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Heritage Conservation Area – Writing Campaign

2018-11-10T20:58:26+00:00November 3rd, 2018|

REMINDER - OAK BAY COUNCIL HAS NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES! You can make a difference Whether you live in the neighbourhood or not, please write an email to Oak Bay’s mayor and council, saying you’d like respectful and sensitive development appropriate for a property in Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). Your email will be [...]

Annandale Carriage Drive

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00November 3rd, 2018|

Some Highlights:Annandale is a large, one-and-one-half-storey wood clad bungalow with prominent brick corbelled chimneys, an enclosed porch, and multiple dormers. It is located on the east side of York Place, near the commercial centre of Oak Bay Avenue. It is set back on the property, screened by dense foliage and surrounded by a granite stone wall [...]

Oak Bay Candidates respond to Heritage and Development Issues

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00October 16th, 2018|

This survey was developed by residents of the planned Heritage Conservation Area (HCA), The Prospect, and asked candidates four questions: their top heritage priority how they would reconcile conflicts between heritage protection and infill opportunities their position on community contributions from developers how they would balance development against preserving natural environments, heritage structures and character neighbourhoods. [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – October 2018

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Some Highlights: Rural-like streetscapes, natural topography, stone walls, mature tree canopy, historic houses; ocean views, social history. Famous architect, Francis Rattenbury, who, with friends, developed The Prospect neighbourhood, said: “Oak Bay District is one of the most lovely residential areas I have ever seen, and it is my desire to retain this beauty as far [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2018

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00June 10th, 2018|

Some Highlights: Celebrating Jane's Walk... On Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, approximately forty people participated in a guided walk through the proposed Prospect Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). It was advertised through the Jane’s Walks announcements by the Community Association of Oak Bay (thank you, Rick Marshall ) and on our website. Read more [...]

The Fortunes of Mabel

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00June 10th, 2018|

Mabel was born on November 3rd 1888, into the wealthy Fortune family, (Mark and Mary) living in Winnipeg. When she was 23, most of her family sailed to Europe for a Grand Tour. Her two older sisters, Ethel and Alice, were getting married and they wanted stylish trousseaus. Her younger brother, Charles wanted an adventurous holiday [...]

Walking Tours of The Prospect

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Once again this year, one of our neighbours, Sharman, has kindly agreed to guide two walking tours of our proposed “Prospect Heritage Conservation Area." The first walk is on Friday morning, May 11th at 11 am and the second is on Saturday afternoon, May 12th at 2pm. If you want to join one of Sharman's walks, [...]

Welcome to “The Prospect” – April 2018

2018-11-03T21:42:49+00:00April 17th, 2018|

Some Highlights: Heritage Conservation Areas aim to protect, for the long-term, selected buildings, streetscapes and natural topography. This area has the highest concentration of heritage houses in Oak Bay—a total of 20 designated or registered homes and structures—and a rich social history, including famous architects and politicians, scandals and survivors. Support Oak Bay’s first Heritage [...]