It All Begins With Space

With Social Planning Toronto, the SPACE Coalition is diverse group of city and provincial organizations, community groups and individuals that aims to maximize community use of public space. 

We advocate for welcoming, affordable, accessible, and equitable access to public space for all residents. 

We have reached over 300 groups in addition to the thousands of citizens across Toronto and Ontario that Coalition members serve.

Want to learn more? Attend one of our meetings.


  • Latest from the blog

    COVID Update and Next Meeting

    As 2020 comes to an end, the SPACE Coalition would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our learnings from this year and look forward to what lies ahead in 2021. The SPACE team has met several times, plus several members of our Leadership Team have attended the TDSB’s Community Use of Schools Community Advisory Committee (CUSCAC) meetings in October, November and December. Today’s message will: share what we heard at CUSCAC meetings, note issues and thoughts we have identified regarding community use in general, outline our thinking about community use of schools as we move forward through the coming “Vaccine Administration” period and eventually into an anticipated “Herd Immunity” period, and provide some additional information resources.
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    2020-2021 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

    Every year the provincial government seeks input from individuals and organizations to build their budget. The provincial budget impacts community use of space in many ways, both directly and indirectly. This year, the SPACE Coalition provided a pre-budget submission which focused on community use of school spaces. We made three concrete recommendations: Restore the Priority School Initiative (PSI) funding. As early as possible, confirm the Summer Focus On Youth (FOY) funding for facilities and jobs for students facing challenges. Increase Community Use of Schools (CUS) funding by the cost of inflation to offset increases in labour and utilities costs.
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  • Upcoming events

      SPACE Coalition Meeting


    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 02:30 PM

    RSVP to squeiser (at) socialplanningtoronto.org to receive Zoom meeting details.


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