Designing community green spaces is important to Canadians, no matter what the cost

Green spaces are important, no matter the price tag. 

This green roof provides valuable green space in an urban setting and is visible from surrounding condo towers.

Green roofs are one way to maintain the presence of outdoor green space while allowing for intensification of neighbourhoods, such as Regent Park in Toronto.

“Canadians agree, community green spaces are an integral part of our identity,” said Karen
Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group. “As the pace of life around us intensifies, Canadians value outdoor spaces in their communities where they can find common ground. We’re proud to continue addressing this need by rejuvenating public green spaces, and ensuring that they’re functional, modern and inclusive for generations to come.”

Among the key findings:

  • 77 per cent feel there is room for improvement with growing interest in sustainable buildings and infrastructure
  • Canadians place a high priority on proximity to community green space when selecting a neighbourhood in which to live
  • When designing community green spaces for the future, Canadians believe a diverse mix of groups should be considered.
  • Designing environmentally sustainable community green spaces is important to Canadians, no matter the price tag.

The report can be downloaded here.