Welcome to the home of the Mount Tolmie Community Association (MTCA). We help facilitate, promote, support or undertake activities that will enhance the quality of life for those living and working in the Mount Tolmie area and to foster community engagement.  We foster and maintain a working relationship with Saanich Council and staff, business and service organizations, developers, special interest groups and other community associations for the betterment of our community. We review proposals to ascertain compliance with the OCP (Official Community Plan) and our Local Area Plan while seeking fair and appropriate community amenities. Like us on Facebook



Shelbourne Community Kitchen
Annual General Meeting
April 25, 7:00pm
St.Aidan’s United Church
3703 St.Aidans Street, Saanich

The evening will be a blend of business and pleasure; all are welcome to attend. Proceedings will include: Board of Directors elections, project updates including the fundraising campaign, the garden expansion and our May 5th Garden Sale.

Sample a variety of delicious appetizers, preserves, and light refreshments made by the Kitchen, using ingredients sourced through local gleaning and food reclamation programs. Soft Cider and preserves will be available for purchase by suggested donation $5-$8 per jar. Please join us!

Garden Sale
May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm
St.Aidan’s United Church
3703 St.Aidans Street, Saanich

Garden Sale Fundraiser
Shelbourne Community Kitchen
May 2, 2018

Spring is in the air and the second annual Garden Sale Fundraiser for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen is fast approaching. This year the sale is scheduled for May 5, 2018 and we are once again asking for your help.

Leading up to the May event we are asking for people to donate:
1. Perennials – divided, potted and labeled
2. Herbs – potted and labeled
3. Succulents – divided and potted
4. Used garden tools, garden furniture, outdoor games; in fact we are looking for donations of (almost) anything garden related.

We can help you clean out your shed and you can help us raise money for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen.

Vivian Skinner – 250 595-0543 for further info


You’re Invited – To Contribute to
Saanich’s Canada 150 Time Capsule

Saanich’s celebration of Canada 150 was a mosaic of the people of Saanich coming together at over sixty Saanich and Community events to celebrate their pride is Saanich. Now is the time to capture that pride of Saanichites and their community as part of the contents of Saanich’s “Canada 150 Time Capsule”. The time capsule will be installed at Saanich Municipal Hall and will be opened in 2067 for Canada’s 200th celebration of confederation.We are looking forward to Saanich community organizations contributing to the time capsule. We suggest something that represents 2017, who you are, what you do, and your message to the future. A special postcard has been designed for the public to contribute their comments. What would you like people 50 years from now to know about Saanich and your community. We have already received membership cards and pins, organization booklet, rack card, brochure, photos and other memorabilia. One treasure is a 1967 Centennial Edition of the Daily Colonist.The Time Capsule and #Grateful4Saanich art boards and photos will be on display at the Saanich Municipal Hall from March 7 – April 2.The Saanich 150 Ambassadors welcome the opportunity to visit your organization with the time capsule, postcards. We would be pleased to make a presentation.Your contribution can be dropped off at Legislative Services at the municipal hall between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Pickup can also be arranged.Saanich Canada150 Ambassadors/FCM Community LeadersCouncillor Vicki Sanders

Building Neighbourhoods For The Future

 UVic Cycle Plan 2018

Saanich Emergency Preparedness Workshops
(various dates, times, locations)

Shelbourne Community Kitchen Fundraising Campaign
The kitchen has begun its first ever fundraising campaign and the goal is to raise $80,000.
As a founding member of the kitchen, the MTCA is proud to support the campaign including promoting it to the wider community.
The kitchen is a unique and special non-profit organization in the Shelbourne Valley that: provides access to nutritious food; develop gardens where people work together to grow food for themselves and others; offers other community, spiritual and social resource.
For further information and to support the kitchen please go to the website: http://shelbournecommunitykitchen.ca



Development updates: Not all have applications in Saanich yet.  For those that are, check the active developments pending with Saanich on their website.

  • 3601 Cedar Hill Road (Contact Daniel Doore, 250-721-2788)
  • 1677 Christmas Ave (Contact Denise Kors, 250-544-4017)
  • 1514, 1520 Cedar Hill Cross Rd | 3801, 3811 Cedar Hill Rd (Trillium/Highgate) (Contact Tony James, 250-388-4261 ext. 107)
  • University Heights Mall (in Gordon Head Residents Association boundary, new owners consulting all surrounding community associations), (Contact Tamra Groh, 604-694-8815)
  • Kisber/Stanboul/Christmas (Contact Eric Barker, 250-385-4565)
  • 1770 Mortimer (Contact Laurie Poulsen, 250-886-1248)
  • 1650 Cedar Hill X Rd (Contact Brad McAdams, 250-383-4124)
  • 1604 Derby Rd (Contact Denise Kors, 250-544-4017)


Important Information

Saanich Council MeetingsSchedule and information can be found on the Saanich website.

Safer community: In an effort to reinforce that our community is made up of a wonderful and diverse group of people and businesses, the MTCA promotes two programs:  Block Watch and the “Mount Tolmie Good Neighbour Program 2017” program.

The MTCA is proud to support your community with two amenities:  A bench located at Richmond/Poplar (near the bus stop) and a Bike Repair Station located at the north end of Shebourne Village Square.

Volunteer opportunities include: communications, special projects, lead contact for developments and more.  If you are able to give 3-4 hours per month, have the skills and knowledge in board governance and communications that would be a valued asset.

For further information, email: info@mtca.ca or call Marlene Davie at 250-472-2246.