Have Your Say
One City, Many Voices: Public Engagement Summit
Join the City of Victoria and fellow residents at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for an evening of community building.
We believe cities are stronger, healthier and more vibrant when more citizens are involved in City decision making.
Join us to explore new ways of engaging people from different experiences, backgrounds, neighbourhoods and age groups in City decision making.
Our panelists, Sharmarke Dubow, communtity organizer, Monique Gray Smith, award winning author and international speaker, Veronika Bylickiand Tesicca Truong, founders of CityHive will offer inspiration and insight, followed by a discussion.
There will also be an opportunity to learn about City projects planned for 2018 and how you can be involved. We’ll be looking for ideas on how to get even more voices heard as we improve our parks, expand our active transportation network, develop local area plans and much more.
Date: Monday, February 5, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
Details: A light dinner will be provided. Please let us know if you require childcare. If you have children age 4-12 you can register for an in-studio art class led by the Art Gallery.
RSVP: Please note this event is now full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist pleas click here.
We want to hear from you!
Interested in seeing engagement opportunities 'a year at a glance'? You can view our Engagement Road Map [PDF - 2.5 MB] here.
The engagement road map calendar (updated July 20, 2017) lists more details about current and future input opportunities.
To learn more about the Engagement Framework please click here.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about some of the projects we are currently working on and for sharing your views with the City of Victoria.
It's your time to vote on which ideas from the community you would like to see funded. Voting is open until Januaary 20, 2018. This is the first participatory budget process to take place in Victoria. We'd like to offer a big shout out to all of the organizations and individuals who submitted proposals! Learn more here.
Topaz Park Improvement Plan
Design concepts for the future of Topaz Park are ready for community feedback. Community input on the ideas regarding the design concepts will help inform a Park Improvement Plan for Topaz Park, which will guide changes and investment in the park over many years.Take the survey, view the concepts and review more detailed information here.
Victoria West Neighbourhood Plan
Honouring the past, shaping the present, and investing in the future - it's your community! View project
Join the conversation as we plan for the future of Fairfield and Gonzales!
The communities of Fairfield and Gonzales are creating new Neighbourhood Plans that will shape the future, while respecting the past and enhancing the present. View project
Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project
Planning is underway to replace the ageing Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre to make it a better place for everyone to have fun and to stay healthy and active for generations to come. View project
Draft 2018 Financial Plan
Council has given preliminary approval to the 2018 Draft Financial Plan and has sought public feedback before finalizing in early January, 2018. Please note, this survey is now closed.
As presented in the Draft Financial Plan, the 2018 operating budget totals $233.3 million and the capital budget totals $43.1 million. The proposed property tax increase is 2.77%; combined with utility fees, the overall costs to homeowners and businesses would result in a 2.8% increase from 2017.
Name That Library!
Thank you to those who submitted names to help name the new library branch that is set to open in James Bay in early 2018. The submission period is now closed. The suggested names were shared with City Council for consideration, and the name of the new library will be announced soon. Learn more here.
Cecelia Ravine Park Improvement Plan
In 2016, the City of Victoria purchased new properties to add 0.5 acres of land to Cecelia Ravine Park, providing the opportunity to add new park features for the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. We recently asked for feedback on the draft park improvement plan. Learn more here.
Ship Point Master Plan
We recently asked, "What do you think about the new look for Ship Point?" Read about the concept and check back for an engagement summary here .
Your Ideas, Your Neighbourhood: Burnside Gorge
The Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood Plan has been approved. Read the plan here.