Belleville Street Upgrades

Concept designs for a “complete streets” improvement planned for the 400 block of Belleville Street to be built in 2017 are now available.  The concept plans will also be on display at the Black Ball, Coho Ferry Terminal on Belleville Street on December 7 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Information and background of the project: Belleville Streetscape Concept Background.pdf [PDF - 338 KB]

The upgrades are planned to take place along the 400 block of Belleville Street between Menzies Street and Oswego Street and are being coordinated along with the planned redevelopment of the Belleville Terminal by the Province of BC. The project, part of the David Foster Harbour Pathway includes the following improvements:

  • Widened sidewalks, marked on-street bike lanes, and enhancements to the streetscape
  • A new mid-block crosswalk
  • A redesigned plaza as a key gateway to the Lower Causeway and Inner Harbour at Menzies
  • A retaining wall to allow for a wider sidewalk on the west half of the block

See concepts here: BellevilleStreetConcept-400Block.pdf [PDF - 1.6 MB]

City of Victoria staff have worked closely with local stakeholders including the Province of BC, local hotel and restaurants, Tourism Victoria and tenants of the Belleville Terminal to create a concept design that will benefit residents and tourists walking, riding bikes, using the pick-up and drop-off areas at the terminal, or accessing sightseeing related activities. 

For those that cannot attend the open house event, feedback can be sent to

Following the event on December 7, the feedback collected will help refine and inform the final design for the project that is forwarded to Council for approval.