The following initial actions are proposed
as the first steps in the process of revitalizing the campus open spaces.
1. Obtain University approval of the
Primary Objectives of Investing in the Landscape as
high level goals for the revitalization of the campus open spaces.
2. Obtain University approval of the
Revitalization Armature as the long term planning focus of open space
3. Obtain University approval of the
Demonstration Site projects outlined in Investing in the Landscape,
to allow fundraising for these projects to begin.
4. Obtain University approval of the
Recommendations outlined in Investing in the Landscape to
establish strategies for open space revitalization.
5. Establish the Open Space Revitalization
Office (OSRO) to continue the process begun by the 1997 Open Space
Visioning Exercise and Investing in the Landscape.
Once established, the first priorities
for the OSRO should be placed on four activities.
1. The OSRO should use the Recommendations
in Investing in the Landscape as guidelines for open
space development of all kinds on the campus.
2. The OSRO should coordinate the preparation
and distribution of technical studies related to the removal of the
Queen's Park Crescent overpass and the pedestrian improvements to
this district. The partnerships with the adjacent institutions and
the appropriate City of Toronto departments should be formalized,
leading to a presentation to the Toronto Community Council for endorsement.
3. A similar liaison should be established
with the City of Toronto related to the technical requirements of
reconfiguring the streets of the West Campus.
4. The Demonstration Sites and the order-of-magnitude
Costing Study (prepared as a background technical report for this Plan)
should be used to develop a funding program for the Revitalization Armature.