Reimagine Victoriaville: Phase 2

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The City is excited to launch Phase 2 of Reimagine Victoriaville! A new project team has been formed to:

Explore the removal of Victoriaville Centre and develop a design for the revitalized Victoria and Syndicate Avenues. This street will be transformed into a modern transportation corridor that integrates pedestrians, cyclists and drivers with vibrant public spaces designed for all users.

The City has hired Colliers to lead the project with a team that includes KGS Group (engineers), Scatliff + Miller + Murray (landscape architects and public engagement specialists), i4 Architecture (architects), and Sever Lupu (construction cost consultants).

This project builds upon the extensive research and engagement that started during Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville. Learn more about Phase 1 of the project.

Engagement Opportunities

The consulting team welcomes your feedback. Please submit your comments and questions regarding Phase 2 of Reimagine Victoriaville.

Stakeholders: The City of Thunder Bay, with the project team, met with key stakeholders and rights-holders in early July 2022 to share project information, gather initial feedback to inform the three schematic design options, and better understand technical information from building occupants. Thank you those who participated in those meetings.

Background

Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville concluded in October 2020. During this first phase of the project the City of Thunder Bay explored possible options for a revitalized Victoriaville that are economically and programmatically sound and have broad community support. Four feasible options for the Centre were prepared and analyzed based on public input, stakeholder input, and evaluation criteria to decide on the future of Victoriaville Centre.

In addition to Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville, significant stakeholder and community engagement was initiated in 2016 regarding the possible demolition of the Victoriaville Centre. A public presentation was delivered to approximately 150 attendees and an additional 1300 questionnaires were received in person and online. Almost 9 out of 10 respondents indicated that the Victoriaville Centre does not improve the downtown South Core, does not provide sufficient public benefit relative to its operating deficit, and that the cost to demolish and reopen Victoria Avenue is justified by cost savings over time.

Throughout several rounds of public engagement in 2016, 2019, and 2020, we heard that there is widespread support to demolish Victoriaville Centre and restore Victoria Avenue.

The report of the findings from Phase 1 were presented to City Council on September 21, 2020 that provided a recommendation for the future of Victoriaville Centre. In October 2020, City Council made a recommendation to remove all of Victoriaville Centre. View the Final Report from Phase One.

Learn more about the project background.

The City is excited to launch Phase 2 of Reimagine Victoriaville! A new project team has been formed to:

Explore the removal of Victoriaville Centre and develop a design for the revitalized Victoria and Syndicate Avenues. This street will be transformed into a modern transportation corridor that integrates pedestrians, cyclists and drivers with vibrant public spaces designed for all users.

The City has hired Colliers to lead the project with a team that includes KGS Group (engineers), Scatliff + Miller + Murray (landscape architects and public engagement specialists), i4 Architecture (architects), and Sever Lupu (construction cost consultants).

This project builds upon the extensive research and engagement that started during Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville. Learn more about Phase 1 of the project.

Engagement Opportunities

The consulting team welcomes your feedback. Please submit your comments and questions regarding Phase 2 of Reimagine Victoriaville.

Stakeholders: The City of Thunder Bay, with the project team, met with key stakeholders and rights-holders in early July 2022 to share project information, gather initial feedback to inform the three schematic design options, and better understand technical information from building occupants. Thank you those who participated in those meetings.

Background

Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville concluded in October 2020. During this first phase of the project the City of Thunder Bay explored possible options for a revitalized Victoriaville that are economically and programmatically sound and have broad community support. Four feasible options for the Centre were prepared and analyzed based on public input, stakeholder input, and evaluation criteria to decide on the future of Victoriaville Centre.

In addition to Phase 1 of Reimagine Victoriaville, significant stakeholder and community engagement was initiated in 2016 regarding the possible demolition of the Victoriaville Centre. A public presentation was delivered to approximately 150 attendees and an additional 1300 questionnaires were received in person and online. Almost 9 out of 10 respondents indicated that the Victoriaville Centre does not improve the downtown South Core, does not provide sufficient public benefit relative to its operating deficit, and that the cost to demolish and reopen Victoria Avenue is justified by cost savings over time.

Throughout several rounds of public engagement in 2016, 2019, and 2020, we heard that there is widespread support to demolish Victoriaville Centre and restore Victoria Avenue.

The report of the findings from Phase 1 were presented to City Council on September 21, 2020 that provided a recommendation for the future of Victoriaville Centre. In October 2020, City Council made a recommendation to remove all of Victoriaville Centre. View the Final Report from Phase One.

Learn more about the project background.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Scatliff Miller Murray, KGS Group and Colliers are working with the City of Thunder Bay to determine the best use of Victoria and Syndicate Avenues after Victoriaville Mall is demolished. Please take our survey to help us determine the best design for the re-opening of Victoria and Syndicate Avenues.

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