Leisure time, free time, spare time, time off - it's the time away from work and school when we can pursue hobbies, play sports, watch a movie, catch up on reading, spend time with family and friends, and much more.   The City of Markham is updating the Integrated Leisure Master Plan to help in planning our future parks, recreation, cultural and library facilities and services.   
 
Your input will help us to better understand community needs and identify areas for improvement.  Thank you for participating.
 
Instructions:
  • This survey will be available until April 20, 2018 and should take about ten minutes to complete.
  • All responses will be kept confidential and will be reproduced in summary form only.
If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Walker (Director of Strategy for Markham Public Library) @dwalker@markham.library.on.ca

Let's start outdoors with all the leisure activities that happen in our parks, on our trails and sports fields.

* 1. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone in your household  participated in any of the following parks or outdoor recreation activities?  Please select all that apply.

* 2. Where does your household tend to participate in your parks and outdoor recreational activities most of the time?  Please select all that apply.

* 3. Are there any parks and outdoor recreation activities that you or other members of your household cannot do as often as you would like?  Please select all that apply.

* 4. What are your household’s main reasons for not participating in these parks and outdoor recreation activities?  Please select all that apply.

Now let's go inside and look at all the leisure activities that happen indoors.

* 5. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone in your household participated in any of the following indoor recreation activities?  Please select all that apply.

* 6. Where does your household tend to participate in your indoor recreational activities most of the time?  Please select all that apply.

* 7. Are there any indoor recreation activities that you or other members of your household cannot do as often as you would like?  Please select all that apply.

* 8. What are your household’s main reasons for not participating in the specified indoor recreational activities?  Please select all that apply.

Now let's go to the library and look at the leisure activities that happen in our public library branches.  

* 9. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone in your household participated in any of the following library activities?

* 10. Within the last 12 months, have you or other members of your household used any libraries outside Markham?  Please select all that apply.

* 11. Are there any library activities that you or other members of your household cannot do as often as you would like?  Please select all that apply.

* 12. What are your household’s main reasons for not participating in the specified library activity?  Please select all that apply.

Arts and culture enrich our leisure time and quality of life.  

* 13. In the past 12 months, have you or members of your household attended or participated in any of the following arts and culture activities.  Please select all that apply.

* 14. Which of the following Markham arts and culture facilities did you or members of your household visit in the past 12 months? Please select all that apply.

* 15. Which arts and culture facilities outside of Markham did you or other members of your household visit in the past 12 months?  Please select all that apply.

* 16. Are there any arts and culture activities that you and your household  cannot do as often as you would like?  Please select all that apply.

* 17. What are your household’s main reasons for not participating in the specified arts and cultural activities?

Priorities    

* 18. If you had $100 to invest in Markham's leisure facilities, where would you choose to invest?  Please select all that apply.

Finally, please tell us about yourself and your household.    

* 19. What is your postal code?

* 20. What is your age?

* 21. What is the total number of persons within your household that fall into the following  age categories?

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 N/A
Under 10 years
10 - 19 years
20 - 34 years
35 - 54 years
55 and over

* 22. Other than English, what languages are read or spoken in your household?  Please select all that apply.

Thank you for participating in Markham's 2018 Leisure Survey!

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