Projects are identified through the Office of Councillor Wong-Tam. They will initiate a sequence of activities (i.e. submitting ideas, filling out a survey, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and prioritizing them) with the objective of making decisions supported by the community.
Projects include participatory components such as ideation/proposals (residents submit and vote on each others ideas), participatory budgeting (proposals are assigned a dollar value and voted on within the budget available), as well as meetings/events.
This project is part of Dog Off-Leash Area Revitalization
Allan Gardens Dog Off-Leash Area (OLA) has been identified as a priority by Councillor Wong-Tam based on the feedback received from OLA users and local residents over the past few years.
Allan Gardens in Ward 13’s largest OLA at 2,650sqm and as a destination OLA, it is one of the most used in Toronto. It features separated areas for small dogs and large dogs, iron fencing, a dog water fountain in the large dog area, and is accessible.
OLA users and local residents have expressed concerns including but not limited to:
- Lack of maintenance
- Broken gates
- Gaps in/under fencing
- Fence not suitable for small dogs
- No small dog water fountain
- Rough, muddy, deteriorating surface material & holes
- No irrigation (urine smell)
- No message board
- No human water fountain
This project aims to address these concerns through a complete revitalization and upgrade. To do so, we need your input!
Click here to view the project timeline. The timeline is subject to change.
The project is being fully funded using Section 37 - Community Benefits. A budget allocation will be set after the ideation phase so we can ensure it is informed by the desires of the community.