FOSS has previously written to Councillor Grimes with suggestions for dog park improvements .....
The City of Toronto is currently conducting a formal study of existing off-leash areas. The purpose of the study is to identify necessary/desired improvements. Here is the link to the study.
There are three ways to take part in the study:
- Take the online survey. It's critical to get your thoughts documented.
- Attend one of the pop-up consultations at a dog park this fall.
- Write email@example.com (Ian works for Swerhun Facilitation, and has been hired by Thinc Design (the City's consultants) to be the point person on the project. You could also email firstname.lastname@example.org, the general inbox for dogs off-leash areas.
The survey is pretty good. Know that if you identify yourself as a dog owner, you'll get the full survey, giving you the chance to express feedback on dog park design and more. If you say you don't have a dog, you'll only get a handful of questions. One question is about negative effects to the environment by off-leash dogs. Please tell it like it is. Please also include any solutions you'd like to suggest, if you wish.