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Rezoning for the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre site at 8715 85 Street NW, 8420 85 Street NW, and 1 Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre NW

The City has received an application to rezone the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre site and 8420 85 Street NW.

The proposed rezoning will accommodate the redevelopment of the shopping mall site into a high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

Pre-application consultation was undertaken by the applicant beginning in January 2018, including a public open house which was held January 30 at La Cité Francophone. On April 4, City Planning received the complete application, including details of the proposed site configuration, transportation and utility servicing reports, environmental reports, urban design concepts and a report on their public engagement.

City Planning held a drop-in public engagement session on May 16, 2018.  View details and information from the session.

City Planning has begun reviewing the submission. It will be assessed for technical feasibility, and conformance with City plans, policies and strategies as applicable to the site.

The applicant is B&A Planning Group, which is representing the site development manager, Morguard Investments Limited, and owners, Greystone Managed Investments Inc., CBC Pension Fund and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Public Engagement

Public events and online opportunities will allow residents, communities, businesses, and industry representatives to provide input throughout the process.

Public Engagement Activities, History and Reports

About the Proposal

The application proposes to rezone the site to a new (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision to allow for a high-density, mixed use development that includes:

  • Residential housing in high-rise, mid-rise, and other possible formats
  • Commercial, office, and retail space, including the accomodation of some existing tenants
  • A variety of uses and services which take advantage of proximity to the Bonnie Doon LRT stop on the Valley Line Southeast
  • Public or publicly-accessible open space

This new zone would designate sub-areas or precincts across the site, with varying heights and densities as appropriate. While there is no statutory plan in effect for the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood, the proposed zoning will be reviewed against City guidelines and policies related to:

Existing Zoning

The shopping centre area is currently zoned under Site Specific Development Provision (DC2.485). This allows for a large format shopping centre with a variety of permitted uses. The adjacent property at 8420 85 Street NW is currently zoned Low Rise Apartment Zone (RA7), and is used for a recycling depot.

There is no statutory plan in effect for the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood.

Public events and online opportunities will allow residents, communities, businesses, and industry representatives to provide input throughout the process.

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Application Details

The applicant's first submission was an Urban Design Brief (9MB) that includes a preliminary site vision and principles.


“The new Bonnie Doon will evolve over the next 30 years to become a sustainable, integrated, compact, mixed-use urban community that leverages transit, complements Edmonton’s thriving core and offers a range of open space, amenities, housing, employment, services and activities that fosters a high quality of life for all and continues as a community hub responsive to the changing demands of the community.”


  • Sustainable Development
  • Healthy Streets
  • Distinct and Authentic Design
  • Inclusive Public Space
  • Evolve Bonnie Doon as a regional hub connected to Downtown and surrounding communities offering a distinct lifestyle

Application Contents

These documents are shown as they were provided to the City by the applicant. At this time, they have not been fully reviewed nor accepted as final by the City and are provided for information only. Based on City review and requirements and consideration by the applicant, revised documents will be provided and posted in future submissions.

City Council Public Hearing Date

To be determined.

Request to Speak at a Council or Committee Meeting

Agendas are available approximately 3 weeks before the public hearing date. Anyone who wishes to speak at a public hearing can register online or call the City Clerk’s office at 780-496-8178.

Reference File Number


For More Information

Sean Lee

Title Planner
Telephone 780-496-6121

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