Screen shot 2016-05-10 at 3.34.07 PMWith the intensification of many communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, we are seeing a change in the way people use parks. Parks in higher density areas are heavily relied on by urban residents who no longer have access to private backyards for outdoor exercise and for social and cultural activities. This requires a change in the way parks have historically been planned and designed in many of these municipalities.

Thriving Places is designed as a case study toolkit highlighting new urban parks and open spaces in the Greater Golden Horseshoe that showcase creative ideas for planning, designing, programming, and engaging community in public spaces in intensifying neighbourhoods.

Thriving Places builds from the lessons in Park People’s 2015 report, Making Connections, which focussed on the need to build a network of public spaces. Download the report here >>

 Thriving Places was produced by Park People with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.