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The Janion
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: Store Street at Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Condo units: 122 (studio/bachelor, loft, 2BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
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[Downtown Victoria] Janion Building redevelopment | 7-storeys | Built/renovated - completed in 2016

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#2601 MarkoJ

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:23 AM

Does anyone know if the 38% tax credit still applies to the units in the heritage portion and where does that show up? Notice of property tax or similar? 


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#2602 janionconcierge

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:51 AM

Yup, the 38% is based on the footprint of the Heritage portion of the building but applies to the entire building, old and new.

Hard time getting a direct answer but I believe it's applied by a 38% reduction on the assessed value when it comes to calculating the property tax. My question is whether that also applies to the application of the new so-called Speculation Tax.


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#2603 Mike K.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:31 AM

A heritage discount on the speculation tax? Is that what you're wondering about?

 

The speculation tax is over and above the property tax and the heritage status of the building has no effect on the speculation tax. However, your unit, if indeed it is a secondary home, would not be taxed provided its assessed value is below $400,000 and provided you only have that one unit in addition to your permanent residence in BC.


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#2604 MarkoJ

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:48 AM

Yup, the 38% is based on the footprint of the Heritage portion of the building but applies to the entire building, old and new.

Hard time getting a direct answer but I believe it's applied by a 38% reduction on the assessed value when it comes to calculating the property tax. My question is whether that also applies to the application of the new so-called Speculation Tax.

 

I am having trouble getting a direct answer too...I guess property taxes where settle for last year with developer, so it never came up?


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#2605 janionconcierge

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

This will be the first year the Heritage discount applies as they missed the boat last year.

My understanding is that the $400,000 will mean the owner is eligible for a tax credit to recover the amount charged, not that they won't be charged at all. Some owners are retired and concerned that the non-refundable tax credit won't help them as they do not have adequate income to apply the tax credit to.

I guess we'll find out for certain when the tax bills arrive. 


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#2606 Gary H

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:11 PM

Janion's first retail store opens...

 

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#2607 Brantastic

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:42 AM

Any word on what other shops/restaurants will be opening here other than the candy shop, and when? I think the square will have a lot more life to it once the retail fills out. I've been patiently waiting for news on the commercial tenants of this, and other recently finished or soon to be finished projects around the downtown (Yello, Legato, 1515 Douglas/750 Pandora). 



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:48 AM

Hey i heard today that NUBO is one of the new tenants in the commercial section of the Janion. 

 

Is this still a rumour, or confirmed? A building permit for a 49 patron restaurant was issued in January.



#2609 JanionGuy

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:42 AM

Things may have changed on the NUBO rumour.  The door now announces a Korean Restaurant "CERA"

 

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#2610 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:13 AM

Things may have changed on the NUBO rumour...

I think NUBO is expanding at their Pandora Avenue location.



#2611 Brantastic

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:51 AM

I think NUBO is expanding at their Pandora Avenue location.

Yeah, given the expansion it would be strange to move, unless they were just opening a second location. The Korean restaurant could be cool.


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#2612 Szeven

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:12 PM

Has anyone replaced their mattress yet? I hear it's not very comfortable and I was considering opting for one of those premium foam ones (Casper, Endy etc). Do they fit? Is there something better? Any comments appreciated.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 05:32 PM

Has anyone replaced their mattress yet? I hear it's not very comfortable and I was considering opting for one of those premium foam ones (Casper, Endy etc). Do they fit? Is there something better? Any comments appreciated.

 

We've been sleeping on our Endy for a week and we love it.  It's soft in that you'll sink in just a smidge and then the firm kicks in.  It's very comfortable.  Best part is that there is literally zero motion transfer, so Mrs. Fugger and I can't feel each other tossing/turning (of which there is much less) or getting up off the bed.  Install was super easy, and we just put it right onto our existing boxspring.  Will work with a platform bed without any additional support.  The king came out to about $1k and one is able to finance it at zero interest and no fees for six months, either through bank account, credit or I think even PayPal.  PROTIP #1: I set up it on my WJ MC so that I can churn points and then setup six pre-auth bill payments from chequing account to pay a few days beforehand.

 

The downsides?  I can really only think of three:

 

  1. The mattress (at least the king) seems smaller than my previous coil mattress, by a count of inches all around.
  2. Aesthetics.  If you have a headboard or footboard with any kind of mass, the mattress is only 10" and looks really silly and dwarfed in it.  Like previously, I could hang my feet over the mattress and footboard.  Now, the footboard is a good 3-4" above the surface of the mattress.  PROTIP #2: if you call them and whinge or say you want to return it, they will offer you a complimentary 3" mattress topper.  They generally want you to sleep on it for a couple of weeks before they do that, but dial up the whinging and they will send it to you right away.
  3. It's pretty easy to find $50 off promo codes around the internet. However, if you cannot combine financing and the promo code, which I found unbelievably chintzy.

So all in all, I would highly recommend the Endy mattress.  I did some research into the Douglas and Casper, but this one seemed to have the slight edge in most departments.  I bought it on recommendation from Matt R., so perhaps he will chime in with his experience.  That would be good, as he's had it for longer.  Good luck!


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#2614 Matt R.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:29 PM

Same over here. It’s just as nice as our previous mid range mattress, ordering, shipping/receiving and unboxing was simple, took about 3 days to arrive.

We got it just before the last heatwave in August and while it was generally hot everywhere, the mattress didn’t suffer from some of heat retention issues that I’ve heard foam can suffer from. I wouldn’t say it kept me cool, but no hotter than our previous coil bed would have been.

The firmness is just right for me, my wife likes it too!

I also notice the height difference but it’s not a big concern for me, I rarely used to dangle anyways.

I like the tip about the mattress topper. I’ll look into that next week, great tip, Fugger.

I’m very happy over all with the purchase but my mattress knowledge isn’t vast. Up until about 9 years ago we slept on some real crap!

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#2615 Mike K.

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:02 AM

Once you start sleeping on a memory foam mattress it’s hard to go back.

How hot does the endy got? Some of these mattresses can’t disperse heat fast enough.

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#2616 Bob Fugger

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:08 AM

Not hot at all.  And I tend to sleep hot naturally (i.e., always trying to cool down).  Mind you, we're rocking pretty sweet central AC (which of course is now off), so it will be interesting to see how it will feel next summer.



#2617 Matt R.

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

You’ll be fine, Fugger. Just let it dangle out.

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#2618 LJ

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

Consumer Reports just did an article on mattresses and one from Casper, called the Casper came out on top for memory foam. 


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