Your Ideas. Your Vote.

2019 Winners!

Winning Projects

Click on the geographic area title to view the winning project descriptions. Funding allocation process details are listed below.

Northwest London

  • Outdoor Learning Space for Masonville Public School; Masonville; $30,000
  • Outdoor Ice Rink in Vista Woods Park; Fox Hollow; $2,000
  • Ambleside Park Playground Addition; Masonville; $15,000
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Newcomers; Medway; $3,000

Northeast London

  • Basketball Court Upgrades at Northbrae Public School; Carling; $30,000
  • Stoney Creek Pollinator Garden; Stoneybrook; $8,100
  • Skating Rink at Dalkeith Park; Stoneybrook; $2,500
  • Barn Swallow Nesting Structure in Stoney Creek Watershed; Stoney Creek; $9,400

Central London

  • Urban Beehives and Community Apiary Project; East London; $9,000
  • Ice Rinks in Gibbons Park; North London; $6,000
  • Belonging – Richmond Underpass Community Mural; Central London; $30,000
  • London’s Free Fruit – Creating a Culture of Sharing!; Central London; $5,000

Southeast London

  • Playground Equipment at Princess Anne French Immersion Public School; Argyle; $30,000
  • Recreation Station and Snowshoeing in Westminster Ponds; Westminster; $14,624
  • Butterfly Garden in Meadowgate Park; Jackson; $5,376

Southwest London

  • Ice Rink at Grand View Park; Byron; $3,000
  • Griffith Street Park Playground Addition; Byron; $15,000
  • Bat Boxes in Greenway Park; Southcrest; $600
  • Solar Panels at Civic Gardens; Westmount; $30,000
  • Frisbee Golf in Ashley Oaks Park; White Oaks; $1,400

Allocation Process

Neighbourhood Decision Making allocates $50,000 for neighbourhood ideas per geographic area. There are 5 geographic areas. The most one project in a geographic area can be allocated is $30,000. Projects are ranked from highest to lowest votes cast. In the case where the ideas with the most votes do not have enough funds to keep the intent/integrity of the idea, the money will be allocated to the idea next on the list in that geographic area. Ideas that are scale-able and can be completed with the intent of the idea can be allocated less than their original proposed budget. This excludes projects where additional money is sourced to make up the difference.

How it Works

Neighbourhood Decision Making is an opportunity for London residents to democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on real projects to help make our neighbourhoods even better.

A total of $250,000 is available across the city with a maximum of $30,000 per project.

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How does Neighbourhood Decision Making work?

Step 1: Idea Submission

  • Share an idea that would make your neighbourhood even better.
  • Review the Guidelines for Ideas here.
  • Check out the Idea Bank for some inspiration and potential costs.
  • All ideas will be reviewed and considered by city staff.

Step 2: Proposal Development

  • City staff will review all ideas for feasibility based on cost, level of complication, and relation to other existing plans and projects.
  • If your idea is feasible, City staff will support you to develop your idea into a one-page proposal.
  • Some details of your idea may need to change, depending on the feasibility review.

Step 3: Campaigning

  • If your idea is on the ballot, it’s up to you to get your neighbours, friends, and family to vote for your idea. The ideas with the most votes will receive funding!
  • You can create promotional materials and share them door to door or online.
  • Getting people to vote for your idea is a very important part of the process and an opportunity for you to meet new people and grow your neighbourhood community.

Step 4: Community Vote Day: Saturday, November 9, 2019

  • All feasible ideas will be put on the ballot for voting.
  • Voting is open to all London residents of all ages.
  • No documentation or ID is required to participate.

Step 5: Funding and Implementation

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

Vote Day Details:

  • Idea Proposals were available for review on this page during the week of October 14 - 18.
  • Vote in person at London Public Library branches between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Note: Glanworth Library Branch will not be a voting location.
  • Vote online all day right here at Note: If you haven’t voted online in the past, you will need to create an account on this website.
  • Vote for up to three (3) ideas in one geographic area of the city (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Central).
  • All London residents of any age can vote.
  • No documentation or ID is required to participate.

For Idea Submitters:

  • Once your idea is posted here, you can start to rally your neighbours, friends and family to vote for your proposal!
  • This is your opportunity to get people excited about your idea! Send emails, use social media, print flyers distribute them in your community.
  • The projects that get the most votes will receive funding and you can watch fun new community-based projects come to life!
Woman marks her votes on the ballot at a London library on Neighbourhood Decision Making Vote Day 2017.