Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting Pilot - Year One (2015)

2015 Participatory Budgeting Pilot Results

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2015 Participatory Budgeting Pilot Selected Projects

Toronto's three-year Participator Budget Process began in 2015.  Hundreds of residents came out to meetings to share and discuss ideas, then select their favourite projects on voting days. Participants in the three pilot areas selected seven projects at a total cost of $435,000. 

See the full list of 2015 projects that appeared on the ballots in Oakridge, Rustic and Ward 33. 

ExpandOakridge Neighbourhood Projects

Oakridge Park Lighting Improvements

Cost: $90,000

Status (as of January 2017):  To be completed along with path upgrades by spring 2017

Six more light posts will be installed in the North part of the park to help people feel safer when enjoying the park in the evening.

Prairie Drive Park Improvement Package

Cost: $60,000

Status (as of January 2017):  To be completed by spring 2017

To improve Prairie Drive Park and make it more welcoming, the existing broken drinking fountain will be replaced by a water bottle filling station, three new light posts will be added so that the park can be enjoyed in the evening, as well as fitness benches to encourage people to get more active.

Note: Photos above are representations and may not reflect the design of the final projects.

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Rustic Neighbourhood Projects

Lighting Improvements in Rustic Park

Cost: $75,000
Status (as of January 2017):  Lights installed, expect operation by spring 2017

Community members asked for more lighting so that people will feel safer at night walking through or enjoying Rustic Park. Four new light posts will be installed along with a hookup for one more light to be added in the future. 

New Shaded Area For The Maple Leaf Park Playground

Cost: $75,000
Status (as of January 2017):  To be completed by spring 2017

Community members felt that there was not enough shade in the park by the playground area. The idea was put forward to add a shade structure that would give people a place to sit and enjoy the park on a hot day. A shade structure approximately 20 feet by 20 feet in size with benches will be installed near the playground area.

Note: Photos above are representations and may not reflect the design of the final projects.

ExpandWard 33 Projects

Ward 33 Projects

Brian Village Gateway Project

Cost: $50,000
Status (as of January 2017):  To be completed by spring 2017

New gateway on the northwest side of Brian Village Drive at Sheppard Avenue East will include seating, and new curved planters for landscaping.

Don Valley Fitness Park

Cost: $70,000
Status (as of January 2017):  Completed and opened December 2016.

Outdoor fitness equipment will be added in Bellbury Park. Click here to see similar equipment installed at Sir Casimir Gzowski Park.

Bicycle Lockers Near Don Mills Subway Station

Cost: $15,000
Status (as of January 2017):  To be completed by spring 2017

A set of six lockers that can store up to 12 bicycles will be added near Don Mill Subway station to create a secure place to lock bikes and make it easier for people to include physical activity in their travel. More information and photos of bicycle lockers can be found on the Bicycle Locker Project web page.

Note: Photos above are representations and may not reflect the design of the final projects.

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