Sustainable Development and Transportation

Vanier is an urban neighbourhood facing unique challenges and pressures, and we are determined to achieve positive change and development with everyone in mind.

The ever-busy Sustainable Development and Transportation Committee loudly and proudly gives voice to Vanier residents at the City level. We keep a watchful eye on City plans and projects affecting Vanier, from the small (curb cuts and bus stops landscaping) to the enormous (the City’s Official Plan). We review projects proposed by developers and work to bring residents’ concerns forward in City planning decisions. For example, we:

  • speak on behalf of Vanier residents at the City’s planning and transportation committees
  • work with our ward councillor’s team to influence decisions affecting Vanier
  • develop local plans for traffic calming, tree planting and renewal projects for our traditional main streets
  • provide comments on development proposals and oppose negative impacts such as the Salvation Army mega-shelter
  • call for improvements that promote pedestrian and cyclist safety and better transit 
  • advocate for new parks, public spaces and affordable housing

Do you care about issues like intensification, walkability, cycling and traffic, climate change and green space? Do you like to keep your “ears to the ground” for what’s coming next in our community? We’d be glad to have you pitch in!

Meet every First Monday of the month.

Join us by dropping in on any meeting or check out our current volunteer needs!