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Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: September 26, 2022

Greater Victoria municipalities recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: September 12, 2022

Service of Remembrance planned in Sidney to honour Queen Elizabeth II

Community invited to participate in Sidney’s third Annual Tree Appreciation Day

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: August 15, 2022

Heat Response Information

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: July 18, 2022

New ladder truck means safer rescues for Sidney Volunteer Fire Department

Official Community Plan Bylaw adopted by Council

Return of Sidney-Anacortes ferry service expected by summer 2023 at the earliest

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: June 13, 2022

Faster internet connection now available throughout Sidney to support business community and residents

Revised draft of Official Community Plan now available for public review

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: May 24, 2022

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: May 9, 2022

Draft Official Community Plan undergoing revisions as a result of public input

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: April 25, 2022

Sidney Council adopts new tax policy to further support local businesses

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: March 28, 2022

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: March 14, 2022

Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority form partnership to build Galaran/Beacon Ave West roundabout

Sidney-Anacortes ferry service on hold due to labour shortages

Public review of draft Official Community Plan set to begin

RCMP warns scams are on the rise in Sidney and North Saanich

Sidney approves 2022 Financial Plan

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Feb. 14, 2022

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Jan. 24, 2022

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: January 10, 2022

Town of Sidney Benefits from Canada Community-Building Fund

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Dec. 20 2021

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Dec. 6 2021

Peninsula Firefighters Christmas Food Drive returns Saturday, December 11th

The annual Peninsula Firefighters Christmas Food Drive is returning on Saturday, December 11, 2021 with most of the traditional neighbourhood drive throughs, along with drop off stations set up at local fire halls.
Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Nov. 22 2021

New survey launched to identify barriers to climate action

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Nov. 8, 2021

Town of Sidney Council Meeting Highlights: Oct. 25, 2021

More public parking now available in downtown Sidney

Thirty-five free public parking spaces have returned to Sidney, steps away from Beacon Avenue.
Newly released draft vision and goals for Sidney reflect culmination of community input

After 10 months of community engagement, a common vision and set of goals have begun to emerge for the Official Community Plan (OCP) update. During Phase II of the OCP update process, the Town of Sidney heard a range of ideas, dreams, and concerns about the future of Sidney and compiled this feedback into a Key Directions Report, now available for public review.
Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated June 30, 2021 - The Town of Sidney is monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates are posted to this page. The latest update includes information about Step 3 of BC's Restart Plan.
Tulista Walkway Improvements Set to Begin

Improvements to the popular walkway in Tulista Park in Sidney are scheduled to begin in mid-June.
Town of Sidney Makes Recommendations to the Victoria Airport Authority on Distribution Centre Development

The Town of Sidney Council has finalized its recommendations to the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) on the proposed development by York Realty on VAA lands at 9899 McDonald Park Road.
Take the Community Design Survey!

The Town of Sidney is inviting anyone who calls Sidney home to have their say about Sidney's future by taking the Community Design Survey. The survey is one of many community engagement opportunities for the project prior to beginning to draft a new Official Community Plan for Sidney over the summer.
Sidney Approves 2021 Financial Plan

Town Council has approved a Financial Plan for 2021, resulting in a modest municipal tax impact of 2.7%.
Saanich Peninsula Alert Notification System Receives Upgrade

As of March 25, 2021, Saanich Peninsula Alert will be exclusively administered through a new platform to inform subscribers of critical events that may impact residents, stakeholders, and visitors on the Saanich Peninsula.
Town of Sidney Partners with CleanBC Rebate Program

Sidney Council resolved to commit up to $50,000 as a municipal partner in the CleanBC Better Homes rebate program and instructed staff to move forward with becoming a program partner. The funds will be used in 2021 to top-up rebates provided through the program for home renovations for Sidney residents.
Town of Sidney Benefits from Federal Gas Tax Funding

Sidney Mayor and Council acknowledge the ongoing community benefits derived through the receipt and use of Gas Tax funds under the Community Works Agreement.
Sidney Council Updates Tree Preservation Bylaw

On December 14, 2020 the Town of Sidney Council adopted an amendment to the Town’s Tree Preservation Bylaw No. 2138.
Sidney Council Waives Town's 2021 Business Licence Fees

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting impact on local businesses, Sidney Council passed a resolution to waive the Town of Sidney Business Licence Fees for existing and new businesses for the 2021 calendar year.

