In the early summer of 2021, more than 20,000 Montrealers voted for the projects to complete as part of the city’s first participatory budget. A total of seven winning projects were selected and will be completed, for an investment of $10 million.
In the fall of 2020, residents were invited to submit ideas for contributing to Montréal’s ecological and social transition. A total of 620 ideas were submitted, and more than 4,500 people took part.
The city went on to further develop, review and evaluate the ideas, in collaboration with civil society stakeholders and the greater public, with the objective of turning them into achievable projects. In the end, some 35 projects, spanning the entire city, were submitted to a vote, which was held from June 11 to July 11, 2021.
The following seven projects received the highest number of votes and will be completed:
- Mini-forests of Montréal
- New places to fill your water bottles!
- Safe, inclusive and festive furniture
- Le Jardin Éthel
- Our four-season greenhouse: Growing year-round in Saint-Michel
- Ecological corridor in the greater Sud-Ouest
The planning and implementation of these projects will start in the fall of 2021.