Canada Lands Company and the MST Partnership have come together in a joint venture as the owners of the Heather Street Lands. The MST Partnership comprises the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Canada Lands Company is a self-financing, commercial federal Crown corporation with a mandate to reintegrate former Government of Canada properties into the local community.
Learn about the partners
The MST Partnership (composed of the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation), along with Canada Lands Company, are the joint venture partners responsible for the Heather Street Lands. The MST Partnership and Canada Lands Company entered into a historic partnership in 2014 establishing an equal ownership interest in the lands. 100 per cent of the site is collectively held by the joint venture partners.
This is a unique partnership and a historic milestone for Canada Lands and the three Nations' communities. Working in a collaborative manner, the MST Partnership and Canada Lands Company are looking forward to developing the Heather Street Lands to support shared goals and objectives.
Growing the strength of Canada's First Nations in the Metro Vancouver region demonstrates a commitment to a process of reconciliation. The lands will accordingly be developed in order to bring economic and social benefits to the Nations' members, local communities and the country as a whole. The partners aim to be inclusive and collaborative, spearheading a new relationship model for the rest of Canada between the federal government, Canadians and First Nations.
Canada Lands strives to benefit local communities by creating innovative neighbourhoods that are walkable, mixed use and environmentally sustainable in both design and construction. Informed by its comprehensive public engagement process, Canada Lands delivers projects that integrate and complement the regions in which they grow, prioritizing liveability, the environment and historical commemoration.
The Heather Street Lands
The Heather Street Lands, located in the beautiful South Cambie area of Vancouver, British Columbia, is an exciting redevelopment project made possible by a historic joint venture between the MST Partnership and Canada Lands Company.
The 21-acre site is the subject of a comprehensive planning program overseen by the City of Vancouver's planning department. This website provides important information about: the MST Partnership / Canada Lands Company joint venture, characteristics of the Heather Street Lands and opportunities for the public, stakeholders and businesses to engage in the planning of this exciting project.
emphasizing the human scale, and positive social interaction, prioritize walking, cycling, and transit.
enhance the natural systems.
with dynamic and attractive public spaces that invite all ages and contribute to social vibrancy and sense of place.
to support a diversity of need, provide for mixed incomes, ages and cultures
culture, traditions and values, and building lasting and tangible legacies.
with high quality urban, architectural and public realm design.
Respond uniquely to the local context and transition to adjacent properties.
engage in responsible development that is economically feasible, environmentally responsible and socially respectful.