Active Neighbourhoods Canada is a partnership of organizations across Canada using participatory design towards the goal of green, active and healthy neighbourhoods.

Our shared vision of a green, active and healthy neighbourhood is a neighbourhood redesigned to celebrate the active use of shared public space; including roads and parks.These neighbourhoods support walking, cycling and other means of active transportation for everyone, paying particular attention to children, by providing safe and welcoming urban design. Based on a vision of long-term “liveability”, these neighbourhoods are designed collectively. They foster community linkages, encourage a connection with natural systems and allow citizens to develop a sense of belonging.

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Together, we are working in communities across Ontario to build active citizenship and active streets

Each community has a unique, citizen driven plan to work with local grassroots organizations and municipalities towards a better city. We are still accepting applications to work with more communities. If you are interested, click the link below to see how you can apply

Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto

Stewart Street Neighbourhood, Peterborough

Haliburton Village, Haliburton County

Donovan Neighbourhood, Sudbury

Upcoming Events

03/12/2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch+Plan Community Gathering

See Flyer below for details. No tickets or registration required to attend. We hope to see you there!  

11/12/2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vision for Stewart Street – Professional ANC Workshop

Our Professional workshops are an invite only event with local urban planners, landscape architects, urban designers and key community stakeholders who have been involved in various activities in the local Active Neighbourhoods Project. On Nov. 12th, 2015, we will be hosting a professional workshop in Peterborough at the hall in All Saints Anglican Church. In… Read more »

06/13/2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Neighbours Night Out 2015 – Vote on your Favorite Urban Designs

The Active Neighbourhoods Project in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park is excited to share ideas for the future of streets and public spaces in these neigbourhoods. Building on the community mapping, street audits and our conversations with local residents, our Portrait of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto, provides resident priorities for their neighbourhoods. These priorities… Read more »