The West End Neighbours is a non-profit society comprised of a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the quality of life of our neighbours and the unique and distinctive character and heritage of our neighbourhood. We are inspired and supported by renters, owners and business people from all walks of life and all ages, especially by the over 12,000 people who have signed our “No Rezoning without a Comprehensive Plan” petition — working people, young families, seniors, children and youth, etc.
The West End is currently facing spot rezoning and development applications for buildings with major departures from height, floor space, and design permitted under current zoning guidelines and community plans. They will have a major long-term impact on our neighbourhood, and the City is failing to look at the big picture of the West End’s residents’ needs. We need to challenge these rezoning applications and ask what we envision for our community into the future.
Many people can accept change, but believe it should be done through fair and transparent consultation, in good faith, and with respect to community wishes. We aim to make the City’s decision-making processes more transparent and democratic by providing information from the community, for the community. You deserve to have a say in major land-use decisions as important as these.