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Ward 1 - Otonabee

Lesley Parnell“Please bring your ideas!  We have $20,000 capital money to invest in the Otonabee Ward in 2016,” urged Councillor Parnell, “What do you want to see happen in the Otonabee Ward? Use your imagination.  Do you have a neighbourhood association with a project in mind?  It can be anything within the budget;   playground equipment, bus shelters, seats at bus stops, signage, trees etc. It just must be a capital investment and on city property.  This is a pilot project.   All ideas will be considered and taken forward for possible future investment.  Please join us to share your ideas."

Dan McWilliams 2014“The Participatory Budgeting is a tremendous opportunity to involve all Otonabee Ward residents,” remarked Councillor McWilliams, “We all have ideas or inspiring projects we feel could enhance our neighbourhoods and surrounding area within Otonabee Ward. I encourage all residents to make the effort with thoughts, ideas, designs and creative energy to open dialogue and make this a welcoming and exciting project for all Otonabee Ward Residents. We can't do it without you! See you all at the Canoe Museum.”



  • Eligible Projects - Ward 1 Otonabee

    Improvements to the De La Fosse Library - Story Corner: $6,080

    De La Fosse Story Corner: Creating a community living room. Improved lighting; new, comfy furniture; artwork; and an increased scope of children’s activities, will improve the quality of the community’s experience when they visit their neighbourhood branch library.

    Project Sponsor:

    De La Fosse Library - Curb Appeal: $6,500

    Discover De La Fosse - Your local Library. This branch Library building has a unique 1960s architectural style. This project will make the exterior more visible and attractive to vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

    Project Sponsor:

    Harper Park Signage: $2,500

    Harper Park Signage - At present, there is no existing signage identifying the location of Harper Park and Harper Creek. Harper Park is home to the city's largest urban forest and includes a wide variety of undisturbed natural features. The signs would let the community be aware of its location and as such may allow them to appreciate its unique features.

    Project Sponsor:

    Crawford Trail Extension: $16,020

    Crawford Trail Extension - Between Gillespie Ave. & McKellar Street; remove overgrowth, rail tracks, replace with beautiful pollinator garden along Erskine Ave., add decorative bench/s and waste/recycle containers. Add one street light on existing hydro pole at corner of McKellar St. Crawford Trail, behind Nurses. Create an accessible path/crossing from Crawford Trail to Lansdowne Place, back entrance, near Food Court.

    Project Sponsor:

    Pollinator Gardens: $6,541

    Pinewood Pollinator Garden - to build a pollinator-friendly garden, using native, perennial flowers, plants, shrubs and fruit trees that will provide continuous blooms throughout the seasons. The addition of a bench will encourage citizens to enjoy spending quality time around the garden.

    Project Sponsor:

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  • Ineligible/Withdrawn Projects

    Cameron Street Tot Lot

    Create a neighbourhood hub for recreation and social connection. Building healthy bodies,building community bonds.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Ward Councillors:

Councillor Lesley Parnell
City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9 
Phone: 705-931-1272

Councillor Dan McWilliams
City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9 
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext.4644