Would you like to play a greater role in decisions regarding public matters? Is social and ecological transition important to you? Montréal has earmarked the amount of $10 million to carry out projects that are proposed and selected by the population. Vote for your favourite project in June 2021.
How does the participatory budget work?
- Montrealers submit their ideas.
- The city evaluates the ideas that are submitted 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 carried out using the allocated budget of $10 million.
- Idea submission – November 17, 2020, until January 8, 2021
- Evaluation of ideas and project development – February to May 2021
- Voting – June 2021
- Project development – Starting in the summer of 2021
What projects can be carried out?
Projects 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
Examples of projects:
The projects being carried out under the participatory budget contribute to reinventing consumption, production, urban planning or the way we share our city.
They aim to propose a solution that addresses 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
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