Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)

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Research Mandate

Research into the use and administration of public spaces

posted Fall 2008

CELOS Research includes detailed chronicling of activities at Dufferin Grove Park, other parks, and other common spaces such as laneways and sidewalks.

An outgrowth of this has been the detailed documentation of interaction with administrative bodies responsible for public space, notably the Toronto Department of Parks, Forestry, and Recreation, Transportation, and Toronto Fire.

A further development has been research into the workings of these administrative bodies. In aid of this, CELOS has launched a number of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

All three areas of research (activities, communication, and administration) also sometimes involve legal research.

All three research activities are ongoing, and a major goal of CELOS is to organize and supplement an already formidable collection of information, in such a way as to make the information available and useful for public discussion among stakeholders of public space.

All ongoing research is made available to the public through CELOS and related websites.

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