Park Master Plans: Lenses and Lessons from Toronto’s Island Park

Cohort Peer Conversation

Master plans are critical tools for policymakers and park practitioners, as well as essential documents for park partners for fund-raising, awareness, and advocacy. But their unscripted journey can also impact new insights for park practitioners, resulting in institutional change and new relationships.

This Peer Conversation will explore how one master plan process, using an iterative engagement approach, resulted in strong relationships with Indigenous People and the 2SLGBTQ+ community and is changing decades of disinvestment for a uniquely important island park.

Note: This Peer Conversation is a closed session for those working in the park planning field and is not available to general conference participants. If you work in this field, please add your name to the waitlist. Conference organizers will regularly review the waitlist and notify those who are moved into the session or are ineligible to attend so they can register for an alternative.