Public toilets in parks: can we make them less crappy?

The topic may, at first blush, seem unimportant. But, make no mistake about it, public toilets are a major public health issue. In an excellent article, The Globe & Mail's Andre Picard commented that: "In Canada, we behave as if urination, defecation and...

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A water fight to bring a community together

“A declaration has been made! East has been challenged by the West to an all-out water fight on Canada Day. Bring your buckets and your water guns and all of the neighbours that you can gather!” This brazen challenge to a water fight was issued. It was the grand...

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Meet our newest Park People person in Montreal

I first discovered  Park People's work and the Park People Network in March 2017, in Calgary, in the middle of winter. It was like meeting a distant cousin for the first time. To be honest, this kind of professional love at first sight does not happen often. But, I...

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The Bentway promised us a lot—and it’s delivering

When The Bentway (then Project: Under Gardiner) was announced back in the fall of 2015, people seemed to have one of two reactions. The first was excitement about the idea of a new public space underneath the elevated Gardiner Expressway, energizing an area that had...

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The park people have spoken!

The park people have spoken! Responses from last year’s Park People Survey guide our work as we continue to help you make awesome things happen in city parks. We hope that the survey will also help you to see your work in a broader context.  What do park groups see as...

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