Lunch Time Lectures

Hosted by Mayor Lisa Helps and City Manager Jocelyn Jenkyns

This lunch time lecture series explores city-making in the 21st century. What does Victoria look like in 30 to 40 years? How do we get there? Lunch Time Lectures at City Hall will provide doses of inspiration from near and far and will examine how, together, city hall, residents and businesses can seize the opportunities and challenges of being a leading-edge city in the 21st century.

All lectures run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall and are webcast.

Click here for past lectures, as well as videos where available.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018 - Shaping a Big Future with Tiny Houses, with Denise Clowater
    Tiny house living isn’t a fad - it has the potential to meet a variety of housing needs without the huge financial burden.

    Come and learn how tiny houses can transform urban areas into strong communites while offering gentle densification. Tiny houses enable affordable home ownership, allowing seniors to age in place and millenials to stay local while getting a leg up on their journey.

    Join us as we talk tiny, exploring a creative solution for our housing crisis and helping people see how tiny living has its place in the 21st century.

    This talk, presented by spokesperson Denise Clowater of THAVI (Tiny House Advocates of Vancouver Island), will give you an introduction into the tiny house movement and the ways that tiny houses can benefit a community.