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September 30/12 22:06 pm - City of Toronto: Beare Road Park Master Plan Meeting Oct. 11th

Posted by Editoress on 09/30/12

It is especially critical that we have mountain bike representation at this meeting, since IMBA Canada staff will all be Santa Fe, NM for the IMBA World Summit at this time. Plans for the park include the potential for a mountain bike facility, and we NEED mountain bikers there to ask for and support this.

The voice of the environmentalists has been especially strong here (despite the fact that this is an old land fill site), and unless we are able to balance the conversation with the positive aspects of recreation, we stand to lose access to this area for mountain biking as well.

PLEASE, spread the word, and urge representatives from your clubs and circles of influence to be there. The more warm bodies we can have in the room, the better.

Lora Woolner, Executive Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada)



The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting where you can learn more about the Beare Road Park Master Plan project, and provide your input on its new Master Plan.

We invite you to join us at the first public meeting.

Date:  Thursday, October 11, 2012

Time:  6:30pm  - 8:30pm

Location:  Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School, 40 Sewells Road, Toronto, ON M1B 3G5

RSVP is appreciated but not required. If you are able to attend please RSVP by email to

At the meeting on October 11th, the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation project team will give a presentation that includes background information about the site and the existing conditions. Parks Canada will also be at the meeting to provide an update on the neighbouring proposed Rouge National Urban Park and their consultation process.

The City of Toronto will specifically be seeking feedback regarding the vision that users and residents have for the park, guiding principles that should influence park design, and the consultation process. Other public meetings will follow as the plan progresses.

For additional details, please see the attached invitation.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please request any additional accommodations necessary when you RSVP.  We look forward to meeting with you


Igor Hoogendoorn, Ontario Regional Coordinator, International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada


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