The Town of Sidney is pleased to announce the substantial completion of the Reay Creek Dam Renovation Project ensuring it is ready for the upcoming Salmon spawning season.
Rathdown Park Reopens for Play

The new playground at Rathdown Park features slides, swings, places to climb and a mini zip line!
Town of Sidney Launches "Meet Your Street" - A Neighbourhood Connectedness Program

The Town of Sidney is excited to announce a new program called “Meet Your Street” that aims to enhance neighbourly connections and build neighbourhood resilience. Meet Your Street is a resident-led effort to help neighbours get to know each other, largely through neighbourhood activities.
Pure Energy Sculpture Donated to Town of Sidney

Well known, local Sculptor, Armando Barbon has donated his bronze sculpture entitled "Pure Energy" to the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walt.
Community Engagement Begins this Fall for Sidney OCP

Housing, development, the environment and other key topics will be explored as Sidney gets started on the public rollout of its Official Community Plan (OCP) review and update project. The OCP will serve as a blueprint for future growth and development in the community.
Sidney/North Saanich Library Collection Survey

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is conducting a survey to gather opinions about the library collection.
Information for 2020 Tax Payers

Effective Friday, July 3, 2020, in-person property tax payments at Sidney Town Hall will be by appointment only. Please contact us at 250-656-1184 or propertytax@sidney.ca if you would like to make an appointment, or consider one of the other property tax payment options listed on this page. Access to Sidney Town Hall is restricted to comply with physical distancing requirements established by the Provincial Health Officer. Municipal business is being conducted by phone, email, online through our website, and by appointment.
Canada Day 2020

Information about Canada Day 2020.
Town of Sidney Virtual Public Meet & Greet

Members of Sidney Council are hosting a virtual public meet & greet on Monday, June 29, 2020 beginning at 5:30 pm.
Town of Sidney Moves into COVID-19 Recovery Phase

The Town of Sidney has begun to transition its COVID-19 response from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to a focused recovery phase.
Town of Sidney Reduces Taxes and Extends Payment Dates

At the April 27th Council meeting, Council amended the previously approved 2020 financial plan.
Summer 2020 Events in Sidney

It is with considerable regret that the Town of Sidney’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) advised Sidney event organizers today to cancel or postpone events, both indoor and outdoor, that involve public gatherings scheduled for the summer of 2020. Consequently, the Town of Sidney has made the difficult decision to cancel the 21st season of the Sidney Street Market.
Local First Nations Art Added to Sidney's Downtown Beautification Project

This year, the Utility Box Beautification Project installations feature four local First Nations artists whose work celebrates and brings Coast Salish art into public spaces in Sidney.
Sidney Approves 2020 Financial Plan

Sidney Council has approved a Financial Plan for 2020 that results in a modest municipal tax impact of 1.79% for existing properties. The net impact of the tax increase on the average residential property is about $27 for the year, or $2.26 a month.
Province Announces Changes to Property Tax Deferment Process

The British Columbia Government has announced changes to the property tax deferment process. Starting in May 2020, eligible British Columbians can apply online to defer their property taxes. Additionally, property owners can choose to auto-renew their deferment application.
Reay Creek Dam Project Open House - January 30, 2020

The Town of Sidney will be hosting a Public Open House regarding the progress of the Reay Creek Dam Project on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Greenglade Community Centre in Room 8.
Town Hall Closed - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Due to heavy snowfall, Sidney Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Town of Sidney Holiday Office Hours 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm to Thursday, January 2 at 8:30 am. For any urgent water, sewer, or drainage issues, please call the Town's 24-hour emergency line at 250-656-1184.
Council Approves Updated 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Sidney Council approved their updated Strategic Plan for 2020 and beyond at the November 25, 2019 Council Meeting. The updated 2019-2022 Strategic Plan builds on past work while taking into consideration input from the community as well as the current social and economic climate.
12th Annual Sidney Firefighter's Christmas Food Drive

