Britannia Renewal

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Together with the community, we are working on the rezoning phase of the Britannia Renewal.

In July 2018, Vancouver City Council approved the Britannia Renewal Master Plan. Now, the City and Project Partners (the Britannia Community Services Society, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Board of Park and Recreation) are working with the community to develop and submit a rezoning application for Britannia.

This rezoning process will build on the Master Plan to determine aspects of the future Britannia site, including uses, building heights, density, and green space requirements. Throughout the rezoning process, Project Partners will work collaboratively with the community to determine a preferred site option.

Starting in January 2021, there will be many opportunities for you to share your feedback on the future of the Britannia. We will ensure that there are lots of COVID-safe ways to participate. Check back here for details.


The vision for Britannia Renewal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community place for reconciliation, social connection and development, learning, cultural exploration and expression, play, and recreation - enhancing the life and well-being of all.

Key project values were created with the community during the Master Plan. These values will continue to guide the Britannia Renewal through the rezoning process:

• Take action on reconciliation

• Honour history and culture

• Importance of sharing and caring

• Be accessible, welcoming, and safe for all

• Support well being and growth of the individual and community

• Optimize resilience and sustainability


Together with the community, we are working on the rezoning phase of the Britannia Renewal.

In July 2018, Vancouver City Council approved the Britannia Renewal Master Plan. Now, the City and Project Partners (the Britannia Community Services Society, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Board of Park and Recreation) are working with the community to develop and submit a rezoning application for Britannia.

This rezoning process will build on the Master Plan to determine aspects of the future Britannia site, including uses, building heights, density, and green space requirements. Throughout the rezoning process, Project Partners will work collaboratively with the community to determine a preferred site option.

Starting in January 2021, there will be many opportunities for you to share your feedback on the future of the Britannia. We will ensure that there are lots of COVID-safe ways to participate. Check back here for details.


The vision for Britannia Renewal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community place for reconciliation, social connection and development, learning, cultural exploration and expression, play, and recreation - enhancing the life and well-being of all.

Key project values were created with the community during the Master Plan. These values will continue to guide the Britannia Renewal through the rezoning process:

• Take action on reconciliation

• Honour history and culture

• Importance of sharing and caring

• Be accessible, welcoming, and safe for all

• Support well being and growth of the individual and community

• Optimize resilience and sustainability


  • Host a listening session today

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    02 Feb 2021

    Listening sessions are designed as small group guided activities to help organizations and community groups connected to Britannia to discuss specific topics of the Britannia Renewal. Your input will help the project partners decide on key features of the rezoning application, including the public realm, the connection between buildings, indoor and outdoor spaces, and non-market housing. Groups are invited to self-facilitate or co-facilitate sessions with a project team member.

    Listening Sessions will be organized between February 15 – March 12, 2021. If you or your group would like to participate in a Listening Session, please contact britanniarenewal@vancouver.ca to discuss steps for hosting a session.

    Larger public open houses and a survey will be available in March to share additional feedback. Check-back here for other engagement opportunities starting in March.

    Listening sessions are designed as small group guided activities to help organizations and community groups connected to Britannia to discuss specific topics of the Britannia Renewal. Your input will help the project partners decide on key features of the rezoning application, including the public realm, the connection between buildings, indoor and outdoor spaces, and non-market housing. Groups are invited to self-facilitate or co-facilitate sessions with a project team member.

    Listening Sessions will be organized between February 15 – March 12, 2021. If you or your group would like to participate in a Listening Session, please contact britanniarenewal@vancouver.ca to discuss steps for hosting a session.

    Larger public open houses and a survey will be available in March to share additional feedback. Check-back here for other engagement opportunities starting in March.

  • Introducing the Community Input Group

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    14 Jan 2021

    Starting in February 2021, we’ll be launching several opportunities for community members to participate and provide feedback on the rezoning application for the Britannia Renewal. All opportunities will be in compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions, and will be listed on this page.

    Community Input Group

    Project Partners will be forming a Community Input Group in February 2021, where community members will be invited by community organizations with connections to Britannia to participate and share their feedback on the rezoning application in an inclusive, safe environment. Recognizing the impacts of racism and discrimination on public spaces and community wellbeing in Vancouver, membership of this group will be reserved for community members who consider themselves underrepresented in local government processes. It’s intended that this group will meet approximately six times over the course of the rezoning process, and each meeting will be organized around a specific topic for discussion, which may include reconciliation, community legacy, housing, public green space and non-profit spaces.

    Project Partners are currently working with local organizations and community groups to nominate community members for participation in this group, who meet the following demographics:

    • Gender diversity, including representation from transgender and non-binary community members;

    • A range of members from the following age cohorts: 16-29 years, 30-44 years, 45-64 years, 65+ years;

    • A range of household living situations, including single parents;

    • Individuals with a variety of cultural backgrounds, including members who self-identify as racialized and/or Indigenous;

    • At least one person who identifies as having a disability or using mobility aids;

    • A range of incomes, including representation from individuals who are low-income;

    • A range of individuals with diverse living situations, with an emphasis on individuals who rent and/or who may be precariously housed or under housed;

    • A combination of individuals who are already engaged at Britannia and individuals who do not currently access programming on site.

    View the Community Input Group Terms of Reference (in the documents section) for more details.

    This Community Input Group will be one of many ways to participate and provide feedback into the Britannia rezoning application. If you are not approached for membership, a number of other community engagement activities will be available throughout the rezoning process for you to get involved in and share your feedback. Check back here soon for updates on these activities starting in February!

    Starting in February 2021, we’ll be launching several opportunities for community members to participate and provide feedback on the rezoning application for the Britannia Renewal. All opportunities will be in compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions, and will be listed on this page.

    Community Input Group

    Project Partners will be forming a Community Input Group in February 2021, where community members will be invited by community organizations with connections to Britannia to participate and share their feedback on the rezoning application in an inclusive, safe environment. Recognizing the impacts of racism and discrimination on public spaces and community wellbeing in Vancouver, membership of this group will be reserved for community members who consider themselves underrepresented in local government processes. It’s intended that this group will meet approximately six times over the course of the rezoning process, and each meeting will be organized around a specific topic for discussion, which may include reconciliation, community legacy, housing, public green space and non-profit spaces.

    Project Partners are currently working with local organizations and community groups to nominate community members for participation in this group, who meet the following demographics:

    • Gender diversity, including representation from transgender and non-binary community members;

    • A range of members from the following age cohorts: 16-29 years, 30-44 years, 45-64 years, 65+ years;

    • A range of household living situations, including single parents;

    • Individuals with a variety of cultural backgrounds, including members who self-identify as racialized and/or Indigenous;

    • At least one person who identifies as having a disability or using mobility aids;

    • A range of incomes, including representation from individuals who are low-income;

    • A range of individuals with diverse living situations, with an emphasis on individuals who rent and/or who may be precariously housed or under housed;

    • A combination of individuals who are already engaged at Britannia and individuals who do not currently access programming on site.

    View the Community Input Group Terms of Reference (in the documents section) for more details.

    This Community Input Group will be one of many ways to participate and provide feedback into the Britannia rezoning application. If you are not approached for membership, a number of other community engagement activities will be available throughout the rezoning process for you to get involved in and share your feedback. Check back here soon for updates on these activities starting in February!