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Rouge National Urban Park Initiative

Public Involvement 2014

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NEW! Rouge National Urban Park draft management plan released for public engagement

We're pleased to announce that the Rouge National Urban Park draft management plan has now been released for public viewing and feedback (PDF, 2.4 MB). Here is a link to an on-line survey about the plan. Your feedback is important and we look forward to hearing from you!

Like most areas managed by Park Canada, Rouge National Urban Park will be required to have a management plan, a guiding document that articulates a long-term vision, strategies, objectives activities and targets.

The plan builds on a continuing and extensive program of stakeholder and public meetings, a Youth workshop, First Nations engagement, and the development of the Park Concept in 2012. Input received from nearly 10,000 Canadians and over 100 stakeholder groups was used in the development of the draft plan. In addition, the draft plan has benefitted from the input of municipal and provincial governments and other government agencies. It also acknowledges the almost three decades of citizen engagement in the Rouge Park, the legacy of past plans for various sections of the park, and current plans of the conservation authority, municipalities, and the province.

A formal public engagement process on Rouge National Urban Park's draft management plan will be undertaken in the months of July, August and September, with public open house meetings planned for the following dates and locations:

September 9 in Markham
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd
Markham, ON L3P 3J3
7 pm

September 10 in Scarborough
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258
45 Lawson Road
Scarborough, ON M1C 2J1
7 pm

September 16 in Pickering
Pickering Recreation Complex, O'Brien Room
1867 Valley Farm Rd
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
7 pm

September 18 in downtown Toronto
Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall
317 Dundas St West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
7 pm

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We look forward to hearing from or seeing you soon.