SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH
The urban planning focused community gathering with a goal:
Mayor John Tory will join us to open the event at 12-12:15pm. To ensure a warm welcome, join us for a pre-event hot chocolate toast and snow shoe practice at Florence Gell Park at 11:45.
12-2pm @ Florence Gell Park
DESIGN CHALLENGE SITE WALK
Urban Land Institute volunteer Alex Brograntz (Business Director at EveryUrban) will lead our Urban Planning Design Challenge Site Walk for students interested/registered, providing insight on the project. The site walk will end at the historic Lambton House by 2pm.
OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN
Music Coach Sarah Saskin will be kicking off our outdoor programming with an all-ages friendly song circle. We'll follow with loose parts ice and wood building for little ones, an outdoor friendly winter craft and mystery snow equipment lessons and race.
2-4pm @ Lambton House
URBAN PLANNING HUB
This historic York building will be transformed into an Urban Planning Hub where students and community will gather, attend mini-sessions from 2:00-4:00pm and mix and mingle over food and non-alcoholic beverages.
2:00 PM - WINNING STRATEGIES FOR DESIGN CHALLENGES
Alex Brogantz will share what he has learned from connecting developers, architects, communities and cities through an online challenge based platform. His wisdom will guide students to develop and submit competitive projects to challenges like our Urban Planning Design. This round table session will allow plenty of time for questions. Students, parents, and community welcomed.
2:30 PM - 100 YEARS OF WARREN PARK ROADS
Elisabeth Van Rensburg will give a historical look at the development of what is now known as Warren Park, and the roads within it. Elisabeth will be sharing photos and knowledge from Heritage York's archives.
3:00 PM - COMMUNITY STORYTELLING, PT. 1 NEIGHBOURHOOD MAPPING
Sneha Mandhan takes on a journey to understand how everyone experiences cities in very different ways based on their histories, lived experiences, and identities. Through an individual neighbourhood mapping exercise, we will draw maps of your neighbourhood that highlight places that are important to you.
3:30 PM - COMMUNITY STORYTELLING, PT. 2 MONOLOGUE-WRITING
Amrita Kumar-Ratta will guide us to understand how our relationships between our bodies, our diverse identities, our emotional experiences, and our communities are complex and multifaceted. Through a monologue-writing exercise, we will creatively and expressively engage with these relationships between who we are, what are stories are, and what our experiences of ‘home’ is. We will end by sharing our stories with the larger group, a beautiful and powerful way to connect more with each other and learn from each other’s experiences.
Community Storytelling Pt. 1 - Neighbourhood Mapping
Come out this Sunday for
HOT EAT HOT DRINKS URBAN PLANNING DESIGN CHALLENGE OUTDOOR WINTER FUN HUMBER VALLY HISTORY FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMUNITY CONNECTION ALL AGES + FREE
ATTN: ALL STUDENTS
WP's Urban Planning Design Challenge is now open for registration
Post secondary, high school, and elementary students and classrooms are invited to register for Warren Park's Urban Planning Design Challenge by Wednesday February 15th.
Participate in a real-life, City of Toronto, community challenge, with opportunities to learn about the city's urban planning process, connect with students across different schools and education levels, and build relationships with professionals in the field.
THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
In support of
WINTER WALK TO SCHOOL DAY FEB. 1ST
We're helping our local schools come together to share resources and support for improvements to St. Mark's Hill. We're combining participation in WINTER(safety)FEST with Ontario Active School Travel's Winter Walk Day 2023.
Participation can be tracked in EcoSchool's Canada low carbon commuting actions, contributing to student environmental awareness and climate action.
Local schools can follow our 4-step outline to participating >