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November 29, 2017
Voting for 2017 Participatory Budgeting projects begins in pilot neighbourhoods
  
The voting stage of the 2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot project begins December 2 and runs through December 14. Residents in Ward 33 and the neighbourhoods of Oakridge (Ward 35) and Rustic (Ward 12) can vote for local projects to be 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.

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. Winning projects selected in the 2015 and 2016 voting have been built or are in the planning stage, and include park improvements, neighbourhood beautification, pedestrian safety enhancements and measures to increase accessibility.

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, December 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave.

Monday, December 11, 4 to 8 p.m.*
• Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave.
*8 to 9 p.m. announcement of winning projects and celebration at Oakridge Community Centre

Monday, December 11, 4 to 8 p.m.
• West Scarborough Community Centre, 313 Pharmacy Ave.

Rustic
Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Amesbury Park Library, 1565 Lawrence Ave. W.
• 30 Falstaff Ave. (lobby)

Thursday, December 14, 4 to 8 p.m.*
• Amesbury Middle School, 201 Gracefield Ave.
• Maple Leaf Public School, 301 Culford Rd.
*8 to 9 p.m. announcement of winning projects and celebration at Maple Leaf Public School

Ward 33
Tuesday, December 5, 4 to 8 p.m.
• Parkway Forest Community Centre, 55 Forest Manor Dr.
• Oriole Community Centre, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
• Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr.

Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
• Parkway Forest Community Centre, 55 Forest Manor Dr.
• Oriole Community Centre, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
• Fairview Public Library, 35 Fairview Mall Dr.
*2 to 3 p.m. announcement of winning projects and celebration at Oriole Community Centre

Background information on the pilot, maps of the pilot areas and the winning projects from 2015 and 2016 are 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. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. 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 on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

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

 

 

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