This panel provides recommendations to the Planning & Development department on proposed design concepts.

The Advisory Design Panel (ADP) is appointed by City Council to advise the General Manager of the Planning & Development Department on the quality of design of the built environment in the City, and specifically to provide comments and suggestions to improve the design quality of the development projects being reviewed by the department. Recommendations of the panel are advisory only; the panel does not have the authority to approve projects or make policy.

The panel includes design professionals (architects, landscape architects, and engineers), a heritage consultant, representatives of the development industry, the RCMP, and a universal design and accessibility professional or advisor.

The ADP Submission Requirements are intended to ensure that presentations to the ADP are complete and self explanatory to aid the Panel members in reviewing and commenting on projects submitted for review.

Learn more about the Committee's composition and function in the ADP Terms of Reference.

For questions regarding the Advisory Design Panel, please contact the Office of the City Clerk by email at or by telephone at 604-591-4132.

Meeting Schedule

View the Advisory Design Panel meeting schedule.

Virtual Meeting Attendance

Should you wish to join and observe the virtual Advisory Design Panel meeting via Teams, please email the Office of the City Clerk at no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day before the meeting. You will need to provide your full name and an e-mail address. A Microsoft Teams Meeting Link will be forwarded to you. Please ensure that your microphone and camera are turned off for the duration of the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

View Advisory Design Panel Meeting Minutes.