TOCore - Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS)

The City of Toronto is conducting a study that looks at how downtown Toronto should grow in the decades ahead, including the physical and social infrastructure that will be needed to keep it a great place to live, work, learn and play.

TOcore is a three-year inter-divisional study, led by the City Planning Division, and includes Parks, Forestry and Recreation; Economic Development and Culture; Transportation Services; Toronto Water; Social Development, Finance and Administration, Children’s Services, the Environment & Energy Office, Shelter, Support & Housing, Toronto Public Health, and Toronto Employment & Social Services, in addition to the many agencies and organizations that serve and support the downtown core.

"PiPS" stands for Planners in Public Spaces, which is a public engagement initiative started by City Planning in 2013 in order to advance actionable items of its Strategic Plan, under the Strategic Director for Clear, Consistent and Compelling Communication.  

The basic purpose of Planners in Public Spaces is to bring planners to the people and provide opportunities for the public to engage with City Planners, one-on-one, on issues that affect the City and specific concerns they may have about development and policy in the city. The TOcore team will be going out to the downtown on a number of dates and events as scheduled below: 

  • Open Streets TO, Matt Cohen Parkette - August 16, 2015 (9am - 1pm)
  • Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays - August 30, 2015 (10am - 5pm)
  • Allen Gardens Environment Day - September 12, 2015 (10am - 2pm)


I encourage everyone to stop by and speak to a City Planner about TOCore and offer your feedback.