The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division is developing a 5-year plan for the City's parks. The Parks Plan will guide decision-making and investment in City parks in order to meet the diverse needs of Toronto residents, including: designing beautiful, unique, and sustainable park spaces protecting and expanding natural areas balancing park uses to include play spaces, natural areas, sports activities, urban agriculture and cultural expression engaging the community through stewardship, volunteering, and partnerships ensuring the City's parks and trails are available and accessible to all residents Because you care about City of Toronto's parks, I urge you to give your input into the City's new 5-year Parks Plan. There are two ways to share your ideas for the City's parks: 1.For more information about the plan, visit www.toronto.ca/parks/parksplan or contact 311.Fill out the online survey at www.toronto.ca/parks/parksplan 2. Attend one of the four public consultation meetings being held across the city:Scarborough - November 7, 2011; 7-9pm (Warden Hilltop CC - 25 Mendelssohn St.)North York - November 16, 2011; 7-9pm (Mitchell Field CC 89 Church Ave.)Toronto East York - November 24, 2011; 7-9pm (Wellesley CC - 495 Sherbourne St.)Etobicoke York - December 1, 2011; 7-9pm (Amesbury CC - 1507 Lawrence Ave. W)If you plan to attend, please call 416-338-6608 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a seat. If you require ASL interpreting, attendant care, other accommodation or the use of drop-in activities for children over the age of three, please call or e-mail to the above at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. I encourage you to attend one of the public meetings and complete the online Parks Plan consultation survey.