We are now accepting ideas on how to spend $1.5 million in infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!
Have an idea to share? Please click here to enter it online or visit one of our Drop Box Locations (idea submission forms are available at the drop boxes). Idea submission closes December 14. Click the image to enlarge:
We are excited to announce the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process is starting on November 16 when idea submission officially opens. New this year, is our first ever themed PB! We invite all residents to help us spend $1.5 million with the focus on Environmental Stewardship! Click image to enlarge:Read more
We are thrilled to report that the Ward 1 Pollinator Gardens are complete and in place at Cathedral Park, Stroud Park and Vitoria Park. This project was made possible through the 2016 forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process where it was the 5th top project of the year! Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea, voted for it and make this possible!
The project was documented from start to finish, please click here to see the summary (opens a 3 Page PDF File). Below is Page 1 of the summary:
Making ideas a reality. When Aidan was elected Ward 1 Councillor in 2014, he committed to continuing the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process started by the previous Councillor Brian McHattie. PB asks Ward 1 residents how to spend 1.5 million dollars in Area Rating Funding (read more about PB and Area Rating Funding by clicking here). Overall, the process highlights how 1 resident can submit an idea to be reviewed and voted on by the community and then implemented by the City.
Below is a status report of the ideas that were top voted and received funding since Aidan's election (click to enlarge, opens PDF file):Read more
We are excited to announce that Aidan's Motion for the 2017 Ward 1 Area Rating Expenditure passed at Council! City staff now have a defined budget and direction to start planning the infrastructure projects voted on in the last Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process.
320 ideas were reviewed and discussed; 28 moved forward to a ballot; 1,606 votes were cast, resulting in 13 projects moving forward. Thank you to everyone who participated!
A special thank you to the Westdale Cinema Group for presenting to the General Issues Committee on October 4, 2017!Read more
A new climbing structure is coming in late Fall 2017 or early Spring 2018 depending on weather, archeological work and delivery of a new structure coming from Germany! Click image to open a larger PDF version.
The work is being planned for late fall or early spring so the area is not roped off during high season (summer).Read more
We are excited to announce that construction is complete on the natural playground at Canadian Martyrs School located at Leland and Main Street W. This project was made possible through the 2016 forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process where it was the 7th top project of the year. Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea, voted for it and make this possible!
Pictured above, from left to right: Peter Messina (Principal), Dr. K. Prangley (Parent) Trustee Mark Valvasori, Councillor Aiden Johnson, Craig Rushton (Parent)Read more
We are excited to announce that Phase 1 of the Ward 1 Alleyway Revitalization is well underway. This project was made possible through the forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process. Community feedback was collected in 2015 (results report below) to determine the Priority Alleys. Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea, vote for it and took part in our community consultation!Read more
**** Deadline extended to Monday August 28, 2017 ****
Attention all Ward 1 residents!
You are invited to apply to become a member of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC). The Committee oversees the process and engages residents in developing and selecting infrastructure projects in the Ward, as well as it advises the Councillor on Participatory Budgeting Issues.Read more
On behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) I am pleased to announce the results of the 2017 forWard One process. The following outlines a summary of participation, as well as the project results for this year’s process!
Idea Submission, Public Workshop, & Shortlist
We received 320 ideas during the submission process that was open from November 21 to December 8, 2016, following several weeks of promotion via social media, posters, mailing, and personal contact with schools, churches, synagogues, and community groups.Read more