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Azzurro
Uses: rental, commercial
Address: 1950 Blanshard Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Azzurro is a seven storey, 65 unit mixed-use subsidized rental and commercial building developed by the Greate... (view full profile)
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[Downtown Victoria] Azzurro | Rentals, commercial | 7-storeys | Under construction


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#161 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 07:37 AM

Gotta hand it to GVRDS. The project might be quite a ways behind schedule, or at least inching along compared to other projects, but the light display they've installed is pretty cool.

 

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A dazzling art installation at a nearly completed affordable rental development on Blanshard Street at Caledonia Avenue is a feast for the eyes.

 

Affordable rental dev adds more than housing to downtown Victoria

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#162 Nparker

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Posted Today, 07:40 AM

This is a cool way to dress up an otherwise blank wall, but between this and the giant SOFMC sign, the folks on the north side of HW2 are going to need to keep their blinds and other window coverings pulled closed every night.



#163 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 07:50 AM

The intensity isn't all that bad, actually, especially when you compare it to the SOFMC screens. Those are insane. 

 

Townline will be installing blackout blinds in the HW2 units that face in that direction. 


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#164 spanky123

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Posted Today, 07:53 AM

This is a cool way to dress up an otherwise blank wall, but between this and the giant SOFMC sign, the folks on the north side of HW2 are going to need to keep their blinds and other window coverings pulled closed every night.

 

I am sure that the leds are in compliance with the City's signage bylaws!



#165 Nparker

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Posted Today, 07:56 AM

...Townline will be installing blackout blinds in the HW2 units that face in that direction. 

That only makes sense. I am 2 blocks away from the SOFMC and my bedroom window faces perpendicular to the sign, but even I can see the flashing of the lights and the way the north and east facades of HW2 are illuminated.



#166 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 08:20 AM

Oh yeah, it's crazy. Hudson Mews gets all illuminated when a white ad suddenly appears. That the City has no teeth here is so odd.

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#167 Nparker

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Posted Today, 08:23 AM

...That the City has no teeth here is so odd.

Agreed.



#168 Jackerbie

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Posted Today, 08:46 AM

I am sure that the leds are in compliance with the City's signage bylaws!

I am sure that this is considered a "public art contribution," so it can skirt the bylaw. Gotta love technicalities and loopholes!



#169 aastra

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Posted Today, 09:23 AM

Methinks there's no need for this sort of illumination to be particularly intense/annoying. The more subtle that it is, the more pleasant that it will be. A faint coloured glow can actually be very relaxing.



#170 Rob Randall

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Posted Today, 09:30 AM

I am sure that this is considered a "public art contribution," so it can skirt the bylaw. Gotta love technicalities and loopholes!

 

I don't know, the whole story is confusing. Is it actually part of the public art component? Or just a temporary pretty decoration? Was it really the creation of an artist, or was it thrown together by an architect or ordered online?



#171 spanky123

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Posted Today, 11:46 AM

Oh yeah, it's crazy. Hudson Mews gets all illuminated when a white ad suddenly appears. That the City has no teeth here is so odd.

 

The City has teeth in the form of bylaw enforcement at $250 a day. They just choose not to enforce bylaws they don't want to.

 

I don't know if there is a permit in place here or if the rules have changed, but the City used to be very strict on signage and anything that blinked, moved or was electronically controlled need to follow certain rules and be permitted.



#172 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted Today, 11:58 AM

Mods:  let's update the thread status to 'Under Construction.'  :banana:



#173 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 12:09 PM

Lol. Ok.


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#174 Nparker

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Posted Today, 01:33 PM

The City has teeth in the form of bylaw enforcement at $250 a day. They just choose not to enforce bylaws they don't want to...

True that. Pot shops get a pass, dogs on door steps are verboten.



 



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