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Neighbourhood Decision Making

Neighbourhood Decision Making

Neighbourhood Decision Making 2018

Thanks to all the residents who have submitted project ideas to help make their neighbourhood even better! Ideas are currently under review by City staff and will be developed into one-page proposals for the ballot.

Once ideas are finalized, they will be put on a ballot for a community-wide vote to decide which projects will get funding. Then it's up to you to get your neighbours, friends and family to vote for your idea on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  Voting will take place online and at 14 of London's public libraries. 

A total of $250,000 is available across the city with a maximum of $50,000 for any single project.  

In 2017 almost 5,000 residents voted, selecting 14 projects across 5 geographic areas of the city - Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Central. You can see the number of votes each idea received here.   

2017 Neighbourhood Decision Making Winners

Residents from every neighbourhood of the city have participated in London’s first city-wide Neighbourhood Decision Making (NDM) program. More than 4,900 Londoners helped decide what neighbourhood enhancement projects will be funded by voting online (3,700) or at their local library branch (1,200) on Saturday, November 18.

Central London
Winning Projects Neighbourhood Funding
Clay Mosaics along Dundas St. in Old East Village Old East Village $15,000
Planting Fruit Trees near Community Gardens Multiple $4,000
Outdoor Piano in Market Lane  Downtown $1,000
Community Garden and Gathering Space at St. Andrew’s United Church Woodfield $30,000

Northeast London

Winning Projects Neighbourhood Funding
Outdoor Ice Rink in Forest Hill Park Stoney Creek $2,300
Cedar Hollow Park Improvements   Cedar Hollow $30,000
Stoney Creek Nature Trails  Stoney Creek $17,700

Northwest London

Winning Projects Neighbourhood Funding
Ninja Warrior Course in Medway Medway $50,000

Southeast London

Winning Projects Neighbourhood Funding
Natural Landscape Playground – Kiwanis Park  Argyle $35,000
Community Movie Theatre     Glen Cairn $15,000

Southwest London

Winning Projects Neighbourhood Funding
Outdoor Education Centre at Byron Northview Public School    Byron $30,000
Outdoor Ice Pad in Jorgenson Park                          Byron $6,000
Save the Bee Pollinator Garden Byron                  Byron $3,000
South London Canada Day   White Oaks $11,000

Click here to review the voting results.

For more details on the winning projects, go to


How does Neighbourhood Decision Making work?

Step 1: Residents are encouraged to identify a neighbourhood building project(s) that enhances and strengthens their neighbourhood. Funds may be used on a variety of different projects which could include: planting public gardens, community public art, piloting a community program, hosting a neighbourhood event, documenting your neighbourhood’s history, or enhancing a park or playground.  

Step 2: City staff will support residents to develop their idea into a one-page proposal, working to make sure that it is possible to implement the proposed idea.

Step 3: A community vote will be held for residents to vote for their favourite ideas.

Step 4: City staff will work with the residents who submitted the winning ideas to implement their neighbourhood project.

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