TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) Project in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park will be hosting a professional urban design workshop for planners, architects and engineers. Attendees will propose potential design solutions based on the community’s vision as well as data collected throughout the project. The workshop will take place in late March, 2015. Stayed tuned for our official announcement with the date, time and registration details.
In the Stewart St. Neighbourhood of Peterborough, we’ve begun surveying local residents about their streets for our second ANC project in Ontario. Over the next few months we will host participatory urban planning activities with our partners GreenUp, The Stewart St. Neighbourhood Association, B!KE, Trent University, the Trent Community Research Centre, The City of Peterborough and The Peterborough County-City Health Unit.
ANC is a pan-Canadian project happening in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Check out the 2014 winter issue of Plan Canada Magazine where ANC is featured for its community of practice on page 51. This community offers a platform for each provincial team to share expertise on participatory planning and community engagement across all projects nation-wide.
You can hear more about ANC on April 1, when Project Manager Mikey Bennington will present on participatory planning methodologies at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto. He will also be presenting on the value of campus-community partnerships within the ANC project at CUExpo in Ottawa on May 29.