City Consulting on Web Tools

The City of Toronto is working on the design, development and implementation of a new website that is citizen-centric and service-focused, with a new look and feel.  As part of this project, a number of sessions are being organized looking for feedback on key web design elements.

The City will team with Ipsos Reid to host a Citizenlab – an in-person survey and focus group event – at the North York Civic Centre on Wednesday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Several spaces are still available for local residents.  For more information, and to participate,visit the project website by September 19.  You can also register as aDigital Citizen Advisor to find out about all future opportunities!

Parks, Forestry and Recreation is also collecting feedback on its recent registration process. The online system was upgraded this fall to allow for easier navigation finding programs of interest and expanded to allow 25% more traffic on the server at any given time. The City is continuing the process of replacing its online registration interface expecting to have a new system in place by the end of next year.  Earlier this month, Mayor Tory announced a partnership with OCAD University’s Visual Analytics Lab to help use open data, provided by the City, to help improve this system.

If you were one of the 200,000 residents who signed up for a recreation program this month, please consider completing the survey here.