Britannia Renewal

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Britannia Renewal Logo against a blue background and artwork of a heart and eagle by Wade Davis

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Services Centre. The Britannia Renewal Master Plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community of Britannia’s renewal.


What's happening?

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

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of the rezoning phase is to identify the types of services and spaces that can be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights. Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of rezoning engagement.


Get involved:

Since 2021, project partners have been meeting with community members to learn about the diverse perspectives regarding the renewal and the future of Britannia. Now, we want to know how the community wants to use the future services and spaces that will be renewed with Building 1 of the Britannia Renewal, identified by the master plan as including the pool, gymnasium, fitness spaces and childcare centre.

Join us at an open house to share feedback and learn about the services and spaces for Building 1:

  • Britannia Ice Rink, Mezzanine Room – Monday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Al Mattison Lounge (AML, 55 + Centre) - Saturday, May 28 at noon to 3 p.m.

If you are not able to attend an open house, you can review the information that will be shared here and email any feedback to BritanniaRenewal@vancouver.ca.

Project partners are continuing to develop site-wide options that look at the overall placement of buildings, heights, relationships between buildings, outdoor spaces, and opportunities for non-market housing. In fall 2022, we will go back to the community to get your input on these site options. Check back here to keep up to date with upcoming engagement opportunities!


Learn more:

Help shape the future of Britannia

In 2018, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Public Library and Britannia Community Services Society adopted a master plan that sets out the vision for the renewal of the Britannia Community Services Centre. The Britannia Renewal Master Plan is a summary of many voices and a record of the needs, dreams and aspirations of the community of Britannia’s renewal.


What's happening?

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

Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building on the master plan, the focus of the rezoning phase is to identify the types of services and spaces that can be included on site and development criteria, such as building density and heights. Before we submit a rezoning application to Vancouver City Council for the renewed Britannia, we will explore options to find creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of the community through four steps of rezoning engagement.


Get involved:

Since 2021, project partners have been meeting with community members to learn about the diverse perspectives regarding the renewal and the future of Britannia. Now, we want to know how the community wants to use the future services and spaces that will be renewed with Building 1 of the Britannia Renewal, identified by the master plan as including the pool, gymnasium, fitness spaces and childcare centre.

Join us at an open house to share feedback and learn about the services and spaces for Building 1:

  • Britannia Ice Rink, Mezzanine Room – Monday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Al Mattison Lounge (AML, 55 + Centre) - Saturday, May 28 at noon to 3 p.m.

If you are not able to attend an open house, you can review the information that will be shared here and email any feedback to BritanniaRenewal@vancouver.ca.

Project partners are continuing to develop site-wide options that look at the overall placement of buildings, heights, relationships between buildings, outdoor spaces, and opportunities for non-market housing. In fall 2022, we will go back to the community to get your input on these site options. Check back here to keep up to date with upcoming engagement opportunities!


Learn more:

Stories

Local residents often say, “Britannia is the heart and soul of the community.” 

When opened in 1976, the Britannia pioneered a unique integrated service delivery model, combining educational, recreational and social services on one central campus – creating a village-like sense of home. Britannia continues to provide vital social services to the vibrant and diverse Grandview Woodland community and beyond. 

What are your favorite memories of Britannia? What do you love about this place?

Thank you for sharing your story with us.
CLOSED: Thank you for sharing your stories about Britannia with us. For an overview of what we've heard to date, see the Engagement Summary Report.

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    late night swims

    by justaperson, about 1 year ago
    I love the pool. Before the pandemic, it was my favourite place to go late at night for a swim when it was quiet and I could have a lane to myself for a while. Then around the corner for pizza at Sunrise! Having a place to go where I can move and feel good and relax, right in the middle of the city.
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