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November 22, 2016
Voting for 2016 Participatory Budgeting projects begins in pilot neighbourhoods
  
The voting stage of the Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot project begins November 26 and runs through December 10. Residents in Ward 33 and the neighbourhoods of Oakridge (Ward 35) and Rustic (Ward 12) can vote for the local projects they want to have built by the City of Toronto. Up to $250,000 will be allocated for capital projects on City-owned property in each of the three areas.

The vote is the next stage of the PB process that began in September. Residents in the pilot neighbourhoods shared hundreds of ideas at community meetings and online, and met again in October to select infrastructure projects to appear on the ballots. Examples of proposals developed in 2016 include park improvements, neighbourhood beautification, and pedestrian safety and accessibility measures.

The City encourages residents 14 years of age or older who live in the pilot areas to help choose the proposals that will receive funding by casting their votes at the times and locations listed below. A community celebration will follow after the vote count on the final day of voting in each neighbourhood.

Oakridge
Saturday, November 26, noon to 6 p.m.
Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave.

Wednesday, December 7, 4 to 8 p.m.
8 to 9 p.m.: Vote tabulation, announcement of winning projects and community celebration
Warden Woods Community Centre, 74 Firvalley Crt.

Rustic
Tuesday, November 29, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Falstaff Community Centre, 50 Falstaff Ave.

Saturday, December 10, noon to 6 p.m.
6 to 7 p.m.: Vote tabulation, announcement of winning projects and community celebration
Chaminade College School, 490 Queens Dr.
Ward 33
Thursday, December 1, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, noon to 6 p.m.
6 to 7 p.m.: Vote tabulation, announcement of winning projects and community celebration
Parkway Forest Community Centre, 55 Forest Manor Dr.

Thursday, December 1, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, noon to 6 p.m.
Pleasantview Community Centre, 545 Van Horne Ave.

Thursday, December 1, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr.

This is the second year of the three-year PB pilot project. Background information on the pilot, maps of the pilot areas, the winning projects from 2015 and the list of 2016 final projects is available at http://www.toronto.ca/PBtoronto.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.



Media Contact
Rosalynd Rupert
Strategic Communications
416-392-6890
rrupert@toronto.ca

 

 

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