Park People in the Media

Park People chimes in on important issues related to parks and public spaces.

THURS MAY 26, 2016

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park in North York will be home to a new mural

Park People, Friends of Earl Bales Park, the city’s StART program, and program SKETCH will paint the panels Read it online >>

TUES MAY 17, 2016

Toronto Metro: “Toronto report looks at building better parks”

As cities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe grapple with how to create new public green spaces in densifying neighbourhoods, a new report highlights 15 projects that point the way forward. Read it online >>

SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016

Torontoist: How Toronto Can Improve Its Parks System

“Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, Toronto’s parks could be better than ever.” TorontoistMarch52016 or Read online.

TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2016

Toronto Star: Urban farming is growing, but needs nurturingTuesday Jan 05 2016

“They’re just these towers, and they have all this unused green space that nobody’s using. There are no playgrounds, there’s no garden, so it would be perfect to grow food. But I don’t think there’s enough thinking that’s gone behind that,” she said. “Nobody’s talking about it.” Read it online>>

JANUARY 4, 2016

Torontoist: Heroes and Villians 2015 Featuring Park People

Believing Toronto is on the verge of a “park renaissance,” Park People has brought on that renewal by using the passion Torontonians have for greenspace. Read it online>>

JANUARY 3, 2016

Toronto Star: Park permits easier to get but more progress needed

Last year, Star readers identified adopting an innovative parks policy to eliminate barriers that prevent community groups from accessing public green space as one of their top 10 big ideas. This week, we check in on what, if any, progress has been made. Read it online>>

Toronto Life: City of Parks

Toronto Life’s second park special section. “The closer we live together, the more spaces we need to stretch out. As Toronto’s densification dilemma grows, a park renaissance is in full bloom” Download the PDF »

FRIDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2013

Globe & Mail: Torontonians keep the natural ice rink alive

“City Hall press releases often boast of Toronto’s unmatched number of 53 outdoor artificial ice rinks. But it’s compressor-free, volunteer-driven efforts such as this that put Torontonians on ice at up to another 40 natural ice rinks across the city.” Read it online »

THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2013

Toronto Star: Pumpkin parades being deterred by red tape

The city’s attempt to make it easier for community groups to stage increasingly popular pumpkin parades in Toronto parks has hit some snags and staff is promising to do things differently next year. Read it online »

WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2013

Toronto Star: Jane-Finch farm rakes in first harvest

The Black Creek community farm is a sprawling 3.2-hectare property dotted with more than 40 kinds of vegetable plots. Now reaping its first autumn harvest, the farm has provided fresh food for Jane and Finch residents since it opened in June. Read it online »

WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Toronto Life Supplement: City of Parks

Toronto Life ran a park supplement in their October 2013 issue, highlighting the transformation of parks across the city, and sharing their 10 most inspiring park spaces in the city. Park People is featured throughout for our work to make our communities stronger via our parks. Download the PDF »

SUNDAY, 08 SEPTEMBER 2013

Toronto Star: How to make civics class matter to kids

Let’s reshape civics to focus on the communities where students live and learn, specifically, the municipal issues that make — or break — their cities. Read it online »

FRIDAY, 23 AUGUST 2013

Toronto Star: Toronto’s Saddest Park

Shawn Micallef writes about Rouwntree Mills Park, a 92 hectare park at Finch & Islington which has been closed to car traffic since 2009, leading to the park becoming desolate and underused. Download the PDF »

UESDAY, 18 JUNE 2013

How can Toronto protect its parks? (Toronto Life)

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THURSDAY, 13 JUNE 2013

Toronto’s newfound interest in parks signals an urban maturity (Toronto Star)

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FRIDAY, 07 JUNE 2013

Park People Promote the Importance of Green Space in Toronto (Urban Toronto)

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THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2013

Parks44 Wants to Bring Parks Advocacy to Every Corner of Toronto (Torontoist)

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WEDNESDAY, 01 MAY 2013

Ground Magazine: Parks for People

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FRIDAY, 29 MARCH 2013

How Torontonians can get their hands dirty and improve their own parks

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WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2013

Toronto’s newfound interest in parks signals an urban maturity

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SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 2012

Parks and revolution: Toronto residents take back their green spaces (The Globe and Mail)

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SUNDAY, 13 MAY 2012

Levy: Community support key to park projects (Toronto Sun)

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FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2012

As condos rise, pressure on urban parks grow (The Globe and Mail)

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FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2012

Meeting Aims to Make Good Parks Great (CBC’s Here and Now)

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FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2012

Robert Hammond: Executive director, Friends of the High Line (The Globe and Mail)

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THURSDAY, 10 MAY 2012

Toronto’s Park People Creating Fertile Ground for Growing Neighbourhoods (Torontoist)

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SATURDAY, 16 APRIL 2011

Common Ground

When green space meets red tape, it’s good to have allies write Dave McGinn. Park People hopes to bring together the city’s park groups to improve Toronto’s public spaces. Download the PDF »

UNDAY, 03 APRIL 2011

Parks and recreation road show set to roll (Toronto Star)

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation has announced that they will be consulting and surveying on recreation programming as part of the development of a five-year recreation plan. Read it online »