Sidney Firefighters will be in your neighbourhood on Saturday, December 14, 2019 between 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm, collecting cash and food donations for the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank.
2019 Backpack Project Donation Bin Available at Town Hall

The Town of Sidney is acting as a drop-off location for The Backpack Project, an annual local initiative which provides backpacks full of necessities and comfort items to community members who are experiencing homelessness in the Greater Victoria region.
Design Consultant Engaged for Reay Creek Dam

The Town of Sidney has awarded Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL) the contract to undertake design work for renovations to the Reay Creek Dam.
Remembrance Day 2019

Each year on November 11th, the Town of Sidney gathers together to honour and pay tribute to our War Veterans. Information regarding the Parade of Veterans, Remembrance Day Ceremony, and Town Hall closure is provided here.
Road Closure Notice - Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Fifth Annual Treat Street event will be taking place downtown Sidney on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Due to the nature of the event, vehicle access to Beacon Ave from Fifth Street to the west side of the roundabout will be restricted from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
Thanksgiving 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 14, 2019. Town Hall will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Filming at Sidney Waterfront - October 2, 2019

Please be advised that from 10 am to 10 pm on October 2, 2019, a production crew will be filming scenes for a movie at the Sidney Waterfront around the Beacon Wharf.
Traffic Advisory - Sidney by the Sea Run - Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and will cause some traffic disruption between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm.
Notice to Residents - Bevan Ave & Seventh Street Road Work

The Town of Sidney will be carrying out road work on Bevan Avenue & Seventh Street, from Dairy Queen to Beacon Avenue, starting September 11 to October 11, 2019.
Third Street Parking Lot Closed for Construction

Please be advised that the Third Street Parking Lot (located mid-block between Beacon Avenue and Sidney Avenue) will be closed as of Thursday, September 12, 2019 for the duration of construction at the old Fire Hall site.
Labour Day 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 2, 2019. Town Hall will be open for regular business on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:30 am.
Limited Access to the Third Street Parking Lot

Please be advised that due to development activity at the old Fire Hall site in Sidney, access to the Third Street Parking Lot (located mid-block between Beacon Avenue and Sidney Avenue) will be limited. A portion of the parking lot will remain open temporarily, for as long as practical.
Notice to Residents - Eight Street Path Construction

The Town of Sidney will be carrying out construction on the Eighth Street path between Bevan Avenue and Oakville Avenue from August 19 through to early September.
B.C. Day 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for B.C. Day on Monday, August 5, 2019. Town Hall will be open for regular business on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:30 am.
Proposed Change to the Start Time of Sidney Council Meetings

The Town of Sidney is considering changing the start time of Council meetings from 7:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This would make the start time of Council meetings consistent with Committee of the Whole meetings, which begin at 6:00 pm on the alternating Monday.
Have Your Say on Recreational Cannabis in Sidney

Town of Sidney Council is considering an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw which would allow for the licensed retail sale and manufacturing of cannabis products within the community. Mayor & Council would like to hear what you think.
The Race is on!

The Town of Sidney is excited to announce that Cathy Noel of Choice Events Ltd. will be organizing the 2019 Sidney Seaside 5k / 8k race.
Canada Day 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Canada Day on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Town of Sidney Seeks New Race Organizer

The Town of Sidney has announced that they are seeking an event organizer to take over the well-established Sidney Seaside 5k and 8k running race.
Honouring the Memory of Former Sidney Fire Chief Mel Baldwin

The Sidney Fire Department is greatly saddened by the passing of retired Sidney Fire Chief Mel Baldwin.
Sidney Fire Department Begins Responding from New Community Safety Building

Beginning today, Friday, May 17, Sidney’s Fire Department will begin responding to emergency calls from their new home in the Community Safety Building. The Fire Department has received an “interim occupancy permit” from the Victoria Airport Authority whose land the CSB is located on and which the Town leases.
Victoria Day 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Health Care in our Community: A Public Forum

