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Whose Park Is It? | An OALA presentation

Thu, Apr 7/11 – 6:00pm

Torontonians feel passionately and personally about our parks. We play in them, picnic in them, carouse in them, hike in them, and sometimes sleep in them.  Parks are the most visible places of public engagement with civic life.  But in an era of cut-backs and strained competition for dwindling dollars, how are our parks doing? And how are we doing at translating a passion for parks into investment in them?

Please join our panel of eight committed, civically engaged parks experts and advocates as they explore the future of Toronto's parks and the stake we all have in the answer to the question:

Whose Park Is It?

A conversation about our city parks.



David Harvey, Executive Director, Park People

Anna Hill, Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park

Rebekka Hutton, Manager, Urban Agriculture, Evergreen

Jim Melvin, OALA, Principal, PMA Landscape Architects

David Meslin, Instigator, Toronto Public Space Committee

Marc Ryan, Studio Director, West8 Toronto

Richard Ubbens, Director, Parks, City of Toronto


Moderated by: Donna Hinde, OALA, Partner, The Planning Partnership


April 7, 2011

John H. Daniels Faculty

230 College St. - Room 106

6 - 8 pm

Presented by:  Ontario Association of Landscape Architects with Ground – Landscape Architect Quarterly

See poster [PDF]