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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 is an independent charity that brings people and funding together to transform communities through better parks by:
- Connecting a network of over 100 park friends groups
- Working with funders to support innovative park projects
- Organizing activities that bring people together in parks
- Researching challenges and opportunities in our parks
- Highlighting the importance of great city parks for strong neighbourhoods
- Building partnerships between communities and the City to improve parks