Hanlan's Point Beach Community Workshop

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Hanlan's Point Beach Community Workshop

Join us for a workshop to discuss proposals for improving Hanlan's Point Beach from the draft Toronto Island Park Master Plan.

By City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry & Recreation

When and where

Date and time

Monday, February 27 · 6 - 9pm EST


The 519 Community Centre 519 Church St Ballroom (Top Floor) Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9 Canada

About this event

NOTE: We hit reached capacity! Please join our waiting list. We are exploring different options for ensuring folks who want to participate are able to. Once we know more details we will send a message to all registrants, including waitlist.

For thousands of years, the Toronto Islands have been a place for healing and ceremony for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other diverse Indigenous communities. The Island, and Hanlan's Point Beach, hold significant historic importance for 2S LGBTQ+ communities and continues to be an oasis for Torontonians from all walks of life today. In recent years, the park has faced pressures, such as increased demand, aging infrastructure and flooding.

Over the last 2.5 years, the City has been engaging on the development of a Master Plan to guide long-term improvements to Toronto Island Park, including Hanlan’s Point Beach. Through this process, we’ve heard ideas from hundreds of beach users. Many of these ideas are reflected in the draft Master Plan.

We want to get this plan right, so we’re inviting Hanlan’s beach users to join us in a safe and collaborative environment to learn more about the draft plan and the ideas specific to Hanlan’s to discuss and refine them.

To learn more about the Master Plan process and what's in the draft Plan, visit the project webpage.


6:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Welcome & Presentation

The Toronto Island Master Plan team will share details of the proposals related to Hanlan's Point Beach, contextualizing them within the feedback received & the entirety of the draft Master Plan.

6:20 PM - 6:35 PM

Questions of Clarification

Your chance to as the project team questions about the proposals.

6:35 PM - 7:50 PM


For this portion of the meeting, we'll break out into small groups of 10 or less for self-guided discussions on the Hanlan's-related proposals in the Master Plan. Supplementary materials with additio...

7:55 PM - 8:15 PM


Each table will provide a high-level de-brief of their conversations to the rest of the group, while a project team member facilitates.

8:15 PM - 8:25 PM

Wrap-Up & Next Steps

A member of the project team will share next steps and conclude the meeting.

About the organizer

Toronto’s parks, recreation facilities and natural spaces are places where Torontonians come together to build community and play, celebrate and explore. Through the Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division’s role as stewards of these spaces, we contribute to the city’s social and environmental resilience by ensuring that our parks, playing fields, recreation centres, ice rinks and pools, along with tree-lined streets, trails, forests, meadows, marshes, and ravines, are beautiful, safe and accessible, that they expand and adapt to meet the needs of a growing city, and are filled with vibrant, active, and engaged communities.

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