Revitalizing School Grounds
School ground revitalization plays a pivotal role in helping the TDSB to reduce its carbon footprint and adapt to climate change. Improving the quality of school grounds is an investment that increases in value over time. TDSB school ground revitalization projects began in the 1990s and continue to provide many benefits including environmental teaching and learning, play and physical development opportunities, increased biodiversity, shade and respite from urban heat islands, and space to grow gardens.
Reviewing the viability of a school ground revitalization project is the first step for schools to receive approval, guidance, and support to plan, create, and maintain these outdoor projects. This is facilitated through the Viability Review meeting process.