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Toronto parks and rec division looks for public feedback

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Parks and Recreation divisions’ latest initiative is shaping up to be anything but a walk-in-the-park.

The city is hoping to improve both its recreational areas and recreation programs, and they are looking to hear from those who benefit most, the citizens of the city themselves.

The recreation division plans to use several town hall meetings and an online survey to determine what Torontonians really want from their local parks and services.

The city is looking for feedback on everything from community centres to sports fields and on programs like camps and karate lessons.

Four town hall meetings have been scheduled between May and June that will allow Torontonians to have their voice heard. The city hopes the meetings will allow them to fill any gaps in current recreational service.

The Toronto Star reports an online survey will also be available on the city website and in community centres beginning mid-April. The entire initiative has been designed to help the city redevelop their five-year “recreational service plan.”