Understanding what a community needs begins with understanding the community has. With that in mind, the DPCA’s Spring project was a community audit that happened on April 28th at 6:30 – 8:30.
A Community Audit involves walking a predetermined route in a neighbourhood, cataloging concerns, opportunities, and observations on the topics we care about. We’re confident that the insights drawn from the audit can help make our neighbourhood better, all while getting some fresh air and getting to know the people we live near.
This audit assessed the community from five distinct lenses:
- Safety Needs, supported by representatives from METRAC and Police Services 14 Division.
- Infrastructure Needs, supported by representatives from the City of Toronto’s Toronto Hydro and MLS property services.
- Environmental Needs, supported by Toronto Parks Staff.
- Transportation Needs, supported by Toronto Transportation Services.
- Arts & Culture needs, supported by the Dovercourt Park Community Association and local artists.
We’re working through the data collected from the audit and will hopefully have a report on the area ready in the coming months.
We’re also interested in running more audits! Vote for your favourite below!