COUNCILLOR

MICHAEL THOMPSON

WARD 37, SCARBOROUGH CENTER

  • Metropolis Magazine designated Toronto as the world's most livable city in 2015.

  • Toronto Life named our community one of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods

  • Toronto is home to people from 160 counties speaking more than 100 distinct languages

  • The Economist magazine named Toronto the world’s most livable city in 2015

  • Scarborough is on the leading edge of Toronto’s march toward greater cultural and economic diversity.

Developing Toronto’s Basketball Strategy

Toronto’s Local Basketball Has A New Champion

Councillor Thompson is leading a City-wide effort to coordinate and grow community-based basketball across the Toronto.

In 2014, the Councillor introduced a motion to City Council which directed the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division to bring together Toronto’s basketball community to develop a new “Basketball Development Plan” for the City. Community stakeholders approached include Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Basketball Canada, The Toronto Raptor Foundation, the Basketball Leadership Academy (BLA), Ontario Basketball Association (OBA), MLSE and others.

The Basketball Development Plan (BDP) aims to build the capacity and sustainability of community-based basketball programs across Toronto and to promote accessible opportunities for all residents to participate in recreational basketball.

If you would like to participate with us in developing and implementing the Plan, please contact our office by email at jgoldin2@toronto.ca.