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Reimagine City Hall

Reimagine City Hall

Our City Hall campus is in need of development. 

Growing communities, evolving technology and safety requirements means our City Hall campus needs are expanding.

Some buildings are due for seismic upgrades, while others can benefit from operational efficiencies and improved delivery of services.

In response, we are asking you to reimagine City Hall - one that will support the evolving needs of citizens and staff in the decades to come.

Why reimagine our campus?

Reimagining City Hall will:

  • Improve the safety of public and civic staff
  • Improve access and delivery to city public services
  • Optimize city-owned assets
  • Embrace changing work styles for the future
  • Prioritize technological advancement
  • Leverage City strategies including sustainable growth

More than just a building

Our City Hall campus is more than just a heritage building. We have a number of buildings across the city that house different departments to support the functions of City Hall. 

City Hall also encompasses innovative mobile operations such as Pop-up City Hall, which brings services directly to communities.

Our online services have expanded over time to allow civic engagement from your home or mobile device. We want your help to understand how these changes impact your engagement with City Hall. 

Help us reimagine the campus

In the coming months, we will be asking for input on how City Hall should adapt to support changing needs and a sustainable future. 

Reimagining City Hall is an opportunity to create innovative, inspiring, and inclusive spaces. 

Input received will help inform recommendations presented to Council in mid-to-late 2017. We commit to ensuring the public’s contribution will influence the recommendations.

In the meantime, we encourage you to think about attributes that could be incorporated into our future City Hall.

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Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • 2012

    Improve safety and assess needs

    Declared seismically unsound, the East Wing (2675 Yukon Street) building is slated for removal.

  • Mid
    2016

    Seismic upgrades

    Seismic upgrades to the West Annex building (515 West 10th Avenue), and deconstruction and renovation of the East Wing begin.

    Facility Planners and Architects assess current space requirements and future needs of City Hall.

  • We are here
  • Late
    2016

    Report on the findings from assessment

  • Late 2016 -
    2017

    Reimagine what could be

    Engage citizens and staff for input through workshops, public events, questionnaires and other opportunities for dialogue. Collect ideas, explore options.

  • Mid 2017-
    Late 2017

    Draft and share recommendations. Present recommendations to Council.