Early Engagement - 2016

This page contains historical information about the Fairfield and Gonzales Neighbourhood Planning process.

Background information

Neighbourhood planning for Fairfield and Gonzales began in April 2016. Three phases of engagement were conducted throughout with both neighbourhoods:

Apr - May 2016 Phase 1: Pre-planning
Jun - Aug 2016 Phase 2: Imagine
Oct - Nov 2016 Phase 3: Co-Create

Read more about those phases of engagement below. In January 2017, the neighbourhood planning processes were separated. Gonzales moved to the draft plan stage while more information was sought about from the Fairfield community about different growth options.


Where we are today
Draft Plan Engagement (May/June 2017)
Revisions and OCP Amendment Engagement (October 2017)


Where are we today
Growth Options & Housing (April/May 2017) 
Design Workshop (June 2017)
Draft Plan Engagement (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Fairfield & Gonzales Early Engagement

Apr - May 2016:  Phase 1: Pre-planning

On Saturday April 9, 2016, the neighbourhoods of Fairfield and Gonzales started the conversation about their neighbourhood plan(s) at a community meeting at the Fairfield Community Place. Approximately 90 residents and businesses provided input on key considerations and issues and about who should be engaged and by what means. The feedback received at that meeting has been collated and summarized and can be viewed here:

Read the Fairfield Gonzales April 9 Engagement Summary here 

April 9, 2016: view presentation here

Jun - Aug 2016: Phase 2: Imagine

Between June 18 and August 31, 2016, Fairfield and Gonzales neighbours were asked to help build the vision and goals for the future of their neighbourhood. The City engaged residents and businesses through an on-line survey (354 people), a community workshop (over 100 participants), sounding boards (1,190 ideas), and several citizen-led meetings to begin to discuss the future of their neighbourhoods.

Read the Phase II Engagement Summary here. Read the Phase II Detailed Engagement Summary here. Read the Phase II Raw Feedback here

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, approximately 50 members of the community came out to discuss what citizen-led engagement will look and to start to build a vision for the community. The City presented ideas for how the community can lead engagement activities and presented the neighbourhood profiles. View the City presentation here.

Oct - Nov 2016: Phase 3: Co-Create

At the start of this phase, which launched in October 2016, neighbours were invited to dig deeper into key issues identified by the community. A series of forums were held on issues including, housing, urban villages, transportation, parks and more.

Here's what we heard:

Forum Engagement Summaries

Renters Forum, October 13, 2016: Renters Forum

Fairfield: Future of Housing and Urban Villages, Oct 17, 2016
Engagement Summary
Interactive Panels
Experiential Mapping
Visual Preferences

Gonzales: Future of Housing and Urban Villages, Oct 18, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 146 KB]
Urban Form Mapping [PDF - 461 KB]
Visual Preferences[PDF - 793 KB]]
Interactive Panels [PDF - 196 KB]

Transportation Forum, Oct 22, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 271 KB]

Parks, Trees, Open Space and Recreation, Oct 22, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 212 KB]

Placemaking, Public Spaces, Arts & Culture, Oct 22, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 269 KB]

Heritage, Oct 25, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 166 KB]

Sustainability & Neighbourhood Resiliency, Oct 27, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 205 KB]

Cook Street Village Forums, Oct 24 and Oct 29, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 3.1 MB]

Cook Street Village Merchants, Oct 27, 2016
Engagement Summary [PDF - 111 KB]

Email Feedback

Feedback received by email [PDF - 565 KB]
Feedback from resident [PDF - 617 KB]

Forum Poster Boards

All Forum Poster Boards [PDF - 27.4 MB]

Forum Presentations

Cook Street Village
City Presentation, October 24 [PDF - 15.1 MB]
City Presentation, October 29 [PDF - 4.8 MB]
Cook Street Growth Scenarios [PDF - 1020 KB]

City Presentation, October 25 [PDF - 2.7 MB]

Housing Growth and Urban Villages
City Presentation - Fairfield, October 17 [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Dialog Presentation - Fairfield, October 17 [PDF - 35.9 MB]

City Presentation - Gonzales, October 18 [PDF - 1020 KB]
Dialog Presentation - Gonzales, October 18 [PDF - 38.2 MB]

Parks, Open Space and Recreation
City Presentation, October 22 [PDF - 8.6 MB]

City Presentation, October 22 [PDF - 5.9 MB]

Sustainability and Neighbourhood Resiliency
City Presentation, October 27 [PDF - 9.6 MB]

City Presentation, October 22 [PDF - 4.9 MB]