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May 17, 2006
2006 Neighbourhood Beautification Project funding announcement
The City of Toronto has launched the 2006 Neighbourhood Beautification Project for community groups to apply for up to $1500 funding towards beautifying underutilized spaces in each ward. The program was launched in the spring of 2005 as a result of the Five-Point Clean and Beautiful City Action Plan approved by Council and supported by the Mayor’s Roundtable on a Beautiful City.

The Neighbourhood Beautification Project is designed to engage communities to “adopt” orphan spaces in their area. These spaces might include various sites such as city boulevards, grown-over gardens or graffiti covered walls.

The program is facilitated through the Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat, however, its success depends on the support and leadership of the local Councillor, and an implementation and ongoing maintenance commitment by a keen community group. The Secretariat is also available to provide support to projects that are not recipients of funding, including assisting with City approvals and partnering opportunities.

Community groups are asked to maintain the project over time and are encouraged to source incremental funds or in-kind donations from within their local communities.

Application forms are available through your local Councillor’s office. The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, June 16.

For more information about the criteria and the application process, please contact your local Councillor’s office or visit

Media contact:

Elyse Parker
Project Manager
Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat



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