Engagement for this project has closed, but you can learn more about what we heard through the Final Engagement Report. Thank you to those who provided input into the Boulevard Gardening Guidelines review.
What Did We Engage On?
From December 2020 to March 2021, the City engaged the community in a review and update of the Boulevard Gardening and Maintenance Guidelines. The review identified public concerns, addressed barriers to boulevard gardening, and ensured alignment with other City documents. Based on what we heard, in addition to best practices in other cities and internal considerations, City Administration developed the updated Boulevard Garden Guidelines (2022).
What We Heard
Public engagement on Boulevard Gardening revealed a very high interest in boulevard gardening and expanding the Program to other locations. The survey findings showed that most participants (97%) agreed that the City should allow residents to garden on boulevards. Also, most respondents (86%) supported the program being expanded to other types of City green spaces, such as centre medians.