City Building Blocks

Join Community Planning staff, Mayor Lisa Helps and experts from our community as we explore the building blocks that create and shape our cities.

Meet us online for our newly created City Building Blocks series of Lunch and Learns. Topics are centered around ideas to help build strong, resilient, and inclusive communities for those living here today and in the future.

Victoria’s Housing Future: How Housing Shapes our City – September 17, 1 – 2 p.m.

Housing is an essential need for each of us, but it is also one of the most important elements influencing the shape of our city. Join us to learn about the housing needs of Victoria’s residents today and in the future. Participate in a discussion about planning for future housing in a way that creates an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient community – a community for everyone. Register here

Missing Middle Housing – October 12, 12 – 1 p.m.

As the price of new detached houses continue to rise, and we see a continued trend of new families leaving the city, Council has directed staff to explore options for making it easier to build missing middle forms of housing such as townhouses and houseplexes (e.g. triplex, fourplex). Join for a discussion of possible scenarios for how Victoria could make it easier to build housing forms in between apartment buildings and detached houses. Register here

Affordable Housing & Co-location – November 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The City and others in the development community are looking for new ways to create opportunities for affordable housing partnerships. Rising land costs and a scarcity of land is motivating the City and partners to explore co-locating housing within new civic projects. Join us for a discussion to learn about new partnerships that are unlocking land for affordable housing to create more inclusive communities. Register here