Growing food not golf

Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria BC
The city is looking at the possibility of creating new opportunities for food growing at its golf courses. 

See update on January 11, 2022 Committee meeting here:

** Deadline for feedback is July 12**

They need to hear that food is a priority for these neighbourhoods. Please share this with your networks and make it clear this is not about golf, it's about making green spaces available to more people and making space for food!

For additional information please visit the project webpage

Get involved

1. Online Survey: Now to July 12 

Share your ideas and feedback for the future of City Golf Courses by completing the online survey. The space for giving custom feedback is limited, so you can also send an email to the project staff person Alex Deighen

2. Local Virtual Community Meetings: July 5 - 10

There will be one local virtual community meeting for each of the five City-operated golf courses. Local residents and course users are encouraged to join the meeting to learn more about the operational review, get engaged in the conversation and share their thoughts and perspectives on the future of specific golf courses. Each meeting is limited to 200 people to allow for use of live closed captioning and live closed captioning translation features (over 100 languages available). Meeting details are below:

Tam O’Shanter Local Community Meeting (Birchmount north of Sheppard)

July 5, 2021  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   

Don Valley Local Community Meeting (Yonge and York Mills)*

July 6, 2021  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Humber Valley Local Community Meeting (Albion north of 401)*

July 7, 2021  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Scarlett Woods Local Community Meeting (Jane and Eglinton)*

July 8, 2021  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Dentonia Park Local Community Meeting (Victoria Park north of Danforth)

July 10, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

*Note: review staff have only identified 2 courses for food production (Tam O'Shanter and Dentonia) as the other courses are on floodplains. It's still important to speak out for food growing in the west and north as there may be opportunities for limited planting. And they still need to hear that people want to grow food!

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