Thank you for helping shape a shared vision for recreational facilities and public space in Moss Park
The first phase of public consultation has now ended, but there will be more opportunities to shape plans for programming and activities in 2017, if City Council approves a feasibility study to redevelop Moss Park. A final report on the first phase of consultation will be made public in early winter. Please watch this website to ensure you stay informed.
We know that the existing facilities and programs are important to people who use them. That’s why The 519’s community organizer team spent the summer and fall meeting with residents and space users to gather advice about how to best ensure current uses, programs and services are preserved and that community priorities for new programs, expanded facilities, partnerships and public spaces that help respond to neighbourhood and community needs are developed.
More than 1,800 people participated in the first phase of the consultation process. Between four public meetings, 43 focus groups, an online survey, and 136 interviews with local community members and social service providers, we have collected over 6,500 suggestions. These conversations have been carefully considered and have inspired the emerging plans for a redeveloped Moss Park that is more accessible and meets the needs and aspirations of the community now and in the future.
We believe that community and recreation centres play a vital role in helping support and build vibrant equitable communities for all. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in these important conversations about how to best serve local communities; enhance existing programs, services and public spaces; and create a welcoming, accessible space for everyone who uses Moss Park.
For more information or to share your feedback, contact us.