The City of Toronto is reviewing the use of five City-operated golf course locations, and you can share your ideas on how these publicly-owned parklands could be better used in the future to serve the greatest public good.
PUBLIC SPACE FOR PUBLIC GOOD
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many deep inequities in our city, including highlighting the need for equitable access to green space. It’s time for Toronto to reimagine public spaces to better serve community needs and build a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable city.
This review of City-operated golf course lands is an opportunity for Toronto residents to have a say in how the City golf courses are used, and ensure public land serves the greatest public good.
SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN THE CITY’S ONLINE SURVEY
You can share your perspective through the City’s online survey by July 12th. Click here to take the survey.
In Part 3 of the survey, you’ll have an opportunity to highlight what you’d like to see in these golf course lands in the future, including additional or alternative uses like park space, community gardens and food growing, natural restoration, and Indigenous placekeeping.
You’ll also have the option of writing in additional comments on the future of these golf course parklands, so you don’t need to be limited by the options provided.
Here are some ideas of things you can include in your comments:
- You can share your support for the City to prioritize alternative uses for these lands, rather than keeping all of these golf course lands as exclusively golf courses.
- You can share that you think it is important for the voices of those who have had limited or restricted access to public outdoor spaces for cultural, traditional, spiritual, and community use to be heard in this consultation process.
- You can share some of the bold ideas that have been proposed for these lands that can better benefit the health and wellbeing of our city, including supporting community agriculture and food production, addressing inequities in access to green space, natural area restoration, and Indigenous placekeeping.
- You can share that rethinking public space and making sure it best serves community needs is an important part of Toronto’s recovery and rebuild process.
- If you live near one of the 5 City-owned golf courses, be sure to indicate that in your response, and share what uses would draw you to these parklands more often.
OTHER WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:
- If you live near one of the five city-operated golf courses, you can attend an online virtual meeting. (There is a limit of 200 people per session). Find dates and register:
- Learn more about alternative uses for publicly-owned golf course parklands! Join an online event on July 12th at 12 pm: “Public Space for Public Good: Re-Imagining the City’s Golf Courses”. REGISTER HERE.