Fertile Ground for New Thinking: Improving Toronto’s Parks

Fertile Ground for New Thinking

Fertile Ground for New Thinking

janvier 1, 2010

Executive Director Dave Harvey used his Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation to research and write this report on improving our parks. The report was very well received and became the inspiration for launching Park People.

We’ve taken our parks for granted, neglected the need for improvements, and they are languishing. The post-1997 city amalgamation period has been a very difficult time for Toronto parks, their budgets and staff. Many people believe that no part of Toronto’s infrastructure has suffered more from amalgamation and its after-effects than parks. Our parks are damaged and change is needed.