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Metrotown Development Plan Update

Metrotown Development Plan Update

Metrotown Downtown Plan Update

The City has embarked on a planning process to update the Community Plan for Metrotown. This update process provides the opportunity to create a true downtown for Burnaby; one that enables the highest order of land use and development supported by social, recreation, entertainment, and cultural amenities important to all of Burnaby’s residents, businesses and employees.

The first phase of this planning process commenced with the adoption of a Council report on May 9, 2016. The report outlined the preliminary vision, principles, and land use framework to be used as a basis for public input. The first phase of the public input process was undertaken between May 28, 2016 and August 31, 2016. During this time, staff consulted with over 1,800 people and received over 200 public input surveys – thank you for your participation!

The second phase of this planning process has now commenced with the adoption of the Council Report on November 21, 2016. The report summarizes the input from the first phase; conveys the Draft Metrotown Downtown Plan which will be used as a basis to receive further public input; and, outlines the next steps in the Plan update process. This second phase of the public input process is scheduled to be undertaken between November 22, 2016 and February 1, 2017.

Public Input Process

The City is undertaking a broad reaching public input process for Metrotown that is anticipated to garner input from the entire City on the future of Burnaby’s downtown.

The public input process will include this website, public opinion surveys, newspaper and other digital notices, InfoBurnaby articles, and displays at public venues. The process will be supported by materials such as council reports, plan documents, display boards, posters, presentations, brochures, posters, public input surveys, other media, renderings, pictures, graphics, and other means to engage a broad audience from across the City.

What is a Community Plan?

This Plan falls under the Community Plans category within Burnaby’s planning framework. The City of Burnaby has a comprehensive set of Community Plans that provide policy directions to guide future development, growth, and change throughout the City, in alignment with the Regional Growth Strategy, the Official Community Plan and other City-wide strategies and policies.

Phase 1: Preliminary Vision, Principles, and Land Use Framework

Phase 2: Draft Metrotown Downtown Plan

The following is a brief synopsis of each section within the Draft Metrotown Downtown Plan:

Coming Soon…

This website will be updated to provide you with the most current information and resources related to the Plan update. Please check back regularly.

Contact Us

Email: metrotownplan@burnaby.ca
Telephone: 604-294-7061
Fax: 604-294-7220


Visit our information displays at the locations below. Fill out a survey and share your ideas and input.
  • December 1, 2016, 3:00–7:00 PM
    City Hall, 4949 Canada Way
  • December 6, 2016, 4:00–8:00 PM
    Bob Prittie Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue
  • December 12, 2016, 4:00–8:00 PM
    McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street
  • January 10, 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM
    Cameron Library, 9523 Cameron Street
  • January 12, 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM
    Tommy Douglas Library,7311 Kingsway
  • January 16, 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM
    Bob Prittie Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue
  • January 19, 2017, 3:00–7:00 PM
    City Hall, 4949 Canada Way