Join the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation at the Mary Winspear Centre on Saturday, May 4 at a public forum on Health Care in our Community, sponsored by the municipalities of Sidney, Saanich, Central Saanich and North Saanich, as well as the CFUW Saanich Peninsula.
ArtSea to Take on the Sidney Sculpture Walk

The Town of Sidney and ArtSea Community Arts Council have recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide ArtSea annual funding to take on the administration and revitalization of Sidney’s Seaside Sculpture Walk.
Modification to Yard Waste Collection

The Town of Sidney has been informed of a ban on the use of plastic bags for the yard waste collection program. The ban will go into effect on July 1, 2019.
Sidney Hires Jenn Clary as New Director of Engineering

The Town of Sidney is pleased to welcome Mrs. Jenn Clary, P.Eng, PMP as the new Director of Engineering. Her first day at the Town will be Monday, June 10, 2019.
Easter Weekend 2019

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Easter Weekend on Friday, April 19, 2019 and Monday, April 22, 2019. Town Hall will reopen on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:30 am.
Reay Creek Pond Remediation Project To Take Multi-Phase Approach

The Town of Sidney has recently learned that the Reay Creek Pond contamination remediation project will not be completed in its entirety this year. Rather, Transport Canada will take a multi-phase approach to the project that will see remediation on another section of Reay Creek, at the Victoria Airport, move forward this year in preparation for cleanup of the pond further downstream.
Transport Canada to Begin Reay Creek Pond Remediation

The Town of Sidney has received confirmation that remediation of Reay Creek Pond is expected to be undertaken this year by Transport Canada.
Sidney Council Adopts New Strategic and Financial Plans

Town of Sidney Council approved the 2019 – 2022 Corporate Strategic Plan at the February 25 Council Meeting, and the 2019-2023 Financial Plan at the February 26 Budget Meeting. This positions Sidney’s Council to move forward with their work for their term of office, which runs from 2018 to 2022.
Update on Melting Snow Conditions

With the end of the Snowfall Warning by Environment Canada and the change to rain and milder conditions, the Town of Sidney is refocusing our resources to inspect and clear all roadway drainage systems of snow. The snow that has accumulated on the ground will melt and become storm water run-off. Homeowners are reminded that keeping your on-site private drainage systems clear of snow will improve the efficiency of your system and help prevent snow melt water from entering your home.
Update on road conditions and garbage collection in Sidney

Town crews are working hard throughout the day and into the evenings attempting to keep up with clearing and salting roads and sidewalks. However, due to the thaw and freeze overnight, conditions remain extremely slippery and sides street are impassable in some area.
Town Hall Closed February 12

Please be advised that the Town Hall will be closed today - Tuesday, February 12, due to the current weather conditions. We anticipate that we will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30 am, weather permitting. We encourage residents to avoid any unnecessary driving as road conditions remain challenging. We hope everyone is staying warm and safe! Thank you to the Town's road crews for keeping our streets clear.
Sidney Garbage Collection Cancelled due to Snowfall

Garbage collection contractor for the Town of Sidney, Emterra has advised that garbage collection today - February 12 - has been cancelled as a result of unsafe road conditions.
February 11, 2019 Town Hall Closure Notice

Please be advised that Sidney Town Hall will be closed at 2 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 due to worsening weather conditions.
Sidney Council to Renegotiate Purchase Agreement of Existing Fire Hall Properties

The Town of Sidney and Fire Hall Development Ltd, (FHD), the developer / purchaser of the Town’s current Fire Hall and Third Street parking lot properties, have mutually agreed to explore re-design of the already approved development for the downtown site at the corner of Sidney Avenue and Third Street.
Filming Notice - February 4 - 101-2360 Beacon Ave

Flip Romance Productions (Van) Inc. will be filming scenes for the television movie “Flip That Romance” in Sidney on Monday, February 4th, 2019. They have provided information regarding their schedule while they are filming in and around The Farmer’s Daughter (101-2360 Beacon Ave).
Annual Water Main Flushing

The Town of Sidney will commence annual flushing of water mains in February 2019 with completion anticipated by the end of March 2019. The annual flushing is required to ensure ongoing health of the water system.