Ambleside, as West Vancouver’s town centre, provides something for all District residents, whether it’s where they live or work or where they shop, socialize or access municipal services.
In the fall of 2017, as part of the wider OCP review process, the District worked with the community on some initial engagement about opportunities for the future of Ambleside Town Centre. This included forming an Ambleside Engagement Team made up of staff and local stakeholders: Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers’ Association, West Vancouver Community Centre, West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre and West Vancouver Secondary School.
The Ambleside Engagement Team advised staff on a range of early engagement opportunities, notably the publication of a community profile of Ambleside, hosting a speakers forum in partnership with the West Vancouver Community Centres Society and conducting a community survey. More information about each of these engagement activities is available in the sections below.
The Ambleside Town Centre Plan remains a priority of Council and is included as part of the Local Economy’s Strategic goal, specifically as Objective 2.1 “Initiate local area plan for Ambleside Town Centre”. While the timeline of the project is yet to be determined, the District remains committed to working with the community through an inclusive public engagement process that provides meaningful opportunities for the community to shape the future of Ambleside.