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Walking tour of The Prospect Heritage Conservation Area

2017-04-29T14:00:20+00:00 February 6th, 2017|

April 29, 2017 - UPDATE: We look forward to having more of these walks in the near future. To stay up to date - please go to our contact page and sign up for our newsletter. All we need is a name and email address! We are celebrating Heritage Week in BC - February [...]

Another quote from a neighbour

2016-12-20T20:20:09+00:00 January 4th, 2017|

Here's a remark from a long term Oak Bay resident who lives nearby about preserving our neighbourhood as an Heritage Conservation Area..... "This is a rare and really important little enclave of historically valuable and beautiful homes of similar style and age that have been preserved through generations." - JS Beach Drive

A quote from a neighbour

2016-12-20T20:19:26+00:00 December 20th, 2016|

Here's what one neighbour recently said about 1558 Beach Drive ... "This is a rare and valuable feature of our community that cannot be retrieved once lost. This particular house is the anchor of the group, and architecturally significant on its own right." - JS Oak Bay

Oak Bay News Article – November 9, 2016

2016-12-26T11:32:52+00:00 November 9th, 2016|

Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince propose Oak Bay designate their segment of Oak Bay (their home behind on the right) as a Heritage Conservation Area. "Many living in Oak Bay’s first subdivision hope to be part of the community’s first Heritage Conservation Area. They took notice, and worried a [...]

Heritage Conservation Area

2016-12-26T11:32:52+00:00 September 29th, 2016|

A Heritage Conservation Area is about protecting the historic fabric and beauty of our neighbourhood for everyone. Also it is about enabling neighbourhood participation in local development and planning decisions. And the evidence is clear: an HCA enhances residential property values.  Click to download PDF of the document

Globe and Mail Article – September 5, 2016

2016-09-05T21:36:41+00:00 September 5th, 2016|

Globe and Mail Article: Toronto's Baby Point seeks heritage status to fend off 'monster homes' Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/torontos-baby-point-seeks-heritage-status-to-fend-off-monster-homes/article31695441/

What is a Heritage Conservation Area?

2016-12-26T11:32:52+00:00 September 5th, 2016|

A heritage conservation area is a distinct district with special heritage value and/or heritage character, identified for heritage conservation purposes in an Official Community Plan. A local government establishes a heritage conservation area when it has identified a distinctive area which it feels should be managed by long-term protection. What does it do? A heritage conservation [...]