Our culturally diverse group welcomes all interested women and invites them to participate in the process of identifying the needs of the community’s public spaces and planning strategies for change that will have a direct positive impact on the people of the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood.
Since 2008, the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee has strived to revitalize our community public green space – R.V. Burgess Park. With the efforts of the community, we’ve lobbied the City of Toronto to help improve our park. We’ve been extremely lucky to see the following improvements to R.V. Burgess Park:
Benches, water fountain, and picnic tables
Trees, flowers, new sod
Updated playground equipment and splash pad
Paved paths and power outlets
Thanks to the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee’s community revitalization projects, R.V. Burgess Park was the first Canadian park to be named a frontline park – a recognition awarded to “standout examples of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship.”
In addition to our work on transforming R.V. Burgess Park, the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee offers a number of programs to community members, with the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of women and our community. Our diverse programming provides individuals with the opportunity to develop professional skills, build relationships with fellow community members, and work together to build a stronger and healthier neighbourhood.