Active Neighbourhoods Ontario

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

Haliburton Map
Sudbury Map
Ptbo Play Street
dreaming of park and open street

Our shared vision of a green, active, and healthy neighbourhood is a neighbourhood redesigned to celebrate the active use of shared public space, including streets and parks. These neighbourhoods support walking, cycling, and other means of active transportation for everyone, 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.

Visit our project website: Learn about our Active Neighbourhoods Ontario communities Project background and history Learn about the ANC participatory planning approach


Want more information on the project? Feel free to drop us a line!

Tessa Nasca, Active Neighbourhoods Project Manager : tnasca[at]

Car Martin, Participatory Design Consultant: cmartin[at]


Thank you to our project funder:

Project partners: 


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