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May 25, 2004
Parks and Recreation launches service review program ReActivate TO!
Residents of Toronto are invited to participate in ReActivate TO!,
Toronto Parks and Recreation's review of its programs and services. As part of
the review, eight public consultation sessions will be held across the city.
The first session takes place tonight at Humberwood Community Centre at 7 p.m.

At the sessions, participants will be asked to focus on their expectations of
Parks and Recreation, what they would do to improve programs and services, and
what they think Parks and Recreation's priorities should be.

"From the trees that line our city streets, to the pools and ice surfaces we
maintain, to the leadership we provide to our youth, to the programs residents
participate in, Parks and Recreation plays a significant role in the lives of
Torontonians," said Brenda Librecz, Acting General Manager, Parks and
Recreation. "It's important that we take the time to hear how residents -
adults, youth and children - feel about Parks and Recreation. We want to know
we're meeting their expectations and we want their input into how we plan for
the future, because it is their future. We look forward to hearing their
suggestions on how to reactivate Parks and Recreation."

The ReActivate TO! public consultation sessions, which consist of
small table discussions, take place at the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, May 25 7 to 9:30 p.m. Humberwood Community Centre, 850 Humberwood Blvd.
Wednesday, May 26 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd.
Thursday, May 27 7 to 9:30 p.m. Main Square Community Centre, 245 Main St.
Saturday, May 29 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon Northwood Community Centre, 15 Clubhouse Crt.
Monday, May 31 7 to 9:30 p.m. Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.
Tuesday, June 1 7 to 9:30 p.m. Burrows Hall Community Centre, 1081 Progress Ave.
Wednesday, June 2 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oriole Community Centre, 2975 Don Mills Rd, W.
Thursday, June 3 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St.

People interested in attending a ReActivate TO! session should register in
advance by calling 416-338-4386. Adults, youth (13 - 24 yrs.) and children (8 -
12 yrs.) are encouraged to attend. Attendant Care Services can be made
available with some advance notice. People should indicate their requirements
when registering. Limited care for children (2 ½ to 10 years) is available to
those who pre-register.

In addition to the sessions, residents can also voice their opinion about Parks
and Recreation by completing a survey, available at community centres or
on-line at or sending comments to:

Further details about ReActivate TO! can be found at

Following the consultations, a report and recommendations will be generated and
presented to the Economic Development and Parks Committee at the beginning of

Media contact:
Economic Development Culture and Tourism Media Hotline



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