There are many ways to learn more and get involved in the first phase of the project. Click to learn more.

In-person Engagement Session:

Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Scarboro Community Association (1737 14 Ave S.W.).

Registration not required. Drop in anytime between 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Engagement Sessions:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (REGISTRATION REQUIRED - register here)

Monday, October 23, 2023 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (REGISTRATION REQUIRED - register here)

We need you!

Interested in getting involved at a deeper level? Apply to join one or both working groups:

  1. The West Elbow Local Area Planning Working Group will provide feedback on a wide range of topics connected to the entire West Elbow Communities area.
  2. The West Elbow Heritage Guidelines Working Group will provide feedback on heritage guidelines, so that new development complements identified heritage assets within the West Elbow area.

The application deadline for both working groups is October 24, 2023.

If you prefer to read and provide feedback via paper and pen, Engagement booklets will be mailed to homes and businesses in the West Elbow Communities starting the week of September 18, 2023. The Engagement booklets include a feedback form on the back page that includes pre-paid postage to mail back to us.

A digital version of the Engagement booklet is available if you did not receive one and/or you can find a booklet at a My Idea Engagement Station nearby.

In this first phase of the project, we're looking for your feedback on the following:

Topic 1: PAST—the area's history and roots.
Topic 2: PRESENT—the area as it exists today.
Topic 3: FUTURE—the next 30 years.

An Initial Draft of CHAPTER 1 is also available for your review and feedback.

Click through each of the tabs below to learn about the past, present and future and provide your feedback on the initial draft of Chapter 1 of the local area plan.


Click each of the tabs below [PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE - CHAPTER 1] to learn more and provide your feedback.


PAST: the area’s history and roots

When thinking of change within your community and the surrounding area, let's first look back in time at the area's history (Past), then we'll focus on the area as it exists today (Present) and lastly, we'll think about how the area could evolve over the next 30 years (Future).

All communities change, and we can see that clearly when we look back in time. Having a good understanding of an area's past helps us learn about, appreciate, and better understand the history of the area, its people and the influences that led to what we see today.

Click the buttons below to learn a bit about the history of the West Elbow Communities area.

Historic highlights from the West Elbow Communities area.

We've been working with a local historian to gather information about the history of the area. Learn more about the area's history in the content we've created so far in the initial Draft Chapter 1 of the local area plan.



PRESENT: the area as it exists today

Understanding the area as it exists today – including what people love and what people would like to see change – helps inform how things could change and evolve in a way that integrates with what already exists and improves aspects that may need a little love or investment.

Over the past few years, we’ve been spending more time than ever in our communities. Looking at the map, think about what you love about your community and surrounding area and what isn’t working well.

Illustrative map of the West Elbow Communities



FUTURE: the next 30 years

Community change and evolution is often gradual, but many small changes can have a big impact over the long term. Having a local area plan in place to guide change and redevelopment helps ensure individual changes contribute towards a bigger picture plan.

The wants and needs of this generation are different from the last and will be different from the next. We know that things will naturally adapt and change in response to peoples' changing needs but having a better understanding of current and future needs is key to how we plan and where we go as communities.


An initial draft of the first chapter of the local area plan is available for review and feedback.

West Elbow Communities Local Area Plan

Initial Draft Chapter 1 - Fall 2023

Feedback provided will help inform revisions to Chapter 1 of the local area plan, which includes an additional history section. A revised version of Chapter 1 will be shared in the next phase as well as the initial draft of Chapter 2 of the local area plan.

Tell us about you.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback above. We'd also love to know a bit more about you and your connection to the area.