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]