forward with City initiated plan & budget. Video shows project's potential… t.co/7BDDCQoe5h
Green Line moving forward with City initiated plan & budget. Video shows project's potential… t.co/R6fuTsoiQs