From July 13-17, 2020, the City of Toronto partnered with Social Planning Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) to conduct community consultations. This initiative is part of the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild (TORR)’s effort to rebuild and reimagine the way the City delivers its programs and services. Parkdale People’s Economy took this opportunity to begin our participatory planning process, and created a Parkdale-specific survey in addition to the TORR’s survey to better capture the desires of the community.
The consultation process recently finished, and we want to thank the many individuals who helped make it happen, from those gathering input online, in person, and leading group consultations in Tamil and Tagalog.
We will formally present and discuss the results of the Parkdale consultation with the community Monday, September 14 (Zoom details to follow), however the Summary Report is published for immediate viewing and can be downloaded below. Challenges, creative solutions, and calls for resilience were expressed within three key themes: (1) housing justice, (2) income and employment supports; and (3) mental health and harm reduction.