Community Engagement & Active Transportation: Two Demonstration Projects in Toronto

In 2013, with funding from the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, TCAT entered into a partnership with Toronto Public Health to share knowledge about the health benefits of walking and cycling, discover feasible design options to improve cycling and walking, and gather information on community need and preference in two Toronto neighbourhoods: the Annex and Black Creek. Throughout 2013, TCAT created a three-stage community engagement method involving key informant interviews, capacity building workshops, and community consultation events. TCAT created visualizations of the top community-identified solutions in both neighbourhoods (featured above.)

To get a snapshot of the year’s findings, read TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea’s blog posting on the CLASP website. Or download the full report below.

CLASP Final Report