When neighbours create something together in their common spaces we build community. The placemaking activities taking place in North End Halifax have been a citizen-led transformation of a typical urban street into a unique community gathering point!
Over the course of many months community members have been going door to door and hosting sessions at the local seniors residence, schools, and community centres to listen to stories, unearth what is is possible and design a street painting. The final design is a collaborative representation of our community. In the process of reclaiming a physical space together we found we also strengthened our sense of belonging, safety, and well-being.