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About the Program

The Neighbourhood Renewal Program is part of the Building Great Neighbourhoods Branch. It outlines a cost effective, long-term strategic approach to renew and rebuild roads, sidewalks and street lights in existing neighbourhoods and collector roadways. The program balances the need to rebuild in some neighbourhoods with a preventive maintenance approach in others.

Types of Neighbourhood Renewal

The types of neighbourhood renewal work vary depending on the state of the roads:

Industrial/Residential Neighbourhoods:

Preventive Maintenance - Roads are resealed to extend their lifespan.

Overlay - Roads are repaved and sidewalk panels treated to eliminate trip hazards.

Reconstruction - Roads are repaved, and street lights and sidewalks replaced.

Collector Road Renewal - With priority on bus routes.

Northeast Road Reconstruction Program - Replacement of roads with special drainage enhancement and selective concrete repair.


  • Combination of reconstruction, overlay, and preventive maintenance means neighbourhoods benefit faster and at a lower cost than a reconstruction-only program
  • Replace sidewalks that have cracking, protruding grass, and trip hazards
  • Replace uneven curbs and gutters
  • Repave roadways that have potholes, cracks, and broken asphalt
  • Replace rusting and tilted light stands
  • Construct curb ramps and other intersection improvements
  • Address missing links in sidewalks and bike system per the Sustainable Transportation strategy plans
  • Decorative streetlight option for neighbourhoods scheduled for reconstruction

For More Information

Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.


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