1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4
In the Community
Volunteers and Counting
In 2018, the City of Vancouver Mayor and Council approved the Britannia Renewal Master Plan, which sets out a vision for the future of Britannia’s spaces, places, and services. We are now working on the next phase of the renewal, which is to submit a site wide rezoning application for phases 1-5 of the project.
Rezoning is the process of changing how a property can be used or developed. Building upon the Master Plan, the rezoning process will identify the types of uses that can be included on site, and a number of development criteria including building density, heights, shape, and outdoor and green space requirements.
Over the next 18 months, the Britannia Society is committed to listening to our community, bringing community together to develop strategies for our future, and to represent the voices of our community in our work with our partners: the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver School Board, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Park Board.
Stay tuned for information on upcoming Community Conversations that will take place during the Site-Options phase in winter/spring 2022.
Serving as an integrated hub of education, arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and sustainability.
Fostering a sense of stewardship towards the people and setting that are the source of its richness.
Drawing users whose diversity is matched only by the diversity of programs that ﬁll the Centre’s walls.
Giving life to unparalleled opportunities for collaborative programming, and the flexibility to continually meet the evolving needs of the community.
The vision for the Britannia Renewal is to create an inclusive place for learning, social connection and development, reconciliation, cultural exploration and expression, play, and recreation to enhance the life and well-being of all. Our work moving forward is to ensure that our spaces are safe and welcoming to everyone, and to challenge systemic inequality within our community.
The Britannia site was initiated in the 1970s by local activists responding to the needs of their community. As a renewed site, Britannia will remain a place for people to gather and develop collaborative solutions to community issues, just as it has been for more than 40 years.