The Town of New Tecumseth (the Town) is seeking the services of a consulting firm (The Firm) to provide an update to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.
The Town of New Tecumseth is a unique municipality comprised of three vibrant urban centers, Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham with a population of approximately 30,000 and poised for growth. The Town of New Tecumseth is one of sixteen area municipalities, located within the County of Simcoe and is serviced by Highways 400, 89 and 9 and County Roads 10 and 50.
New Tecumseth is experiencing a steady rate of growth which is expected to continue in future years. The last Master Planning exercise for parks, recreation and culture services was completed in January 2009. The document has guided Council and staff over the past years to assist with planning, budgeting and service delivery. Additional plans and studies have been completed since 2009 to guide the development activities within the three urban centres of Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham. While these updates have provided guidance in the planning related to parks & open space, and facility requirements, they did not address overall service delivery needs, gaps in service, service levels, or general surveys of public satisfaction and emerging needs. With a growing, changing and diverse urban, rural and agricultural community, the Parks, Recreation and Culture department is undertaking a comprehensive planning exercise to update its Master Plan.