Terms of Use

Island Stories


Island Stories is a campaign to encourage Torontonians to reflect on the importance of Toronto Island Park on their lives by sharing their favourite memories of it. It is also meant to raise awareness of the upcoming process to develop a new Master Plan for Toronto Island Park, which will guide the future development of the park for many years to come. Island Stories is looking to collect your stories, photographs, video links, art or social media posts via the website and using the #islandstories hashtag.

Terms of Use

Submissions will be reviewed by City of Toronto Staff or High Top Staff to ensure that the appropriate guidelines below are met. Photographs and videos that include identifiable minor children will require the consent of their legal guardian prior to posting. The completed multimedia consent form can be emailed as an attachment to EngagePDCP@toronto.ca.

  1. Do not use language that may be considered harmful, profane, obscene, discriminatory, defamatory, hateful, abusive, threatening, or otherwise offensive to other participants.
  2. Do not post or link to any inappropriate, offensive or illegal material.
  3. Do not post content that reveals personal or sensitive information. We remove:
    • Personal identification information
    • Private contact information and addresses
    • Online login information (usernames and passwords)
    • Photos of private people that they don’t want posted online
  4. It is prohibited to submit content that:
  5. If you are posting a photo , video or art piece, it is prohibited to include content that:
    • is pornographic or sexually explicit
    • contains nudity of any kind
    • features graphic violence
    • includes disturbing or disgusting video footage
    • violates copyright laws
    • contains hate speech, including verbal attacks based on gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or nationality
    • contains the likeness of a minor of whom you are not the legal guardian
  6. It is prohibited to post comments that include:
    • Unsolicited chain mail
    • Criticisms using insulting language
    • Unsolicited or irrelevant product and business promotion
    • Hateful or shaming remarks like comments about physical appearance

By making a submission to Island Stories, submitters warrant that any entry is original and does not infringe any third party intellectual property and assign all intellectual property rights in any materials created to the City of Toronto, including, but not limited to, copyright and all economic rights, including a waiver of moral rights, with no compensation or further consent required.

 Submissions that do not pass the formal review shall not be included on the website. Submissions that include threatening or illegal content may be brought to the attention of the appropriate body for possible investigation by appropriate law enforcement organizations.

Social media linked submissions that do not meet copyright or other submission requirements will be removed from the Island Stories site.

In order to make a submission, you must be at least 18 years of age, or you must have a parent or guardian post it for you. By making a submission, users agree to accept all legal liabilities for their content, and agree to hold the City of Toronto, its Councillors, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns and all others associated with the administration of Island Stories harmless.

Notice of Public Records

Please note that all approved submissions will be considered records that are available to the general public under section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Notice of Collection Statement

Parks, Forestry and Recreation collects personal information under the legal authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, SO 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, sections 8 and 136 (c) and City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 608, Parks. Your name and email address will only be used to keep you informed about the progress of the Island Stories campaign and the Toronto Island Master Plan. Submissions to the toronto.ca/islandstories website that abide by the Terms of Use will be shared publicly on the site, and may be used in other publications related to the Toronto Island Master Plan. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Manager, Public Consultation, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6, or by telephone at 416-338-3020.

Alternate Service Provider

The Island Stories project has hired High Top to assist in administering the program. High Top operates under an agreement with the City of Toronto and is considered a consultant as per section 32 (d) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.