GPA has partnered with O2 Planning + Design to provide land use planning and consultation expertise in the development of a City-wide Parkland Strategy. The strategy will provide a methodology and metrics for identifying areas where new parks, park expansion and improved connections are needed due to both current under provision, as well as the demands of future growth. Much of our work is focused on developing an effective approach to acquisition, with particular emphasis on establishing a sound case for the use of alternate parkland dedication rates enabled by Section 42 of the Planning Act. GPA has designed and facilitated a number of internal workshops and larger-scale stakeholder and public consultations in order incorporate a diversity of perspectives into the strategy.
Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto
O2 Planning + Design, Hemson Consulting Ltd. and N. Barry Lyon Consultants
2017 - Ongoing