3rd Annual Toronto Park Summit
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you're a park person, you need to be at the 3rd Annual Toronto Park Summit. The Summit brings park advocates, city staff, and experts together with community groups, city councillors, and concerned Torontonians to network, brainstorm, and work together to build momentum for better parks in Toronto. Our theme for this year’s Summit is Good Parks for All Neighborhoods and our speakers and activities will focus on ideas and inspiration for ensuring that no matter where you live in Toronto, you have access to a great park. Parks are a vital part of any healthy community and it is important that all neighborhoods have the resources they need to generate and support a thriving park.
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This is a free event with donations accepted at the door.
Paid public parking is available at the Daniels Spectrum. It is accessible via Sackville Street, just south of Dundas. Subject to availability.
1:30 Opening & Introduction: Dave Harvey, Director, Toronto Park People
2:00 Keynote Presentation: Mickey Fearn, Deputy Director, US National Park Service, Washington DC
3:00 Local park leaders' stories of successes and challenges in four different Toronto neighbourhoods: Malvern, Parkdale, Victoria Village, Coxwell/Gerrard
4:00 Social mixer and party: Continue the discussion and meet fellow park people
5:30 Optional tour of redevelopment of Regent Park: Including new aquatic centre and designs for new park
Presenting Sponsor: TD Bank Group.
Supporting Sponsor: Janice Lewis and Mitchell Cohen
Thank you to the following partners for their support:
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Toronto Park People
Park People advocates for better parks for all communities by facilitating neighbourhood engagement in their parks, building a network of local community park groups, acting as a watchdog on issues affecting parks and highlighting the importance of good parks to the social, health, environmental and economic well-being of all residents of Toronto.