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September 2016 – Upcoming Events You May Wish to Attend

2016-08-29T08:50:02+00:00 August 30th, 2016|

Oak Bay is holding Open House sessions on a Residential Infill Strategy and the following is from the District’s website: “Oak Bay is experiencing increased interest in infill housing, such as laneway and garden cottages, duplexes, triplexes and residential subdivision. This interest occurs as our neighbourhoods age and change, and as demand for more diverse housing [...]

One of Oak Bay’s First Planned Neighbourhoods

2017-04-29T14:18:02+00:00 August 28th, 2016|

After incorporation, in 1906, the Municipality evolved from a recreational and agricultural area to a residential community. Earlier, in 1898 architects Francis Rattenbury and John G. Tiarks, recognizing the potential value of the Oak Bay waterfront, purchased land extending from Oak Bay Avenue eastward to present-day San Carlos Avenue, property that would become part of Oak [...]

How can I help?

2016-08-29T16:39:00+00:00 August 28th, 2016|

September 10, 2016 Residential Infill Strategy meetings to be held at the University of Victoria. If you attend one of these Open House sessions, or wish to a write a letter to council members on this topic of infill housing, it is important to emphasize the vital significance of supporting and respecting heritage values and neighbourhood [...]

Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan: a living document

2016-12-26T11:32:52+00:00 August 27th, 2016|

“Oak Bay is defined by its attractive residential neighbourhoods, strong sense of community, mature tree canopy, scenic shoreline to the east and south, natural environment, and historic character.” (page 1) Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan represents the “community’s vision for the future and provides a framework to guide growth and decisions about the use and management [...]

What Oak Bay’s Official Community Plan says on heritage conservation

2016-12-26T11:32:52+00:00 August 27th, 2016|

“There is a strong cultural heritage in Oak Bay, which is greatly valued by its residents. Key heritage aspects of Oak Bay include the streetscapes and neighbourhoods, historic buildings and structures, cultural and natural landscape features, and history.” (page 120) “The District is becoming more proactive in conserving its community heritage through the work of its [...]

Heritage Lingo

2016-08-30T09:28:20+00:00 August 27th, 2016|

Heritage conservation: Includes, in relation to heritage, any activity undertaken to protect, preserve or enhance the heritage value or heritage character (including but not limited to character-defining elements) of heritage property or an area. Heritage Conservation Area: Local governments can define special areas in their Official Community Plan (OCP) to provide long term protection to a [...]

Province of BC Document: Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide

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

Excerpt from the Province of BC Website Click here to download their PDF: Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide Conserving Buildings & Properties Effective heritage conservation involves preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or a combination of all three. Many factors are considered in order to determine heritage value – including appearance, historical or spiritual significance and use. When we know what's [...]

Historic Landmark Treasure At Risk!

2017-04-29T16:03:02+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|

1558 Beach Drive soon after it was built in 1912 As concerned friends and neighbours, we care about the heritage values of our community and want to see them preserved. Of Oak Bay's 30 designated heritage houses, 11 are situated in the immediate area. The J. W. Morris house is the crown jewel in [...]