2023 CDN–NDG participatory budget: Discover the 5 winning projects

Published December 14, 2023 - 10:13 am
Last updated January 26, 2024 - 1:47 pm

In 2023, the borough held its first participatory budget, with a budget of $500,000. The exercise was aimed at implementing projects arising from a collaboration with residents. The process got underway at the beginning of the year and culminated in early December with the vote by borough residents.

Among the 15 finalist projects, voters could choose up to 5 projects to classify by order of priority. The following 5 projects received the highest point totals:  

  • First place: Secure our bike paths ($30,000) 
  • Second place: Secure our pedestrian walkways ($40,000) 
  • Third place: Collective urban agriculture ($200,000) 
  • Fourth place: Community refrigerators ($45,000) 
  • Fifth place: Accessible public washrooms ($150,000)  

The estimated cost of each project was determined by professionals at the borough.  

The list of projects that made the final selection can be viewed here.

Details on the participatory budget can be viewed online, on the Making Montréal project page.

Residents turned out in force to make this first participatory budget a success:

  • 3,200 visits to Réalisons Montréal / Making Montreal
  • 140 ideas from residents transformed into 53 projects
  • 305 in-person visits to workshops
  • 15 finalist projects
  • 1,600 voting residents

The borough thanks all the people who contributed to this participatory budget.  

The winning projects will be implemented over the next 2 years.  

The second edition of the borough’s participatory budget is planned for 2024.