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Walking Tours of The Prospect

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00May 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

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00April 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 [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – March 2018

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00March 6th, 2018|

Some Highlights: An HCA - Not the same as a heritage designation... IT’S EASY TO CONFUSE a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) with heritage designation. The two are not the same. Heritage designation applies to a certain feature or building, usually a house. An HCA, on the other hand, applies to an area and all the [...]

Character Defining Heritage

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00February 22nd, 2018|

If you have signed our petition or if you are visiting our site for the first time, thank you for caring about the importance of historic properties and heritage values. The historic house, at 1558 Beach Drive, designed by nationally recognized architect Percy Leonard James, remains at risk of demolition. More immediate threats to character-defining heritage in this neighbourhood, however, are [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – December 2017

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00December 17th, 2017|

Some Highlights: 70 PEOPLE ATTENDED two public information sessions, Oct. 19 and 21, that focused on providing general information about Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs). Former City of Victoria heritage planner Murray Miller gave an excellent power point presentation, now available on ProtectOakBayHeritage.ca . It addresses these questions: What is a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA)? How [...]

Learning about Heritage Conservation Presentation

2018-11-03T21:42:49-07:00October 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 [...]