Opinion Montrealers need new ways of looking at parks

    Earlier this month, I travelled to Calgary to attend a national conference titled Heart of the City: Shaping the Future of City Parks in Canada. The event was put on by Park People, a relatively new organization that has brought together more than 110 community groups active in Metro Toronto parks (and beyond) and provides them with resources — workshops, webinars and publications — to help them improve city parks in various ways, including programming. There were delegates from 36 cities and from all 10 provinces.

    I came back with a better sense of what the City of Montreal and other municipalities on the island could do to improve our parks and increase the awareness of how important they are to our quality of life.

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