Policies & Guidelines

Park and Open Space Development Guide

The Park and Open Space Development Guide (PDF, 4.3 MB) is primarily used by the development community, consultants and city staff.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Identify the design and construction standards, policies and submission requirements.
  • Create the option for developers to build parks.
  • Ensure that the proposed parkland is efficient and sufficient in size, layout, location, and suitable topography, and supports both active and passive recreation for residents.
  • Improve the timing of the delivery of parks and open spaces within the city.
  • Promote contact and feedback with the development community on the provision of park and open space resources.

List of Appendices

  • Appendix A - Glossary
  • Appendix B - Planning Documentation
  • Appendix C - Drawing and Submission Standards
  • Appendix D - Standard Requirements for Park and Open Space Development
  • Appendix E - Internal and External Approvals
  • Appendix F - Parkland/Open Space and Trail Development Financing Agreement (PDFA/OSTDFA)
  • Appendix G - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Principles for Park and Open Space Design
  • Appendix H - Playground Equipment Standards
  • Appendix I - Spray Pad Standards
  • Appendix J - Product and Material Standards
  • Appendix K - Approved Tree Species for Parks and Open Spaces
  • Appendix L - Park and Open Space Standard Detail Drawings
  • Appendix M - Park and Open Space Standard Specifications


Cynthia Graham
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2337
Email: [email protected]