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#61 Holden West

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

D'oh! I can't believe I didn't see that! Good work!
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#62 phx

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

The board at the top right appears to have been moved from elsewhere on the sign.

I will guess it was "QUADRA STREET BOOT AND SHOE REPAIR DEPOT".

#63 slinkyo

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

The next question is who owned it and when? I looked in some of the old directories and no luck so far. Very few "Q"s. My guess is that it's under the owner's name..maybe. Still have quite a few years to go through and it's very time intensive.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:06 PM

Actually Tatersall (west of Quadra) is having a MAJOR face lift. I grew up on that street.....I had better go get some "construction" shots.


This looks like a major upgrade.





#65 D.L.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 12:18 PM

I wonder if the street will have trees and shrubs planted down the middle like Finlayson does.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

I wonder if the street will have trees and shrubs planted down the middle like Finlayson does.


It doesn't look like it, most of the fancy "rain gardens" will be on the sides of the street.

http://www.saanich.c...adeProject2.pdf

http://www.saanich.c.../tattersal.html

#67 Sparky

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

^ I missed a link to another drawing.

http://www.saanich.c...adeProject1.pdf

#68 Bingo

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:54 AM

That was Elizabeth May's office before a truck went through the front door on February 7th.



David Cubberly is now using the space. Perhaps he will have better luck.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:22 PM

Elizabeth May won the election!

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#70 Holden West

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:03 AM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished. I guess the builders didn't realize new sidewalks were about to come through.

Tattersall is all paved and lined and looks to be almost ready for opening.
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#71 Bingo

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:15 AM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished.


Tax dollars at work.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:21 PM

That new stone wall on the corner has been demolished. I guess the builders didn't realize new sidewalks were about to come through.


Tattersall is now open. The stone wall is still there, and it provide a walkway close to the building. There is another sidewalk between the stone wall and the roadway. There are dedicated bike lanes on each side of the road.

The old building of strange signage fame is empty.

#73 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:26 AM

I noticed a while ago that the railing in front of this building was destroyed by a car, meaning if it hadn't been installed following the last car crash, that poor little building would have been smashed yet again. Don't loiter on that corner.


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