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Learning about Heritage Conservation Presentation

2017-10-08T14:28:32+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

  Hello Neighbours, As the weather cools down the momentum on heritage warms up. We are pleased to inform you of an upcoming community presentation, sponsored by the District of Oak Bay, on Learning About Heritage Conservation: Practices and Insight From Around the World. The presenter is Murray Miller, a retired Senior Heritage Planner with the [...]

Oak Bay News Article – Heritage Conservation Area gets working group

2017-08-07T08:42:08+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

Residents behind the proposed first Heritage Conservation Area in Oak Bay are buoyed by assignment of senior staff and council’s recent approval of a working group. The proposed HCA is bordered by York Place, San Carlos Avenue, a portion of Beach Drive and Oak Bay Avenue, and includes both Prospect Place and Broom Road. It also [...]

A wonderful gathering: The Six Streets Party of July 15th  

2017-08-07T08:46:11+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

In the words of Sharman Minus, our enthusiastic and energetic party planner: “The inaugural Six Streets Meet, Greet and Eat party was a great success. Approximately 60 people attended. A big “Thank You” to everyone who helped with setting up and taking down, lending furniture, stocking coolers of ice, hauling tables and chairs, creating beautiful flower [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2017

2017-08-07T09:04:30+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Some Highlights: PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER... drew a crowd of 50 people interested in learning more about the cultural and architectural history of the proposed Heritage Conservation Area. Jane’s Walk—named for writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs — is a network of citizen-led walking tours held in May each year, around the globe. Led by volunteers [...]

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay

2017-05-16T10:08:29+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay A lecture presented by Stuart Stark, Heritage Consultant for the Oak Bay Community Association on April 22, 2017 at the Monterey Centre, Oak Bay. All content © Copyright. Stuart Stark & Associates 2017 Used with permission by the Protect Oak Bay Heritage Group Historic photos courtesy [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – April 2017

2017-08-07T09:17:25+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

Some Highlights: In 1898, architects Francis M. Rattenbury (who designed the Parliament Buildings and The Empress Hotel) and John G. Tiarks purchased land in the neighbourhood of the proposed Prospect HCA and began drawing plans and building. Oak Bay’s historic neighbourhood includes FIVE HOMES by Rattenbury: lechinihl (1898; 1701 Beach Drive, now Glenlyon Norfolk School), [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – March 2017

2017-08-07T09:14:01+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

Some Highlights: WALKING TOURS A FABULOUS SUCCESS— 54 people attend the first two, more tours to come. All are welcome. Who would have thought history could be so entertaining? There is a growing awareness in Oak Bay of our neighbourhood’s rich cultural history—people were lined up around the block, so to speak, to get a [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – February 2017

2017-08-07T09:12:15+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

Some Highlights: ALL OVER THE WORLD, historic edifices are being replaced with “could-be-anywhere” buildings. Do we want this to happen in our neighbourhood which is of such cultural significance to Oak Bay? We need to protect it, so we thought it would be a good idea to apply to Oak Bay to become a Heritage [...]