25 Year Master Planning Initiative

Royal Botanical Gardens plays a vital role in your community providing environmental and economic benefits, ensuring green spaces and nurturing change that builds healthy, vibrant lives.

We are now embarking on a ground-breaking 25-year master plan that will position RBG as Canada’s leading environmental centre with world-class gardens, natural areas, programs, services and facilities that powerfully influence positive change in the way people interact with our planet.

The project is managed by Colliers Project Leaders. The Master Plan is being developed by a team of consultants led by the Primary Consultant, MT Planners. The long-term policy document will identify short-term capital projects to be addressed in the next five years as well as longer-term projects for the next 25 years. The plan is expected to be completed at the end of February 2020 and approved by RBG’s board of directors in mid-March 2020.

This bold initiative will provide the roadmap for Royal Botanical Gardens to ensure future generations will connect with plant-life in a unique environment, fostering awareness and care for a world that is under increasing ecological threat. RBG aims to instill in everyone we reach, a deeper awareness of themselves, their place on this planet and their role as protectors and stewards of the environment.

The Master Plan will be the roadmap to achieving RBG’s goals; namely to build the financial strength and independence to serve its future and to enhance infrastructure and amenities for current visitors and for new more diverse audiences from local, national and international markets.

RBG plans to achieve this by creating new revenue streams and leveraging and enhancing its existing land use plan. RBG will explore not only the living framework of the landscape, and its business and market, but the aspirations of RBG’s members and governance body. Planning will involve input from RBG stakeholders and will aim to deepen partnerships with municipalities, conservation authorities, commissions, and other provincial institutions.

At the heart of this plan is the critical need to nurture and protect ecosystems on a local, national and global scale. While the need to achieve financial sustainability is clear, RBG exists to affect real and positive change in how humanity interacts with our environment and has pledged to take full advantage of our resources, knowledge and reputation to make significant strides in this direction. To bring this Master Plan to fruition, significant fundraising efforts will be required and formalized throughout the planning process.

We look forward to involving you in this exciting initiative! Please check back for more updates as the master planning process progresses.

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