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I am excited to bring Participatory Budgeting to Toronto Centre, following the lead of my colleague Councillor Carroll who has successfully run participatory budgeting in her ward since 2015, funding 21 projects and counting.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a system of direct democracy where residents suggest and then vote on how funds are spent within their community.

Each year, different neighbourhoods will be selected based on available Community Benefits Funds, the capacity of city staff and my team, and active capital projects already underway.

In Toronto Centre, we have 14 neighbourhoods, so we have divided the ward into six groups of neighbourhoods (zones) to ensure we can properly manage and facilitate local processes as well as complete the successful projects in a timely manner.

This year, there is $750,000 available for neighbourhood enhancements within each zone. My team and I will facilitate a Participatory Budgeting process in the following neighbourhoods:


Zone 1 - East of Bay Street, South of Bloor Street, North of College/Carlton Street, West of Sherbourne Street

  • Bay Cloverhill
  • Church Wellesley
  • Upper Jarvis


Zone 5 - East of Bay Street, South of Queen Street, North of The Esplanade, West of Parliament Street

  • St. Lawrence


Zone 6 - East of Parliament Street, South of Queen Street, North of Mill Street, West of the Don Valley Parkway

  • Corktown
  • West Don Lands


We kicked off this process with a virtual information session on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 PM. Now is your opportunity to submit ideas if you live within the boundaries of Zone 1, 5, or 6.

Submit Your Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who lives within the neighbourhood(s) where the participatory budgeting is taking place can submit, comment, and vote on ideas.

Participation happens both online, through Toronto Centre Projects, and in-person at events hosted across the ward.

Absolutely. You can use one of our public computers either by visiting our constituency office or attending events hosted across the ward to submit, comment, and vote on idea(s).

Only capital projects can be funded including, but not limited to:

  • Park improvements (i.e. benches, lighting)
  • Playgrounds
  • Dog Off-leash Areas
  • Public Art
  • Streetscape improvements

We will announce the results on Toronto Centre Projects, through email, and in our print newsletter.

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