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
On Monday April 17, provided the weather agrees, work crews will be onsite in the playground. The School will be closed for Easter Monday but community members are being asked to avoid the park for the day.
The work being done is part of the Earl Kitchener - Revitalize / Naturalize Playground Project from the 2015 Participatory Budgeting Process. We are looking forward to sharing updates and pictures soon!
Thank you to everyone who has submitted an idea and/or attended the community workshop!
We received 320 fabulous ideas from across the Ward, including from McMaster Students.
- 35% relate to public safety
- 24% relate to Parks and Recreation
- 13% relate to other projects
- 11% relate to large capital projects
The PB Advisory Committee reviewed the 320 submissions. They identified duplicate ideas and ones that did not meet criteria, reducing the list to 215. They also grouped similar ideas by neighbourhood. At the Community Workshop, residents came together and helped combine several similar ideas into 1 stronger one.Read more
The Victoria Park Clubhouse has been going through some exciting renovations! Thanks Participatory Budgeting the clubhouse has a new kitchen, flooring, roof, lighting, storage and mirrors, with more to come, including retractable awnings, tables and chairs, A/V and wifi capabilities!
The building is being outfitted to support seniors programming (weekday and week-end) staffed by Seniors Services as well as meets the needs of the Strathcona Community Council and neighbourhood events.
We are also thrilled to announce the first senior events have been planned! For adults 55+; Come join us at the newly renovated Vic Café to socialize, make new friends and catch up! Play cards, board games or just chat. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies. Thursday March 2nd and March 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm