Voting Day | June 1, 6-8:30pm | NEW: Propose Project List!

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Wednesday June 1 – Community Vote
Eligible projects present for a Science Fair Show-and-Tell style event where residents of District 7 voted on projects they wanted to get funded. Each resident was provided a ballot and have to vote on five projects.

Each resident are provided a ballot and required to vote on five different projects. Each presenting group is encouraged to flood the vote with their supporters, but their supports have to vote on five separate projects for the ballot to be counted!

Over 335 residents participated in the discussion with project sponsors and voted throughout the course of the evening in 2015. Votes were tallied that evening and the funded projects announced that night.

Residents of all ages are allowed to vote! Bring your children!

Wednesday, June 1 – 6:00 to 8:30 pm, Halifax Central Library room tbd

PROPOSED PROJECTS FOR 2016/17 – updated, final list – May 30.

The Common Link Association
$10,000.00
The Common Link is a pathway connecting the green spaces in the heart of the City.  The Common Link would connect the existing pathway within Victoria Park, Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel and the Common North in a defined, walk-friendly loop.

Halifax Minor Baseball Association
$10,000.00
Enhancements of Conrose field with the plan of installing a baseball batting cage on the Peninsula.

Partners for Care
$3,500.00
Materials: Tags and signage for the Common Roots Urban Farm which is a grown your own health project situated at the Corner of Bell Road and Robie Street.

Spencer House
$4,000.00
For the purchase and installation of exterior security cameras and exterior security lights. Spencer House provides services and programs to old adults in the Halifax are to enable the population to remain in their homes and be engaged as community members.

Gorsebrook Junior High Home and School Amendment
$10,000.00
Mural installation on the exterior gym wall of Gorsebrook Junior High.  The mural will attract residents using the outdoor facilities and it is known that a mural deters graffiti.

Inglis Street Elementary School Parent Teacher Association
$10,000.00
To assist with the funding of an accessible playground.  The Association wants to provide access for all children of all abilities to play together.

Nocturne Art Society at Night
$5,000.00
Materials for projects to create wayfaring art installations for the city core.  The structures will make it easier for visitors and residents to find their away around the city as well as approved the walkability of the City during large public events.

Brunswick Street United Church
$10,000
Building renovations – Washroom renovations.  Washroom are used by those using the facilities and the gymnasium area.

Cornwallis Park
$10,000
Funds to enhance proposed playground renovations with an additional set of belt swings placed on an accessible rubberized surface.

Walk and Roll Halifax
$7,500
Contribution toward creating a pocket park / traffic calming project at Coburg and Edward street, creating a safer crossing for pedestrians while maintaining the drop off space for parents dropping children at the daycare.

Saint Mary’s Elementary School
$10,000
Lumber, materials for community garden project on school grounds

Halifax Cycling Coalition
$3,669.00
Seasonal On Street Bike Racks

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PAST PROJECTS

2015/16

  • Le Marchant St Thomas for a playground at $20,000.00
  • OPEN Projects urban furniture on the Halifax Waterfront for $4,000.00
  • Speedy Kids Oval Program skate equipment for $5,000.00
  • Spring Garden Area bike racks and beautification for $20,000.00
  • Halifax Cycle Coalition picnic tables & bike racks for $15,695.00
  • Peter Green Hall Green space enhancements for $20,000.00
  • Park to Park for Gorsebrook benches and signage, $4,500.00
  • Partial funding of $4805.00 was also provided to Halifax Minor Baseball for dugouts at Conrose field.

2014/15

  • Shelter NS received $20,000 for a community garden
  • Halifax Music Co-op was successful in obtaining $36,462 for an exciting venue upgrade
  • Gorsebrook Junior High School Parent Teacher Association community garden project received $30,000
  • The Metro Non-Profit Housing Association received partial funding of $7,500 for basement upgrades at for the Morris House

2013/14

  • Downtown Halifax Business Commission for $20,000 for benches on Barrington
  • Veith House with $5000 for Veith House Explosion Memorial Garden Clean-Up
  • St Mary Elementary PTA with $30.000 for the Spencer Park St. Mary’s Active Living Initiative
  • Dalhousie Student Union for $3089.62 for bike repair stands
  • Halifax Regional Search and Rescue Team for $3000 towards a replacement vehicle
  • Spencer House Today Café with $5000 of the Back to the Garden Backyard Patio.
  • There was a four way tie and the remaining money was divided equally, $6250 each to the following proposals:
    • Independent Living Nova Scotia for MapAbility.ca;
    • Downtown Halifax Business Commission for Argyle Street Animation Project
    • Chebucto Community Net for the server upgrade
    • Spring Garden Area Business Association for Light up the Side Streets.