Councillor Josh Matlow

Toronto OKs 20-year parks and rec master plan, but will need $2B to pay for it

November, 9, 2017
John Rieti
CBC News

Parks staff warn nearly 200,000 on waiting list for recreational programs and facilities.

With Toronto’s parks and recreation facilities in huge demand, city council approved a long-term $2 billion plan Thursday to build and maintain them across the city.

In 2016, parks staff reported the waiting lists for programs and facilities had 198, 228 names on them — more than double what it was in 2007. At that rate, they warn that number could top 400,000 by 2025.

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