Richmond Road development proposal

A plan to develop the northeast corner of Richmond Road and Kings Road is being proposed by Abstract Developments.  Neighbours are invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, April 5th, 6-8pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church.  To learn more, click on the link below:

2017-04-05 – Open House Invite Letterhead- 2707 Richmond

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North Dairy proposal

Abstract Developments have recently acquired the 4 properties along the north side of North Dairy Road between Keats and Wordsworth and are proposing a residential development for the site.  An Open House is being held on Tuesday, March 28th, 6-8pm, at Knox Presbyterian Church.  Neighbouring residents are encouraged to attend, review plans, and provide comments.  Click on the document below for more details:

2017-03-28 Open House Invite -1588 North Dairy

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Townley Place design options

The Greater Victoria Housing Society has narrowed the design down to two options for their proposed project at 1780 Townley.  These options will be showcased at an upcoming open house on March 14th at Townley Lodge.  All residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback!

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Townley Lodge open house

Save the date!  On Tuesday, February 7th from 7-9pm, the Greater Victoria Housing Society will be presenting new plans for Townley Lodge, its property at 1780 Townley.  All neighbours are encouraged to attend and provide comments on the plans.  The open house will be held at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Begbie Building, on Richmond Road just north of Fort.

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Saanich Talks Cycling

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1780 Townley Street

A development application for 1780 Townley (Townley Lodge) is going to Saanich Committee of the Whole on Monday, October 24th, at 7pm.  The proposal is to rezone the site from an apartment zone to a mixed residential zone that will allow up to a 4 storey affordable housing building.


The Saanich Planning report to council can be found here:

Nearby residents not supporting the application have formed the ‘Neighbours for the Wise Redevelopment of Townley Lodge’ and are proposing an alternate 3-storey option for the site.  You can read the list of concerns here:

CCA Letter to Council:

Those interested or impacted by the proposal are encouraged to submit comments to Saanich before 4pm on Monday at and/or attend the Committee of the Whole meeting.

On October 24th, Saanich Council voted unanimously to postpone the project.

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Shelbourne Valley short-term design Option 3

Have you seen the new design option for Shelbourne Street?  Saanich Planning has considered the feedback collected last spring and is proposing a new option consisting of 4 traffic lanes through the Camosun Community as well as cycling infrastructure along the entire length of Shelbourne.  Check out the plans, here:

Saanich is now soliciting feedback via an online survey until Sunday, October 23rd:

Make sure your voice is heard and fill out the survey!


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New Whisky Distillery and Craft Brewery in Saanich

The Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery has recently opened its doors to the public for guided experiential tours, whisky & beer tastings, draft beer growler fills and a variety of gifts in their Visitor Centre.

This new, local single malt whisky distillery and craft brewery has a dedicated team of engaging, tartan kilted tour guides that conduct hourly tours from 11 am to 8 pm, 7 days per week at their facility at 761 Enterprise Crescent.

This fall, Victoria Caledonian is offering a 2 for 1 deal on their 45 minute guided tours. These tours include a brief talk on history and culture, tastings of their two guest whiskies, samples of four of their fresh craft beers, and secrets of how great beer and whisky are made.

Please go to and use the promo code “Resident” to take advantage of this October-November two-for-one special.

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Nominations for Saanich Arts, Culture and Heritage Awards



Recognizing outstanding contributions made by individuals and organizations in the arts, culture and heritage fields in our community.

Deadline for nomination submission: 4pm Friday, October 14, 2016

For more information, read here or visit:
Arts, Culture and Heritage Awards
Legislative Services
770 Vernon Avenue V8X 2W7
t. 250-475-5422 f. 250-475-5411


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Artemis Place Open House

Artemis Place Open HouseThe mission of Artemis Place is to provide holistic social and emotional support and high school education to young women and trans-youth in our nurturing community, as well as provide an enriched early childhood experience to infants and toddlers of young parents while modeling care-giving skills and supporting each student in their parenting.

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