City of Toronto
For our second assignment and to provide you with a first-hand understanding of thisprocess, you will develop your own informed contribution to the Official Plan revisionprocess.BACKGROUND: The City of Toronto is reviewing the Official Plan, which will result in arevised vision for the city to 2051. The City of Toronto is calling this Official Plan reviewprocess “Our Plan Toronto”. THE REPORT: After thoroughly reviewing all of the above background materials, youwill develop your own contribution to the public consultation process. You will beginwith a brief introduction to the process followed by you addressing several questions onareas that are key to the development of a vision for Toronto to strive for over thecoming years. For your contribution to be complete, you should apply what we have learned in class(and other classes) to add depth and context. The submission will include some of yourpersonal opinion. This is your chance to SYNTHESIZE what you have learned over thesemester.WRITING: The ability to communicate clearly, effectively and succinctly is one of themost important skills to have as a planner. The writing should be reasonably formal anddisplay an informed grasp of the Official Plan revision process. Avoid the use of slangand be careful about using jargon and technical terms. Do not use abbreviations.Be concise: Decision-makers tend to be busy people, with lots of documents demandingtheir attention. Keep your submission as focused and concise as possible so that yourreaders spend only the minimum time required to glean the information they need fromthem. Conciseness is a product of thoroughly revising and editing your submission instages.Write clearly: No matter how complex the issue, or the recommendation, your ideasmust be clearly thought out and readable.Accuracy: Policy recommendations must be based on the most recent, accurate andcomplete information available. Review the materials we have considered in the courseto ensure the accuracy of your submission.IMPORTANT: Your submission is NOT simply a re-writing of the background materials.NOTE: If you cite a source, you will insert a (source) in the text and include abibliography at the end of the report (the bibliographywill be in addition to the expectedeport length).