Would you like to play a greater role in decisions regarding public matters? The social and ecological transition is important to you? Montréal has earmarked the amount of $10 M to realize projects proposed and selected by the population. Help us turn your ideas into projects.
How does the participatory budget work?
- Montrealers submit their ideas on the Making Montréal website, or by calling 514 872-3575.
- The city analyzes the ideas received and develops potential project proposals, in collaboration with civilian representatives and with the population Montréal then assesses the feasibility of all projects in order to prepare a final list of projects for Montrealers to vote on.
- Projects with the most votes will be realized using the allocated budget of $10 M.
- Gathering of ideas – November 17, 2020, until January 8, 2021
- Analysis of ideas and project development – Winter 2021
- Voting – June 2021
- Project realization – Starting in the summer of 2021
Who can submit a project idea?
Any person wishing to make a difference for the future of Montréal, regardless of their age or nationality. Ideas may be submitted individually or collectively (on behalf of an association, a family, a group of friends, neighbors, etc.)
What types of ideas can be submitted?
Eligible ideas must meet the following criteria:
- Contribute to accelerating Montréal’s ecological and social transition.
- Serve a collective interest (not intended to benefit an individual or a private entity).
- Be feasible for the city on public property or on city property.
- Involve a capital works investment for equipment or urban planning that can be considered sustainable and long-term.
- Represent a major project valued between $500,000 and $3,000,000.
As well as the following technical requirements:
- Be coherent with the city’s plans, programs and policies.
- Generate no more than 5% of the initial investment in additional yearly operating fees.
- Begin the actual realization within two years following the announcement of the projects selected by vote.
Examples of ideas
Propose ideas that reinvent production, consumption, urban planning or the way we share our city.
Your idea must tackle at least one of these four great challenges:
- Fighting against and adapting to climate change
- Protecting the city’s natural habitats
- Producing and consuming differently
- Promoting solidarity, equity and inclusion
You could, for instance, propose urban planning projects or equipment that contribute to:
- Safe active mobility
- Sustainable storm water management
- The reduction of heat islands
- Greening and biodiversity
- Urban agriculture
- Waste reduction and valorization
- The fight against inequality and the strengthening of our social fabric
Your project must not:
- Require a specific operational budget (rent, wages, activities, etc.).
- Involve a temporary development.
- Be meant for a location that does not belong to the city: private properties, territories belonging to related municipalities, hospitals, schools, highways, main bridges or railroads.
Some examples of projects that would not be eligible are:
- Organization of an awareness campaign, event or activity in a park.
- Borrowing office space from the city for an organization working in the fields of social and ecological transition.
- Pedestrian crossing across a railroad.
How to submit ideas
You may submit your ideas online, by phone or during one of our digital ideation workshops.
Ideas will be received between November 17, 2020 and January 8, 2021.