The Garden Suite Study in Saanich - the next steps.

Residents are invited to attend an open house to learn what is being proposed for Garden Suite regulations and design guidelines. 

This is an opportunity to provide your input before the final proposed regulatory framework is presented to Council this summer.

The proposed regulations are based on community input and include requirements for the location, size and height of garden suites, as well as aspects of building design such as roof form, windows, lighting and landscaping.

The results of this study have the potential to have a significant impact on our neighbourhoods and it is important for residents to know what is being proposed.

If you are unable to attend, complete the online survey available from May 4 to 31, or fill out a paper copy available at Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Ave). 

Open Houses

Drop by one of the open houses to view display boards and share your thoughts:

  1. Tuesday, May 7 

  2. 5 to 8 p.m.  

  3. Greek Community Centre - 4648 Elk Lake Drive

  1. Saturday, May 4

  2. 2 to 5 p.m. 
    Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

  1. Thursday, May 9 

  2. 4 to 7 p.m.  

  3. G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre

  1. Thursday, May 16 

  2. 1:30 to 4 p.m.

  3. Gordon Head Recreation

Next Steps

Input gathered from the open houses and surveys will inform the final proposed regulatory framework, which will be presented to Council this summer.

For more information on the Garden Suite proposal visit   

The Display Boards for the open houses are HERE          

To read the GHRA’s initial response to the Garden Suite issue, go HERE