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The pivot toward parks: How can we sustain creative activation of our public spaces beyond the pandemic?

7 Questions: Perspectives on the future of parks and public spaces – A webinar series
Hosted: octobre 20, 2020

COVID-19 showed us how space, resources, and power can be reallocated to create new possibilities for our parks and public spaces.

Community-led projects have helped parks pivot toward serving food security, active transportation, arts, and local businesses – like never before.

What are the practical implications of reimagining parks’ role in communities? What systems do we need to reimagine in order for us to build parks back better?

This webinar tackles these big questions to get communities excited about collaborating with city staff for a new vision for park activation. 


  • Sabina Ali, Executive Director at Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, 
  • Sarah Common & Alice ‘Ali’ Kenny, Hives for Humanity Society, 
  • Leslie Campbell, Senior Coordinator of Special Projects, FoodShare Toronto, 
  • Rebecca Till, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Vancouver Park Board. 

Moderator: Adam Hasham, Research Assistant, Park People. 

In partnership with The Canadian Urban Institute.

A webinar in partnership with

Canadian Urban Institute

Generously supported by

TD Ready Commitment
Metcalf Foundation