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​​​​​Parks & Recreation Master Plan.

Master Plan Overview:

The purpose of this Master Plan is to provide “recommendations and strategic directions for the provision of services and facilities” to 2028, while enhancing “the traditional parks and master plan process by integrating the concept of healthy, active living with long term planning recommendations and strategies.”

Recreation is defined as, “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.”

Final Draft Documents:

2018 Parks & Recreation Master Plan - Final Draft Report (Executive Summary).pdf

2018 Parks & Recreation Master Plan - Final Draft Report.pdf​​

12/24/2018 1:00 PM

​Final Draft Review

The final draft of the Township of Tiny Parks and Recreation Master Plan is available for review from December 24, 2018 to January 24, 2019. It is provided in two forms: the full document, and a shorter summary. Paper copies will be made available for review at the Municipal Offices.

The following survey documents each of the Plan's 53 recommendations and 12 suggested healthy living initiatives, organized by topic as in the Master Plan, for the public to comment on. Please complete the survey in one sitting. Your responses will be kept confidential and you are not required to provide your name. Each section is introduced by commentary from the Summary report. The relevant pages in the full Master Plan report are provided for reference to discussion supporting each of the recommendations.

Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2019​

​After January 24, community feedback will be reviewed and addressed in the Plan, as appropriate. The Master Plan will then go to Township Council for consideration and adoption. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments.​​

12/21/2018 4:30 PM
5/26/2018 9:00 AM

Open House 3

Tiny Community Centre
8:30 AM to 10 AM 
The Township of Tiny is close to completing its Parks and Recreation Master Plan. It will serve to guide planning for future indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, program/activities, and parks, trails, and other green space that is owned or managed by the Township, and will consider collaborations with other providers (e.g., volunteers, nearby municipalities) as options to meeting local needs. We are interested in feedback from the community before finalizing the Plan’s draft recommendations.
We are interested in your comments. If you have views/opinions on the recommendations, please provide them using the comment sheet under the appropriate heading and number, as it appears on the draft document. The deadline for return is June 6, 2018.​​

3/22/2018 9:00 AM

​Open House 2

Receive an update and provide your input into the Township's Recreation Master Plan on Thursday, March 22nd from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the Springhill Suites Marriott 612 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan, Ontario - Conference Room.​​​

3/12/2018 9:00 AM

​Report to Council

Presentation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Backgrounder and Community Consultation Results.​

Community Consultation Results.pdf

11/23/2017 9:00 AM

​Online Survey

Please note: The survey will be accessible until 11:59 pm on Monday, December 18, 2017.

To residents of the Township of Tiny: If you have not received a call from Oraclepoll Research to participate in the survey for the Recreation Master Plan, we invite you to please follow the link below to complete the online version of the same questionnaire.

If you would prefer to complete the survey over the phone with an interviewer, please call Oraclepoll Research toll free at the following phone number:

11/15/2017 9:00 AM

​Random Phone Call Survey

To be administered between November 15th and 22nd

If you get a call from Oraclepoll requesting your participation in the Recreation Master Plan survey, please take the time to provide your input to the interviewer. Your thoughts, interests, and opinions are important to developing a community-responsive master plan.​
11/14/2017 9:00 AM

​Open House

Provide your input into the Township's Recreation Master Plan on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Poster: Recreation Plan Open House.pdf

Presentation: 2107.11.14 Tiny RMP Open House No. 1 Presentation.pdf



Implementation Status


Environmental Scan:

  • Meetings with municipal representatives

  • Community profile – Township & region

  • Inventories: programs, facilities, parks & trails

  • Service delivery

  • Trends

  • Health-active living research



Stakeholder Consultation:

  • Surveys

    • Random telephone surveys

    • Online survey

    • Quick Ballot Response Cards

    • Volunteer program/activity groups

    • Community organizations

  • Focus groups & partnership roundtable

  • Consult adjacent municipalities



Service Needs Assessment:

  • Programs, Activities & Special Events: service required to meet interests, age, location, affordability, and accessibility requirements

  • Culture & Recreation Facilities: indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities to meeting program needs through improvement or new provision

  • Park, Trails & Natural Areas: parkland needed to accommodate facility requirements, and open space, trails, etc. beyond facility accommodation

  • Service Delivery Framework: role of Township, financing, legislation, municipal policy and service standards, and human resources to implement service directions in each area



Implementation & Monitoring:

  • Open house: review draft plan & recommendations

  • Integrated implementation plan: coordinate recommendations, high level costs, funding, next steps, marketing & communications, updates

  • Final Township of Tiny Parks & Recreation Master Plan

In progress...

The Respon​sibilitie​s of our Consultants

1. To provide a variety of opportunities for public input;

2. To understand various perspectives on parks and recreation needs in the community;

3. To balance these in develop​​ing recommendations that are reasonable and feasible to the
​    Township to pursue in its responsibility for public recreation assets and services; and

4. To provide direction on the timing and high-level costs of implementation to 2028.

​​M​ehak, Kelly & Associates (Mary Catherine)

Mary Catherine has worked in municipal culture and recreation services planning for 20 years and, as a member of different consulting teams, has completed a wide range of municipal culture and recreation master plans, strategic plans and facility feasibility studies. Her experience encompasses both urban and rural municipalities. Mary Catherine has a solid portfolio in research and critical analysis, the design and administration of public engagement programs, facility and service needs assessments, policy evaluation and implementation plans. Her approach to service planning attaches equal importance to arts and culture, and sports and recreation, as significant contributors to individual and community well-being.

Thinc Design (Mike Tocher)

Mike's portfolio of experience is balanced between large scale master planning, site planning, parks design, detailed design, and construction management. He has professional degrees in landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental science from the Universities of Guelph and Calgary. As a planner, Mike has been involved in a number of main street and downtown studies looking at the development potential of sites, urban form, and opportunities for pedestrian linkages/public realm improvements. As a landscape architect, Mike's experience includes a wide range of urban, suburban and rural public spaces from open space master planning and environmental management plans to detailed design, tender drawing preparation and contract administration. This includes a variety of streetscape projects taking projects from concept through to construction.​

Oraclepoll Research

Oraclepoll Research Limited is a multilingual and full market public opinion polling, market research, program evaluation and consulting services. We provide quantitative and qualitative research that includes project design, data collection and reporting using telephone surveys (with our multilingual call centre staff), online surveys, focus groups (on-site and online), mail surveys, personal interviews, mall intercept and exit surveys. Since our inception in 1995, we have worked with industry, all levels of government, not for profit and advocacy groups to deliver timely and relevant information.​

Liem Strategic Integration Inc.​

Liem Strategic Integration Inc. (LSI) is a multi-disciplinary professional services consulting firm who works with various industry, public-sector, private-sector, and non-profit organizations. We combine evidence-based decision making, innovation, and rigour to all of our consulting assignments. We focus on customer relations and deliver innovation through specialized and dedicated consulting services that empower our clients to quickly respond to complex and changing environments.​

Previous Recreation Master Plan:

Please click the link below to view the previously completed Master Plan document from 2006.

2006 Recreation Master Plan.pdf*

*Note: Document reads "Draft Final Report," please disregard as this document is the final copy.​

Request for Proposals For The Update of the 2006 Recreation Master Plan:

Click the docuemtn below to view the original RFP which outlines the direction the Township will proceed with the update to the previous Master Plan.

Township of Tiny Recreation Master Plan - Request for Proposal June 2017.pdf

Additional Information:

Please contact Bonita Desroches, Director of Recreation, for any additional information at (705) 526-4204 ext. 230 or at​​.​