Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Improvements

The Horseshoe Bay Streetscape Plan is a cohesive and unified streetscape design strategy to revitalize the commercial area of Horseshoe Bay Village, which hasn't been upgraded on a large scale since 1986. The intention is to enhance livability, strengthen economic activity and create a vibrant area where local businesses can compete with other retail centres.

The streetscape improvements will:

  • help foster a unique and distinct sense of place
  • create public space for programming
  • prioritize pedestrian and cycling use
  • increase road safety
  • exemplify the District’s commitment to sustainable transportation and development
Project Activities

First Phase: Royal Avenue between Bruce Street and the laneway to the north, as well as adjacent portions of Bruce Street.

The Horseshoe Bay streetscape improvements will be phased over the next 3 years and will coincide with construction of the Spirit Trail. Project activities include:

  • sidewalk and asphalt replacement along Royal Avenue
  • repaving of the pedestrian area on Bruce Street
  • new, brighter street lighting
  • installation of an electric vehicle charging station at the corner of Bruce Street and Royal Avenue
  • replacement of cherry trees with native trees that are better suited to a marine environment and will not disturb pavement, decreasing tripping hazards and maintenance


John Calimente
Transportation Planning Analyst