June 19th 2018 Open House


Preliminary Development Plans for DL 114 and Sharp Rd.

The Tofino Housing Corporation and the Tofino Bible Fellowship have been working with a team of development professionals over the last few months to develop preliminary plans for the first Phase of affordable housing on DL 114 and Sharp Rd. On June 19th these preliminary plans were presented publicly for the first time. For a copy of the presentation delivered at the Open House follow this link or follow the link for the preliminary plans below.


DL 114 - Phase 1 Affordable Housing Preliminary Plans

District Lot 114 is a large District of Tofino owned property just south of town. Currently DL 114 is home to the Community Hall, bike park and a trail network with trails to Tonquin Beach and Industrial  Way. The District is exploring options for developing a Recreation Centre near the Community Hall and the main sewer line will run under the Industrial Way connector trail to deliver waste to the new sewage treatment plant on Industrial Way. The District has promised to gift land to the Tofino Housing Corporation and Tofino Bible Fellowship for affordable and attainable housing development.  Our vision for Phase 1 housing includes a total of 55 units and a small Community Centre. There would be two-storey townhouses and two three-storey apartment buildings with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Phase 1 is likely exclusively rental housing.  Our preliminary plans build off of the overall land use vision for housing on DL 114 as articulated in the District's Official Community Plan and the DL 114 Local Area Plan (see Appendix B). You can download the preliminary concept plans for DL 114 below.


Sharp Rd - Affordable Housing Preliminary Plans

The Sharp Rd site is surplus District-owned land and is located about 4 km from Town. The Tofino Housing Corporation is looking at developing the site for rental housing. The site is just over the small bridge past the Dolphin Motel and kitty-corner to 660 Sharp Rd. The preliminary plan is for 11 units of rental housing in a courtyard townhouse form with four 1-bedroom units, six two-bedroom units and one 3 bedroom unit. You can download plans by following the link below.

2017 Housing Forum


Taking Action

Tofino’s housing issues are well known, and now it’s time to move beyond talking about the problem and discuss real solutions that are being proposed. Join the District of Tofino and the Tofino Housing Corporation to help shape housing development plans, learn about other housing initiatives within the District, provide direct feedback about your needs, and be inspired by possibilities. The day-and-a-half long forum opens with a Friday evening discussion, film screening and social, and continues all day Saturday with two streams of seminars and workshops. The forum culminates on Saturday afternoon in a Town Hall Discussion about moving forward with solutions.  


  • Screening and panel discussion of “No Fixed Address,” a documentary about Vancouver housing issues
  • Tofino Housing Corporation and Tofino Bible Fellowship plans for development at DL 114
  • Renting vs. Buying: What are the pros and cons?
  • Mortgage 101: What do you need to do to get ready for homeownership?
  • Ready to Rent? What makes a successful tenancy – from both the tenant AND landlord perspectives
  • The Co-Housing Movement: What’s involved in creating an intentional community?
  • Small Homes and Tiny Houses: Learn from the District of Squamish and Smallworks BC how smaller homes can become a part of a community
  • Mini-Tradeshow: Talk to lenders, insurance brokers, District of Tofino staff and more about your housing questions
  • Tell Your Story! Share your housing stories – anonymously or not – through an interactive video or laptop booth

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?This forum is for Tofino residents looking for better housing…

  • Are you couch surfing while looking for a permanent home?
  • Are you struggling to make your rent or mortgage payment?
  • Are you considering buying a home just so you won’t worry about being evicted?
  • Is your family cramped in too small a space?
  • Are you worried about the safety and health of your current dwelling?

This forum is also for community leaders, businesses, service providers and resource people who want to be a part of the solution…

  • Do you want to supply (more) staff housing?
  • Do you know what obstacles Tofitians are struggling with and have ideas for how to overcome them?
  • Do you want to help build more affordable housing, like a long-term rental suite?
  • Do you have solutions and ideas to bring forward?
  • Are you a realtor, a lender, an insurer, a financial advice provider, a landlord, a parent?