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#141 North Shore

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:32 AM

^Am I going to get in trouble for laughing at that?


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#142 Mike K.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

Nparker is raking up the points this week, for sure.

You can’t help but think the guy has a good sense of humour, lol.
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#143 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

^Am I going to get in trouble for laughing at that?

 

Oh man, I laughed right out loud this morning, good one NParker.   :banana:


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#144 Nparker

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

Nparker is raking up the points this week, for sure. You can’t help but think the guy has a good sense of humour, lol.

It's not so much that I am funny, I just look that way.


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#145 Bingo

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:36 AM

 
Jack Knox: Why change a place name? Sometimes they’re offensive

http://www.timescolo...sive-1.23150515

 



#146 Nparker

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

I am curious as to the source of this group's funding:

After a strong turnout and widespread interest in the recent community discussion regarding the renaming of Trutch Street in Victoria, the Indigenous Solidarity Welfare Group [ISWG] is hosting a smaller meeting Wednesday night to plan the next steps in this campaign. ISWG Organizers are touting the meeting as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the reasons why a renaming is necessary, how to keep up the momentum, and how to encourage wider efforts to decolonize places names throughout Lekwungen territory...


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#147 Hotel Mike

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

Maybe Ben Isitt is giving part of his salary to help fund the group. As if!


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#148 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:25 AM

An alternative spelling on a small Victoria side street is no mistake.

 

“Penwill” is the proper name of a street that’s incorrectly been called “Penwell Street” for over 100 years.

 

In February the block-long side street, which runs between Humboldt Street and Burdett Road, was repatriated with the proper spelling after family members of the street’s namesake, Charles Tooley Penwill, reached out to the City of Victoria.

 

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#149 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:28 AM

Either spelling wreaks of colonialism.


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#150 Bob Fugger

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:46 AM

Either spelling wreaks of colonialism.

You beat me to it.  He was a builder, so he very literally helped colonize the land.  I'm guessing that they didn't run this renaming past the City Family?  Otherwise there's no way in hell that they would correct the name of an icky WASP settler.


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#151 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

why is the road to the top of mt. tomie called "mayfair"?  and why is the shopping centre named so?  the brick company was called "baker".

 

 

 

The arrival of the newest member on the region’s retail scene prompted concerns from other businesses, fearing it would hurt trade in downtown Victoria.

 

Sound familiar?

 

It should. A similar debate continues as the new Uptown shopping centre, a few blocks north, replaced the Town and Country mall and continues to draw shoppers away from other retail districts.

 

In an ironic twist, the Mayfair area was referred to as Uptown in the 1960s.

 

A 1964 Daily Colonist story was titled Uptown Vs. Down. It was about the new Uptown Merchants Association, formed to promote business in that area, and an expected retail competition.

 

Major downtown merchants, the Hudson’s Bay Co. and the T. Eaton Co., extended their hours to attract customers.

 

 

https://www.timescol...-month-1.657809


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#152 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:33 PM

nobody? we have an area and mall called mayfair and a prominent street in saanich 4 miles over with that name and nobody knows any history?

#153 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:46 PM

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#154 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:14 PM

Mayfair is a swanky part of London so I don't know why they wasted it on a little lane up a hill rather than an upscale part of Victoria. The original name came from the fact that a fair was held in that part of England in the month of May starting in the 1600s.

 

I don't think there's any significance to why it was named that in Saanich. Just another imported name from the Old Country.


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#155 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:08 AM

speaking of swank(y) i think mayfair is also a british soft porn magazine.

 

seems odd we have no more background on this.  streets off of mayfair include cromwell lorraine bonair camcrest and glastonbury.  



 



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