From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Abbeydale: what would make Abbeydale a better place to live, work and play. They were then asked to choose their top three vision words from a list of word, or add their own, and explain why they chose that word.

The full report of what we heard during this engagement can be found here.


The City created This is my neighbourhood to fully engage with community residents to create clear, compelling community visions that will help guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements within participating neighbourhoods. This is my neighbourhood gives residents a voice and encourages them to take an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood.

This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.

Based on all the feedback, three vision statements were created for Abbeydale and we asked you to tell us which vision statement you like best. See below for results.

This vision will be used in the next step of the engagement when we work with you to come up with initiatives.


Which vision statement do you like best?

The survey has concluded.

Abbeydale values a safe, clean and active neigbourhood.
18% (3 votes)
Abbeydale values feeling safe, pride in property ownership, and having a variety of programs and diverse places to play in the neighbourhood.
29% (5 votes)
Abbeydale value a sense of security while walking and playing, having clean and well-maintained public and private spaces, and having programs and spaces to keep youth healthy and active in the neighbourhood.
53% (9 votes)
Total Votes: 17



In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.

What would make Abbeydale a better place to live, work and play?

Choose your top three vision words from the list below, or add your own, and tell us why.

• Accessible • Active • Beautiful • Clean • Connected • Diverse

• Family-friendly • Healthy • Inclusive • Safe • Walkable

Select a vision word from the drop down list below:

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How did you hear about this engagement opportunity?

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


In the winter/spring, we’ll share the report of What We Heard and Neighbourhood Vision on this site.

Then stay tuned! We’ll also need your input to make this vision a reality. We’ll be asking for your creative ideas for small-scale improvements, programs and services.

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