What's happening now

Thank you to everyone who participated in our phase 1 survey and open houses. We are now analyzing the feedback we received to inform the draft plan directions for phase 2.

While the phase 1 survey is closed, you can still provide input and comments via email at edmondsplan@burnaby.ca, give us a call at 604-294-7828 or mail written comments to Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2.

While phase 1 for the Edmonds Town Centre Community Plan is underway, we’re also developing new community plans for the Royal Oak and Cascade Heights Urban Village neighbourhoods.

In addition, we’re renewing Burnaby’s Official Community Plan to set the long term vision for managing the city’s growth. Help plan your city’s future by taking part in this exciting process and sharing your ideas.

Learn more about other projects in the Edmonds area, including the Kingsway and Edmonds Conceptual Master Plan.

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About this project

We’re developing a new community plan for the Edmonds community in southeast Burnaby. This plan will establish a vision and policy direction to guide the growth of a diverse, sustainable and resilient Town Centre and shape how this area will redevelop over the mid to long term.

In addition to creating a thriving regional Town Centre with a focus on creating public spaces that promote health, happiness and well-being, the Edmonds plan will lay out a range of opportunities for the area, including:

  • new or enhanced parks, trails, public spaces, community services and amenities for residents
  • an expanded mix of market and non-market housing options
  • the accommodation of regional growth
  • local and regional employment opportunities
  • reinvestment as existing buildings age
  • the shift to more sustainable forms of transportation (walking, transit, cycling)
  • the enhancement and connection to the natural environment, including streams, riparian habitats and other environmental assets
  • building community resiliency
  • a carbon neutral community by 2050

The Edmonds Town Centre area is located along the boundary of the City of Burnaby and the City of New Westminster, southeast of Metrotown and the City of Vancouver.

For more information, read the discussion guide, display boards and Phase 1 Planning and Development Committee (PDC) report.

Our goals

The development of the Edmonds Town Centre Community Plan supports significant actions in This is Climate Action, a framework developed to guide how the City will put into action its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. Preliminary goals for the community plan will support housing, sustainability and resilience, strengthening links between local and regional jobs, housing and transit, and advancing sustainable community design.

We’re also working to ensure that the new plan is directly aligned with the City’s recently-adopted or updated policies, priorities and strategies, as well as ongoing initiatives, including the Burnaby Official Community Plan Update (Burnaby 2050).

Questions and answers

Read our questions and answers to learn more about the community plan process.

In Phase 1, there are certain areas within the potential plan area boundary that are identified in the Preliminary Land Use Framework as “Future Park or Public Use” spaces. Many of you have been reaching out to ask what this means, and how existing residents and property owners in these areas would be impacted if a property is designated for park or public use in the new Edmonds Town Centre community plan. Please refer to the questions and answers section which addresses this further.

If you have general questions about the community planning process, please email us at edmondsplan@burnaby.ca or call 604-294-7828. You can also sign up to stay informed about project related news by clicking on the "Follow" button at the top of this page.