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#3301 vortoozo

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 03:49 PM

The City bought a former Travellers Inn at Queens and Douglas.

 

Is this the building you're talking about? Supportive Housing - Victoria Cool Aid Society

I don't think that took any hotel rooms out of the market. When's the last time it was operating as a hotel?

 

Edit: further details about that property on the city website: Queens Manor | Victoria

 

 

Queen's Manor was purchased by the City of Victoria in July 2010. 

All purchase costs have been recovered through funding from:

  • Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy, BC Housing, CRD- Housing Trust Fund

The operation of Queens Manor is funded by BC Housing.

As of February 27, 2013 Queens Manor is now owned by BC Housing and operated by the Victoria Cool Aid Society.


Edited by vortoozo, 28 April 2022 - 03:52 PM.


#3302 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 03:11 AM

“You can come downtown and go to the Bateman Gallery you can go to the Bug Zoo, you can go to the Maritime Museum, all of these things are still around,” said Williams.

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There we have it. Victoria’s tourism draw.

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#3303 dasmo

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 08:38 AM

We don't need tourist traps.... The draw to Victoria was the European scale and style downtown core, the weather (it's better than a lot of other places) and the proximity to amazing natural places on the water, the beaches and the hills. 


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#3304 Sparky

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 11:05 AM

The City bought a former Travellers Inn at Queens and Douglas.


I think this was swing and a miss.

#3305 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 05:25 AM

Reid James, manager of the Hotel Grand Pacific, a block away from the RBCM, said the province’s decision to tear down the museum “was completely out of left field” and the timing was odd because the decision will hurt the tourism industry as it claws out of COVID.

 

“In my opinion, I don’t know if it needed to be replaced. The cost seems extreme and the length of time is extreme, especially coming out of the pandemic,” said James. The museum is one of the top attractions for guests in the hotel, along with Butchart Gardens, said James.

 

“What else is there to do? They can walk the harbour. Buskers are there. There’s some galleries, whale watching, but the list gets shorter when you lose the museum,” said James. “We’re happy to send our guests to other places. There are wineries and the [Malahat] Skywalk, but farther out.”

 

James said the hotel industry has meetings planned for a response to the province’s plans.

 

 

 

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We also have Beacon Hill Park and Fort Rodd Hill, but neither are marketed very well.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 May 2022 - 05:27 AM.


#3306 Mike K.

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:19 AM

You know, I’ve never been to FRH.

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#3307 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:25 AM

It’s cool.

#3308 Nparker

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 07:28 AM

You know, I’ve never been to FRH.

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#3309 Fox

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 10:16 AM

It’s cool.

Very cool, and cheap.  Plus free parking.



#3310 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 03:54 AM

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 June 2022 - 03:57 AM.


 



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