Park Planning and Development Projects

Park Planning and Development is responsible for the development and re-development of the town's parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and green spaces. Their annual rehabilitation program includes the replacement of various pedestrian bridges, stairs, and shade structures, as well as required playground improvements. 

Canada 150 Infrastructure Projects

In 2017 several park and trail projects are being made possible with the help of Canada 150 grant funding. The Canada 150 Infrastructure Projects page has a full listing of all projects approved for funding.

Featured: New performance space at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Constructed in time for 2017 Canada Day weekend festivities, this new tensile structure in Bronte Heritage Waterfront park was completed by Cambium Site Contracting.

Bronte Tensile Structure - Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Bronte Tensile Structure - Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Parks Planning and Development Responsibilities

The Parks Planning and Development section is responsible for: 

  • Planning and developing new parkland and open space on a town-wide basis
  • Preparing and administering an annual capital budget of $5 to 10 million
  • Selecting and retaining various consultants, contractors, and suppliers
  • Participating on various development review teams and technical advisory committees supporting other internal departments
  • Implementing the parks master plans
  • Undertaking annual capital asset renewal and rehabilitation projects
  • Reviewing site plan applications, subdivision agreements, official plan amendments and other planning documents and circulations that impact town parks and open spaces
  • Annual replacement of pedestrian bridges and stairs across the town
  • Annual replacement of select playgrounds