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ACTIVE NEIGHBOURHOODS CANADA IN REVIEW: 4 YEARS, 4 COMMUNITIES

June 15, 2017
Categories: Uncategorized.

Since 2013, the Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) project has been co-managed by Mikey Bennington and Car Martin. Throughout the life of this project, TCAT has had the opportunity to engage in participatory planning in four distinct communities in Ontario: The Donovan in Sudbury, County Rd 21/Highland St in Haliburton, Stewart St in Peterborough, and Thorncliffe & Flemingdon… Read more »

JOB POSTING: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

July 10, 2017
Categories: News.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership (CAP), is seeking a Community Coordinator to manage the implementation of a multi-year participatory planning project to improve active transportation in communities across Ontario. In 2013 a national partnership called Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) was formed to bring participatory… Read more »

A Complete Street Vision for County Road 21/Highland St. in Haliburton Ontario

March 15, 2017
Categories: Haliburton Village and News.

Over the past year and a half, TCAT has been working with The Communities in Action (CIA) Committee to undertake a rural Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project in Haliburton. The CIA Committee was formed in 2004 to create healthy and active rural communities through active transportation policy, research and multi-sector partnerships. As a result of this project,… Read more »

Active Neighbourhoods Design Workshop in Sudbury

November 23, 2016
Categories: News, Sudbury, and The Donovan. | Associated Neighbourhoods: Donovan Neighbourhood Sudbury.

  On October 19th, 2016 TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods team held a professional design workshop with staff from the City of Greater Subdury, local architects and community members from the Donovan neighbourhood. The design ideas brainstormed in this workshop focused on building from the momentum of work to improve Kathleen St. and Victory Park since the last… Read more »

Haliburton Traffic Calming Pop-Up

November 20, 2016
Categories: Haliburton Village and News. | Associated Neighbourhoods: Haliburton Village.

  On September 27th, 2016 residents of Haliburton County arrived at their popular Farmer’s market to find a new and improved parking lot entrance way. This traffic calming pop-up included clearly marked space for pedestrians, decreased entrance and exit lane widths and some decorative planters. The idea was developed by the Active Neighbourhoods team and… Read more »

Rail Deck Park Proposal in Toronto

August 15, 2016
Categories: News.

TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods interventions often function as a form of “urban acupuncture” – small changes to unlock big results for local neighbourhood health, safety and community cohesion. While these small, local projects are rewarding, we often wonder what it would be like if we could dream, and plan, on a bigger scale. So last week’s… Read more »

Release of Citizen-Led Neighbourhood Plan in Thorncliffe Park & Flemingdon Park

May 31, 2016
Categories: News and Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto.

The Active Neighbourhoods Project team at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is pleased to announce the release of a citizen-led Neighbourhood Plan that has a bold new vision for public spaces and streets in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. Built from the ideas and feedback of residents in these two neighbourhoods, and with… Read more »

Studying Active Transportation Experience in Haliburton

January 21, 2016
Categories: Haliburton Village and News. | Associated Neighbourhoods: Haliburton Village.

Car Martin, TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager & Sue Shikaze, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Centre; Photo Credit: Mikey Bennington . The Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project in Haliburton, launched last fall, recently completed a series of five focus groups with targeted stakeholders regarding their travel experiences in the community. The aim of these focus groups… Read more »

Professional Design Workshop in Peterborough

November 19, 2015
Categories: Downtown South, Peterborough and News. | Associated Neighbourhoods: Stewart Street Neighbourhood Peterborough.

Photo Credit: Mikey Bennington . On November 12th, 2015 TCAT, in partnership with GreenUP and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), kicked off the visioning phase of the Peterborough-based Active Neighbourhoods Project with a professional planning and design charrette. This workshop built on the research and engagement activities of the past year, which contributed to… Read more »

TCAT Hosts First of Six Community Workshops for Small-Scale Design Interventions

November 9, 2015
Categories: News and Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto.

Tuesday September 16 marked the first of six TCAT community design workshops to brainstorm small-scale public space interventions in Flemingdon Park. Through facilitated exercises, ideas from a recent public space survey are turned into creative proposals. Each workshop results in one winning proposal, with one of the six to be built upon conclusion. The Flemingdon… Read more »

Announcing TCAT’s 3rd Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project

November 8, 2015
Categories: Haliburton Village and News.

Haliburton Village to be the next Ontario site TCAT is pleased to announce the launch of its third Active Neighbourhoods project in collaboration with our local partner Communities in Action (CIA). CIA’s extensive work in Haliburton County has built momentum and improved conditions for walking and cycling over the past decade. In 2014, CIA updated their… Read more »

Active Neighbourhoods Canada Update: Participatory Process & Professional Practice

July 14, 2015
Categories: Downtown South, Peterborough and News.

    Active Neighbourhoods Canada’s (ANC) participatory planning projects have a goal to create green, active and healthy neighbourhoods in communities across Canada. We use participatory methods to improve the conditions for walking and cycling in ways that reflects the local communities. At the heart of this process is a belief that a closer and… Read more »

Fresh Perspectives on Public Space: Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Jane’s Walk

May 12, 2015
Categories: News and Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto.

On Sunday May 3rd, TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods project team joined up with the Toronto Emerging ARTivist’s (TEA) to lead a walking tour through Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park. The walk began in Flemingdon Park, walking down Don Mills Road and into the ravine, then meandering through the ravine and up into Thorncliffe Park on the other… Read more »

Discussing Design Solutions for Tower Neighbourhoods: Professional Workshop for Thorncliffe & Flemingdon

April 1, 2015
Categories: News and Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto.

On March 25th, the Active Neighbourhoods Ontario team along with 50 interdisciplinary professionals convened at the new Ismaili Community Centre to discuss the possibilities for better street & public space design. The workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges present in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon, drawing on the past 8 months of community engagement and research… Read more »

Engaging Youth in community-planning through the Young Urbanist Summer Camp!

October 14, 2014
Categories: News and Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto.

From August 25th to the 27th, TCAT brought participatory urban planning to local youth from Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park in the form of the Young Urbanist Summer Camp! As part of the Active Neighbourhoods Canada project, this camp transformed a room at the Flemingdon Health Centre into an urban design studio where kids aged… Read more »