10 No Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome! is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small, achievable actions at the City-level that would improve life in Toronto’s neighbourhoods, right now. A series of 10 short videos will be released on Spacing Toronto from Sept. 15-19, highlighting 10 No Brainers contributed by a diverse cast of Torontonians. The project will wrap up with a free Pop-Up Event where City Council candidates can pitch which No Brainer they’d champion at City Hall and the public can join in the conversation: October 9 in the East End.
Toronto Park People has a simple motto: when residents get involved in their parks, parks get better. But currently, the City’s permitting system is deterring the kinds of volunteer-led park activities that activate and improve our parks. High fees, onerous application processes, and unclear permitting requirements pose a financial and psychological barrier to park friends groups looking to run community events and activities in local parks.
Here, Dave Harvey of Toronto Park People poses a simple, straightforward solution to encourage volunteer-led activities in our City parks and to support active parks and connected communities.