“An active neighbourhood with lots of family homes, schools, a park, and businesses.”

“Great school, great neighbours, lots of green space.”

“Suburban but very beautiful!”

 

These are just some of the ways that Kawartha Heights residents describe their neighbourhood. Kawartha Heights is a post-war neighbourhood located on the western edge of the city, in Monaghan Ward. The area is bordered by Sherbrooke St. to the north, the Kawartha Golf and Country Club to the east, Brealey Drive and Westridge Blvd. in the west, and Landsdowne St. West in the south. The area is part of the Byersville Creek watershed, and you can catch a glimpse of the creek in Kawartha Heights Park! There are four schools and multiple parks located in this large suburban neighbourhood.

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and delivered in association with Toronto and Region and Conservation Authority’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) program, GreenUP’s Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program is a collaborative, neighbourhood-based solution for advancing sustainable renewal and climate action. SUN joins neighbourhood residents, municipalities, and other community partners to identify and support opportunities for sustainability through immediate demonstrative impacts, visioning and planning for future action, and the sharing of skills and knowledge.

To download and view the new SUN Action Plan Summary for Kawartha Heights, click here > 

If you require an accessible version of this document, please email Hayley at hayley.goodchild@greenup.on.ca

Coming Soon!

Watch here for your Resident Guide and Reporting Tool – coming soon!

What the Neighbourhood is saying:

Since 2017 we’ve been hearing residents’ feedback about their homes and neighbourhood, and how the neighbourhood could become a more sustainable place to live, work, and play. The priorities we’ve heard about most in Kawartha Heights include:

  • Water management: Conserve the amount of water used by homes and businesses; protect the local watershed; minimize the impacts of local flooding.
  • Healthy, active transportation & recreation: Increase the vibrancy and use of parks and other greenspace; increase shade cover to support healthy recreation; improve the safety of roads in the neighbourhood for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Habitat & urban forest: Increase the number and diversity of trees and native plant species in the area; support habitat for pollinators and other wildlife; increase shade cover.
  • Community building: Increase the number of inclusive, family-friendly events and activities in the neighbourhood.
  • Energy: Reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced in the neighbourhood; improve the energy efficiency of people’s homes and businesses.

Upcoming Events!

This Fall join SUN for continued demonstration events, celebrations, the release of the Neighbourhood Action Plan, and plans for the Action Plan implementation!

Click here for the GreenUP Online Events Calendar to view all upcoming events for SUN Kawartha Heights >

For more information on how to get involved in the implementation of the Action Plan, please contact Hayley Goodchild, SUN Coordinator, at Hayley.goodchild@greenup.on.ca or (705) 745-3238 ext. 213.

Neighbourhood successes

In 2019, SUN is working with neighbourhood residents, municipal staff, and other community partners to draft a Neighbourhood Action Plan for East City–Curtis Creek. This document will identify project and program action recommendations that will help the neighbourhood address these needs and reach its sustainability goals. Keep reading to learn how you can participate in the Action Planning process.

 

Together, SUN Kawartha Heights has:

  • Positively impacted almost 2000 square metres of urban space through demonstration gardens, tree planting, rain barrel and composter give-aways, garbage removal, habitat support, and naturalization and invasive species removal
  • Gathered hundreds of people to join in community events and share their thoughts on their neighbourhood
  • Built a network of residents who are passionate about building a more sustainable neighbourhood
  • Creation of SUN Kawartha Heights Action Plans to help guide future actions

The impacts of these projects will extend throughout the neighbourhood and beyond, thank you!

Partners

Otonabee Conservation

Otonabee Conservation

City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan

Nourish

Nourish

Related Programs

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods