May 9, 2019

Council Highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making. For more information on each initiative, please visit the accompanying link where noted. We welcome anyone who would like to receive Council Highlights to email us at engage@victoria.ca.

Public Hearing: Rezoning and Development Application, and Heritage Alteration Permit with Variances for 224 Superior Street (James Bay)

Following a public hearing, Council approved a Rezoning and Development Application, and Heritage Alteration Permit with Variances for 224 Superior Street to convert the existing bed and breakfast into four residential units and to subdivide the property to create a new small lot to build a single family dwelling.
Learn more about this application.

City Family Update

Council received an update from the City Family in regards to the work unfolding on reconciliation, providing an opportunity for Family members to share their experiences, and Witnesses to bear witness to the story. This update was Indigenous-led and Indigenous-informed, and as result and to honour tradition, it was not recorded on the City’s webcast. The update included a traditional blanket ceremony and a presentation from Florence Dick, member of the City Family. Her presentation included next steps on what the Family will be doing, including a cultural celebration featuring the traditions of the Lekwungen-speaking people and those of other Indigenous people who are now living on traditional Lekwungen lands. Florence also shared that an Indigenous ceremony and response to the removal of the Sir John A. MacDonald status will also be among the next steps.
Learn more about the City Family and the City’s Reconciliation program.

2019 Festival Investment Grants

The City approved Festival Investment Grants (FIG) for 35 applicants totalling $276,828 in cash grants and $128,700 in in-kind City services. The FIG program was established in 1999, and has allocated over $2.8 million in cash and $1.9 million in in-kind City services to recipients to hold festivals and celebrations that add to Victoria’s vitality, vibrancy and diversity.
Read the staff report to learn more about this year’s applicants