›› Kathryn Juricic

Hello, neighbours! I’m writing on behalf of the Fernwood Community ­Association (FCA) to encourage conversation and engagement on what’s happening in our neighbourhood—because let me tell you, there is a lot going on! There are many new developments, bike lane corridors, placemaking opportunities, and more that we need your guidance with.

You’re in good hands to get the full picture of development. Fernwood’s Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) recently created a detailed Google map of the forty-five addresses in our neighbourhood that are in different stages of development, variance, rezoning, and heritage applications! It’s a lot, right? Let’s talk about it.

Fernwood Land Use Committee meetings happen on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm to facilitate discussions about a range of topics like neighbourhood planning, specific rezoning applications, and dare I mention, the borders of our neighbourhood—with the City of Victoria, developers, and you. Everyone welcome! Please join us!

Those aren’t the only discussions you can join. If you haven’t been on Fernwood Community Network on Facebook, that’s where it’s at! But in all seriousness, the FCA is actively gathering members for our Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Committee to guide decisions that will affect our neighbourhood for years to come.

We run the building at 1923 Fernwood Road (between Little June and Knotty by Nature), home to the Little Fernwood Gallery, Theatre Inconnu, and Pandora Arts Collective Society. We also manage Fernwood’s two community allotment gardens (EarthBound Community Garden on Garden Street and Fernwood Community Garden on Chambers Street). We host art shows, workshops, events (when allowed), markets, garden ­parties, and—as I’ve mentioned a few times — discussions about our neighbourhood.

We’d really like you to be a part of it! Join us by signing up at thefca.ca/newsletter and follow us on Facebook: Fernwood Community Association.