The kits are designed to bring neighbours together for a common purpose while staying physically distant. The kits aren't intended for individual use, but as a way for neighbours to enjoy a group project together - while safely apart.
Our first kits, available in spring, were flower and vegetable seed kits. Now our second kits are for sidewalk chalk.
Each sidewalk chalk kit contains 48 pieces of sidewalk chalk for sharing amongst all the households on the block, street, or even an entire neighbourhood. Tell us how you and at least one other neighbour would like to bring your community together using our sidewalk chalk kits!
Applications are accepted between July 12 and August 13 on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Want to apply for a sidewalk chalk kit with your neighbours? Contact your area Community Developer or fill out the application form.
What is Neighbourhood Placemaking?
The purpose of Neighbourhood Placemaking is to celebrate and explore a neighbourhood’s unique identity while connecting neighbours and creating a place people are drawn to. The result? Welcoming and livable communities where neighbours have more opportunities to get to know one another. Projects are resident-led and may include:
- painting on municipal street intersections
- building a mini library
- building a neighbourhood bench
- creating stepping stones
- making a community film screen
- any other creative idea you can think of!
Local placemaking advocate, Greg Woolner, describes placemaking as "Community working together to make (a) place special. They make it a place where people want to go to, where they feel safe and welcome. They make it beautiful and interesting. They make it meaningful, an expression of their own local culture."
Municipal staff provide support to seek necessary approvals and work collaboratively with community members to design accessible, creative, and successful projects.
How do I apply for support with a project?
Neighbourhood Placemaking is on pause for 2021 due to the Covid 19 restrictions on public gatherings. If you would you like to see a placemaking project in your neighbourhood once restrictions are lifted, we would love to hear from you. Our team of Community Developers are available for feedback, brainstorming, and to familiarize you with the program. Review the Neighbourhood Placemaking Application and Toolkit for detailed instructions on the 13-step process to host your own placemaking event in the future.
Past placemaking projects