Neighbourhood Boundaries

Current Project Status

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback on potential changes to neighbourhood boundaries last year. As you can see in the timeline to the right, community engagement took place in the summer of 2021. The Council Report (in Reports section to the right) was accepted by Council and they brought forward a series of proposed neighbourhood boundary related changes.

In early January, one of the three proposed changes (relating to merging the North and South Jubilee CALUCs) was removed by Council.

At this point there are two proposed boundary changes moving forward for a final opportunity for

Current Project Status

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback on potential changes to neighbourhood boundaries last year. As you can see in the timeline to the right, community engagement took place in the summer of 2021. The Council Report (in Reports section to the right) was accepted by Council and they brought forward a series of proposed neighbourhood boundary related changes.

In early January, one of the three proposed changes (relating to merging the North and South Jubilee CALUCs) was removed by Council.

At this point there are two proposed boundary changes moving forward for a final opportunity for public comment. You can learn about these changes and how to share your feedback at the January 27, 2022 Non- Statutory Public Hearing here.

Following the January 27 meeting Council will consider all the feedback and provide staff with direction on moving forward.


Summary
In 2021, 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.

What We Engaged 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.

Page last updated: 18 Jan 2022, 02:35 PM