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#101 jonny

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:24 AM

Suffice it to say, that old building has good storefronts. I just wish there were more of the same on that block.

 

I really like this building. A good power washing, some new paint and new windows would do wonders.


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#102 Nparker

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:27 AM

I really like this building. A good power washing, some new paint and new windows would do wonders.

Throw in a 12-20 storey building behind this facade and we have a winner.


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#103 concorde

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:05 AM

^considering they haven't leased Midtown Court and 1-2 blocks away is hooker alley no one in their right mind would ever consider redeveloping something that big in that area.  $25-40 million should do it, but I am not insane


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#104 Nparker

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:14 AM

A similar area was redeveloped in the old Woodward's location in Vancouver, so some people are willing to take this sort of chance. But as I am sure most will agree Victoria is not a place for risk-takers or visionaries.



#105 aastra

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Methinks Victoria would need to be in the midst of a mega condo boom for that sort of thing to be happening at Hillside & Douglas.


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#106 Nparker

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:28 AM

Methinks Victoria would need to be in the midst of a mega condo boom for that sort of thing to be happening at Hillside & Douglas.

Oh I agree, it's just nice to imagine "what if" sometimes.



#107 Princess Chica

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:00 PM

How may more times do we need to know about Dunsmuir and that he built this place.

 

 

Dunsimuir had a  massive home on Menzies across from the Leg. but it was torn down no one cares any more for Dunsmuir.

they were slave drivers and horrible employers who treated their employees like crap.

He was no hero.

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How may more times do we need to know about Dunsmuir and that he built this place.

 

 

Dunsimuir had a  massive home on Menzies across from the Leg. but it was torn down no one cares any more for Dunsmuir.

they were slave drivers and horrible employers who treated their employees like crap.

He was no hero.

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long over due response ....my post was not aboot the castle ....I was commenting on the building in the foreground ...I dont belive that The Craigmyle B&B is a Dunsmuir building



#108 Sparky

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:35 PM

^ It's a McClure isn't it?



#109 Princess Chica

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:36 AM

^ It's a McClure isn't it?

not sure....I understand it to be post Dunsmuir...I will ask the very wise and well informed "Old Victoria" facebook group and RSVP on dat :)



#110 Princess Chica

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:14 AM

"Citizens Desperate Plea To Mayor"

 

ALL efforts by Renters to preserve the historic apartment house at 1349 Grant st. are underway.

 

The outright "Demolition by Neglect" that has long threatened the homes of many is not being tolerated.

 

  A number of enforcement Orders are now in place from both the Residential Tenancy Branch and the City of Victoria. In an effort to force the the property owner Robin Kimpton to comply with basic health and safety standards.

  All of these actions are a direct result of the Tenants , who reside in this Historic apartment house, standing up as an organized group. 

 The formation of the Grant Street Tenants Association has already had a major impact in a desperate attempt to save this historic building while not disrupting any of the long time tenants who live in the building and who have themselves come to City and RTB officials for help.

 

 The neglect of the roof and many other factors have left the long time tenants no choice but to take action however the Irony is that an attempt at evictions has begun as Mr Kimpton attempts to use these very work Orders to remove whistle blowers.

 

 A freedom Of Information request has been given to the City of Victoria for copies of reports and Orders issued. While Mr.Kimpton ignores the long standing RTB health and safety Orders.

 

 Speaking for the Grant St. Tenants Assn. we would like to thank those who have given their practical and moral support, concern, and interest in dealing with 1349 Grant st. and its troublesome owner .....

 

Mayor Lisa Helps,

Councillor Charlene Thornton-Joe,

Constable Terri Healy VicPD,

Andrew Dolan / Senior Bylaw Officer, and all of the many inspectors who attended.

The Victoria Fire Dept.

The Mayors Housing Affordability Task Force.

City Hall Legislative Services 

Lisa A. and The highly successful  Grant st. Block Watch.

 

and the many many community members giving voice through social media, have all given inspiration to the hope that lowly stationed citizens CAN stand up to this obvious problem in our community.

 

 

 Barrett R Blackwood

 

 

 

 

 

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#111 RFS

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:28 AM

For Christ's sake, what a bunch of pathetic sad sacks. I don't care about these people, i say evict away. Nobody owes them anything. If they don't like it there why don't they MOVE! And of course our bleeding heart idiot mayor has her fingers in this mess. She really sees herself as Victoria's white knight doesn't she. I would give anything for a professional mayor who just focused on doing their actual job.
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#112 Jill

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:42 AM

Surely this can't be the same Robin Kimpton who has done more than any other person to address the need for affordable housing in Victoria.


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#113 aastra

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:33 PM

So is that house actually endangered or what? I hate to see places like that get torn down.



#114 Jill

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:45 PM

I can't find anything to suggest the city is threatening to demolish it. It might be facing the same fate as some of Kimpton's other properties.



#115 Mike K.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:16 PM

The formation of the Grant Street Tenants Association has already had a major impact in a desperate attempt to save this historic building while not disrupting any of the long time tenants who live in the building and who have themselves come to City and RTB officials for help.

 

 

That is physically impossible, I'm afraid.


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#116 mysage

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:51 PM

For Christ's sake, what a bunch of pathetic sad sacks. I don't care about these people, i say evict away. Nobody owes them anything. If they don't like it there why don't they MOVE! And of course our bleeding heart idiot mayor has her fingers in this mess. She really sees herself as Victoria's white knight doesn't she. I would give anything for a professional mayor who just focused on doing their actual job.

Agreed for the most part. if that is indeed a Kimpton building it will eventually fall down on its own!!

As for the Mayor - she has her head in the clouds and along with her socialist sidekick Ben Issett. What a sorry lot!


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#117 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:16 AM

Strike another off the list: the derelict house on Quadra between the White Spot and Borden Mercantile was demolished this morning by a backhoe.


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#118 Bingo

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:35 AM

Strike another off the list: the derelict house on Quadra between the White Spot and Borden Mercantile was demolished this morning by a backhoe.

 

I hope they were able to save the blue tarp.


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#119 Nparker

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

...the derelict house on Quadra between the White Spot and Borden Mercantile was demolished this morning by a backhoe.

Only about 25 years late.

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#120 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:35 AM

Technically, the blue tarp did still exist but only on the molecular level.


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