Gordon Head Residents’ Association

Working Together for Our Community

Email the association at: contact@gordonhead.ca


University Heights Redevelopment

We have received the following information from Wesbild:

“We are pleased to provide you with an update on Wesbild's redevelopment proposal for University Heights Shopping Centre. Since our community open house in December of last year, we’ve been working with District staff and our anchor tenant, Home Depot, to finalize our application based on stakeholder input and are now moving forward to the next step in the rezoning and approval process – Council Introduction. While there is some uncertainty surrounding timing as a result of the pandemic, we are both excited and hopeful to be able to introduce the project to Council this summer.”

 The developer has prepared a detailed plan of the proposal that can be accessed by the following link”

We welcome you to preview our final plans for the renewal of University Heights on our recently updated website - www.universityheightsvictoria.com

 MORE from the GHRA on this proposal.

News and Announcements

Membership dues for 2020 are now due. They are $10 for a calendar year and can be paid through PayPal or on our Membership Page.

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New Proposal for Gordon Head Road at Feltham

Abstract Developments is proposing to construct a 76 unit mixed-use four-storey building and

23 three-storey town house units on this site.

We have posted a response to Saanich On this project at the following link.

DETAILS Updated Feb. 17

Contact Information

Contact information for Saanich Council and municipal departments.


Occupancy Limits for Homes

Saanich Council directed staff to prepare a change in the bylaws to allow up to 6 unrelated individuals to live in one house. The GHRA has heard from residents concerned about parking, noise and garbage. We wrote and made presentations to Council requesting that further public consultation be done

At the Public Hearing on Saturday June 20 Saanich council passed the bylaw amendment 6 votes to 3.

  1. Several concerned residents met on Thursday Feb. 20 to discuss this issue. A summary of  this meeting may be found HERE

  2. We held an open meeting on this issue on Feb. 27. the notes on this meeting are posted HERE.

  3. The GHRA letters (2) to Council on this issue are HERE

Saanich Announces Plans for Shelbourne St.

The long awaited improvements to Shelbourne Street from Torquay to Garnet are slated to begin this month. Follow the link below to read the latest information from Saanich.  HERE

News From Mt. Douglas Park

           This information is from the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society.

We hope you will enjoy our latest newsletter: https://mountdouglaspark.ca/web/Newsletters/2020-Spring.pdf

We also would like to share with you a letter to Saanich Mayor and Council in which we request Saanich take a municipal wide holistic review of dog bylaws and owner responsibilities. The letter also includes a link to a Saanich Pound "Mt. Douglas Park and Dogs" report.


The Park has provided a welcome relief to many during covid-19 isolation, but the Park itself is showing wear and tear and we are looking at proactive measures we might take to address this.

Public Hearings

Developments that require rezoning or changes to bylaws are required to go to a Public Hearing where Council can hear input from residents. At this time, the municipality is not holding meetings where the public may attend. We anticipate that public hearings will be held using video and electronic participation. We will let our residents know of any of these that involve properties in Gordon Head.