Upcoming Quadra-McKenzie Study community workshops

November 16, 2023

Information bulletin
For immediate release

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is hosting a series of interactive community workshops for the Quadra McKenzie Study (QMS).

The study, one of the first of the District’s Centre, Corridor and Village plans, covers an area that includes many important regional and local destinations. It is framed by the McKenzie and Quadra Corridors that connect communities via important travel routes.

The QMS will result in a plan to promote sustainable land use and accommodate new housing and employment growth within well-designed Centres, Corridors and Villages. The Plan will be critical to addressing housing needs, meeting recently announced Provincial housing targets and improving transportation options for all.

Community Workshops

Upcoming workshops will engage community members in exploring concepts for how the area should grow and change over the next 20 years. Workshops follow public engagement done throughout July and August which focused on receiving input on challenges and opportunities.

Series Introduction and Overview Session 

  • Two identical sessions
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  • Online
    • Option 1: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Register here
  • Reynolds Secondary (3963 Borden Street)

 Quadra Corridor Land Use and Housing

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Register here
  • Reynolds Secondary (3963 Borden Street)

 Transportation and Mobility Workshop

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Register here
  • Reynolds Secondary (3963 Borden Street)

 Land Use and Housing Focus Areas

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Register here
  • Reynolds Secondary (3963 Borden Street)

 Series Wrap-Up Overview Workshop  

  • Two identical sessions
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Online

Next Steps

The upcoming community workshops will be critical to determining core plan content, including future land use, building heights and the design of the Quadra and McKenzie Corridors.

Based on workshop outcomes, a draft plan will be created and presented to the public for review and feedback in the Summer of 2024. A proposed plan will then be presented to Council for consideration in the winter of 2024.

Learn More

Subscribe to project updates in order to receive emails at key project milestones, and to be notified of future engagement activities.

More information about the QMS project and event registration can be found at saanich.ca/QMS

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Media contact:
Tracy Grimsrud
Saanich Communications