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“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2018

2018-06-10T09:40:47+00:00 June 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 [...]

Welcome to “The Prospect” – April 2018

2018-04-16T20:49:44+00:00 April 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

2018-03-11T13:28:28+00:00 March 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 [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – December 2017

2018-03-11T13:35:46+00:00 December 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 [...]

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2017

2018-02-22T20:49:28+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” HCA Newsletter – April 2017

2018-02-22T20:49:28+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

2018-02-22T20:49:28+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

2018-02-22T20:49:28+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 [...]