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#1 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:49 PM

Vicino[/url:c24f5] in James Bay

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#2 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:50 PM

This is what it looked like on Saturday, October 14th, 2006







#3 gumgum

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 05:02 PM

That'll be the best thing to happen to 5-Corners.

#4 G-Man

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 05:09 PM

I'll say! that looks great

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#5 Nparker

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:46 PM

Agreed this a welcome, and properly scaled addition to James Bay.

#6 m0nkyman

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:55 PM

And, to put where it is in perspective:


*cough*Parliament*cough*

#7 Holden West

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:41 PM

That's a great aerial shot, too. Uh, and thanks for labelling the Harbour for us there, Vicino guys--I had no idea what that was...:D
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#8 gumgum

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:26 PM

Today:









#9 G-Man

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:28 PM

What a great change this will bring. I am really excited to see that some of the villages around Victoria are spreading out.

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#10 aastra

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:02 PM

Not so much spreading out as filling in, methinks.

There are quite a few streets in Victoria that would have a decent village feel if not for a strategically placed parking lot, strip mall, or empty lot that takes a big bite out of the ambience.

Sure would like to see Thrifty Foods rebuild that James Bay store someday. Put the store close to the sidewalk and put the parking around back.

#11 G-Man

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:15 PM

^ Good points! Both of them!

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#12 gumgum

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:31 PM

While I was there I noticed, JB Square apt got a new paint job:

Looked SO much warmer and inviting now.

I remember hearing something about a liquor store going into JB Square about 2 YEARS AGO!!!
Well it's actually happening:


#13 G-Man

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:46 PM

Was it not raw concrete before?

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#14 gumgum

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:49 PM

Bare concrete yes.

#15 aastra

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:55 PM

Is there still a tiny mini-mall in that building? If so, what are the businesses in there?

#16 Walter Moar

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:59 PM

The Spinnakers signs have been up for a long time, but doesn't look like much has changed. Hopefully soon!

#17 gumgum

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:05 PM

Last time I was in that mini-mall there was the consignment store, a barber shop and the Beacon office...and a denture clinic. There used to be a pretty good deli/ diner but that left years ago. There's also the variety store that faces outside, as well as the obvious Starbucks. There was a "Curves" type place next to Starbucks, but that lasted like 6 months.

#18 gumgum

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:43 PM

Check out this rendering of one of the rooftops for one of the condos.


#19 gumgum

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:56 PM

Shots taken today.

Love this building, but WHY WHY WHY are the storefront windows tinted!!? Get rid of them. It's west facing, it doesn't need it! People WANT to see inside retail spaces! Retailers WANT pedestrians to see through their windows!











#20 Holden West

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:24 PM

Yeah, what's with the tint? The Wave has it too--and it's north facing! You can hardly see inside. It's storefront retail, not a '78 Trans-Am.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
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