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  • Drinking Water Quality

    In Metro Vancouver, water is collected from rainfall, snowmelt, creeks, and streams from the mountains near the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam watersheds. Our drinking water...
  • Community Gardens

    Community gardens enhance community food security by allowing urban residents to grow their own food. Community gardens offer health benefits by providing people with access to...
  • City Volunteers

    Volunteering is the offering of one's time, energy and skill, often without monetary reward. Volunteering gives residents opportunities to become involved in their communities,...
  • City Tax Base

    Property taxes are one of the most important sources of revenue for the city and fund many services and programs essential for residents and businesses. The proportions of the...
  • City Spending on Public Art

    Public art is any work of art or design that is created specifically for a public space. Public art pieces are components of a community's identity and unique character. They...
  • City Cultural Grants

    The Cultural Grants program supports the development of local arts and heritage organizations, and aims to stimulate new programs and activities that will make Surrey a cultural...
  • Businesses by Sector

    The number of business units within and across industry sectors is essential to understanding economic activity in the city. Analyzing shifts and changes over time can assist...
  • Availability of Employment

    The availability of locally-based employment opportunities provide social benefits by creating more complete communities where residents can spend less time commuting and more...
  • Availability of Doctors

    Health care professionals provide services such as diagnosis, treatment, and care. Primary health care professionals, such as general practitioners and nurses, are especially...
  • Arts and Culture Groups

    Cultural activities are recognized as an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities. Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared...
  • Active Transportation Infrastructure

    Greenways, pathways, and separated bicycle lanes provide convenient and safe connections throughout the City. As active transportation routes, they complement existing...
  • Access to Frequent Transit

    Research indicates that passengers are willing to walk 400 meters to access basic transit services and up to 800 meters to access rapid transit services. TransLink's Frequent...
  • Senior Government Investments in Community Infrastructure

    Community infrastructure is the system of facilities that offer opportunities for education, employment, recreation and social inclusion. These physical assets, along with the...
  • Green Certification for Existing Buildings

    Buildings account for a significant proportion of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a community. Green building certification systems set voluntary standards for...
  • Diversity Awareness Initiatives at City Hall

    Many Surrey residents are from other countries and have diverse customs, traditions, and beliefs. Events that celebrate this rich diversity promote cultural understanding and...
  • Skills in Language Interpretation Among City Staff

    Surrey's population is richly diverse. Seventy-three languages are spoken by residents, as either their mother tongue or the language spoken most often at home. A considerable...
  • Vacancy Rates for Commercial and Industrial Space

    The availability of office and industrial space is essential for fostering a dynamic and competitive business environment. The vacancy rate is a measure of market strength that...
  • Public Meetings

    The health and development of all aspects of a community is the responsibility of citizens as well as that of government and industry. Citizens involvement in municipal...
  • Employees by Sector

    The number of employees in all sectors is essential to understanding economic activity in Surrey. Analyzing shifts and changes over time can assist the City in continuing to...
  • Use of Civic Facilities

    The health and development of all aspects of a community is the responsibility of citizens as well as that of government and industry. Community initiatives and organizations...
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