Roles & Responsibilities
- will advise on a restoration and revitalization plan for Grange Park that will be green, strikingly beautiful, resilient, sustainable, accessible, interactive as well as providing a place for contemplation while welcoming all neighbours, residents and visitors to our community by utilizing design excellence, state of the art conservation techniques and outstanding works of art; and,
- will advise on an on-going structure after the initial project to ensure that Grange Park is sustained at a consistently high level: well-tended, healthy lawns, shrubs and trees, gardens; well maintained park furniture and works of art; active program of recreational and community activities; and a safe environment especially for children, seniors and people with disabilities; pay tribute to the unique ethno-racial heritage in the community; utilize water features in park amenities.
- will carry out its work in a transparent manner and to engage in regular dialogue with local residents and neighbours;
- will develop a policy framework for the on-going operation and programs of Grange Park
- will strive to achieve consensus in its decision making.
- As the Institutional advocate for the Grange Park Project, the AGO will be financially and legally accountable for the project and:
- facilitate the work of the Grange Park Project Committee
- administer GPP funds including fundraising and the establishment of an endowment fund for on-going maintenance, and
- retain consultants and experts to implement the work program approved by the Grange Park Project Committee
- an AGO Trustee will co-chair the GPAC, in partnership with Councillor Adam Vaughan, will serve as the project liaison with the AGO Board and will be a spokesperson for the project.
- As the political advocate for the Grange Park Project, Councillor Vaughan:
- will co-chair the work of the GPPC, in partnership with an AGO Trustee.
- will act as a spokesperson for the project
- will act as the project liaison with City Hall.
- As community advocates, the neighbourhood representatives and at-large members will identify the public use needs for the park.
- Hold regular (monthly) meetings until the end of the project
- Identify/assess needs/interests of park users
- Utilize as appropriate previous research undertaken for Grange Park planning
- Advise on terms of reference for Park Design Brief
- Advise on terms of reference for commissioned works of art/play equipment
- Advise on selection of landscape architect and selection of artists
- Oversee implementation of the restoration and revitalization project
- Communicate project progress with larger community including translated materials
- Advise on donor recognition vehicles
- Establish sub-committees or project committees to work on various tasks