Neighbourhood Boundaries

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Victoria City Council proposed changes to the current neighbourhood boundaries in the following neighbourhoods: Fernwood, Oaklands, Jubilee, North Park, Fairfield, Downtown, Burnside Gorge.

City Council proposed these changes to help reconcile some geographic anomalies and to align neighbourhood boundaries with residents’ sense of place. The City would like to hear from all residents regarding these proposed adjustments. Please provide your feedback by answering the survey below. All feedback received will help Council make their decision on each of the proposed boundary adjustments in September 2021.

What We’re Engaging On
Proposed changes to the neighbourhood boundaries. For more details, view the

Victoria City Council proposed changes to the current neighbourhood boundaries in the following neighbourhoods: Fernwood, Oaklands, Jubilee, North Park, Fairfield, Downtown, Burnside Gorge.

City Council proposed these changes to help reconcile some geographic anomalies and to align neighbourhood boundaries with residents’ sense of place. The City would like to hear from all residents regarding these proposed adjustments. Please provide your feedback by answering the survey below. All feedback received will help Council make their decision on each of the proposed boundary adjustments in September 2021.

What We’re Engaging On
Proposed changes to the neighbourhood boundaries. For more details, view the Council Led Workshop – Neighbourhood Boundaries agenda item and Council’s discussion at the February 4 meeting here.

A subsequent Council discussion (including specific resolutions) was held on February 25, which you can view here.

How We Got Here
In 2019, Council introduced an action to ‘resolve anomalies in neighbourhood boundaries’ in the Strong, Liveable Neighbourhoods section of the City's Strategic Plan.

On February 4, 2021 Council held a discussion about current neighbourhood boundaries. Council made several observations including that:

  • Reconciling geographic anomalies that may fit better in an adjacent neighbourhood
  • There may be opportunities to better match boundaries with the neighbourhoods in which residents perceive themselves to be living
  • Neighbourhood populations vary substantially and may present challenges for neighbourhood associations, e.g. too big for effective representation or too small to recruit volunteer support
  • Some village centres are divided between neighbourhoods

With the above considerations, several boundaries were discussed as possible areas for change (see map). Council directed staff to engage residents through their neighbourhood associations about the proposed boundary area changes.

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