Public Realm Section - Beautiful Streets programs actively bring together residents’ vision, community volunteers, contributions from organizations and businesses and City expertise to enhance and renew public spaces in Toronto’s neighbourhoods and streets. We actively contribute to numerous cleaning and beautification initiatives within the City and implement these types of projects:
- Do you want to improve a streetscape near your home, work, or school?
We help to find partners and resources for volunteers whose projects are selected. Join a growing list of individuals, community groups, not-for-profit organizations and local businesses from each of Toronto’s 44 wards whose projects have improved our city. Community-based projects should be visible, accessible, simple in design and execution, and easy to maintain.
- Does your organization want to volunteer resources to the City?
- Does your organization want to implement an idea for improving the streetscape?
- Does your organization want to help Toronto grow for the future?
Working with other government agencies, organizations and businesses, we create ground-breaking pilot projects showcasing green and efficient city-building techniques of the future. These include improving paths and bridges, building permeable surfaces, bulb plantings and street lighting improvements. A number of projects also provide community building and skills training for youth.
- Find out how you can work with us here.
From time to time, we initiate special projects to promote civic involvement and discourse about our shared public space and the urban environment.