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Customs House
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 816 Government Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 7
Condo units: (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[Downtown Victoria] Customs House | Condos; commercial | 7- & 5-storeys | Built - completed in 2021


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#701 aastra

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Posted 28 July 2022 - 06:19 PM

I hope all you skyscraper fanboy incredijerks are happy. You ruined the inner harbour with this towering cookie-cutter monstrosity:

 

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#702 Nparker

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Posted 28 July 2022 - 06:45 PM

It has already scared away everyone from the upper and lower causeways.  ;)



#703 Vin

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:33 PM

I hope all you skyscraper fanboy incredijerks are happy. You ruined the inner harbour with this towering cookie-cutter monstrosity:

 

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pic by globetrekimages at flickr.com

That CGI/CIBC building is surely an eyesore. Thankfully the Yates on Yates and its sister building are short and far enough not to make any major impact from this vantage point, although I still say that from close-up, those are really ugly buildings. 



#704 Barrrister

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:38 PM

I am a little surprised that this building has not sold out yet. Wonder if there is some buyer remorse with the neighborhood changing.



#705 Vin

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:39 PM

https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

 

With the Old Town intact, Victoria here does have a bit of London feel to it, doesn't it? Too bad it wasn't built like this all the way further inland. 



#706 Nparker

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:43 PM

...With the Old Town intact, Victoria here does have a bit of London feel to it...

Only if one has never visited or seen pictures of the real London (UK).


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#707 Barrrister

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:50 PM

We stopped going downtown unless absolutely necessary. It has just become too grubby.



#708 Vin

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 12:05 PM

Only if one has never visited or seen pictures of the real London (UK).

I have on multiple occasions, and still feel that way from that little section of Victoria.



#709 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 03:10 PM

Great angle...

 

pic from www.rew.ca/properties/4179323/206-888-government-street-victoria-bc


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#710 LJ

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:36 PM

^I wouldn't buy that joint, bloody fossil fuel burning cook top.


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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#711 aastra

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Posted 20 November 2022 - 01:39 PM

Pics from remax.ca

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#712 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 06:43 PM

Pic from the Broughton Street parkade (or as we used to call it, the Eaton's parkade):

 

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#713 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 06:44 PM

 

or as we* used to call it...

 

*By "we" I mean people much older than myself.



#714 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 06:58 PM

Speaking of amazing rooftop spaces that nobody cares about, I nominate the roof of that old building on the corner there. It could be a killer pub/restaurant/event space. Or add an additional level of apartments and set them back from the edge a bit to create some terrific terrace space.



#715 Matt R.

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:15 PM

Oh yah. Took this from the backside of the building last week. Walked from Chateau Vic to Nautical Nellies without getting mugged too!

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#716 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:21 PM

How did you manage to snap a pic of the front side from the back side? You must be a very skilled photographer.

 

The critics were right, this building is such an eyesore. Not only did it ruin the inner harbour and Government Street, but it also ruined the Broughton Street parkade and I suspect it probably ruined Beacon Hill Park and Willows Beach, too.


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#717 Matt R.

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:25 PM

Oh, that’s the front? I assume the front would be on the water side. You know, the good side?

#718 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:27 PM

I thought the front was where all the fighting was happening.



#719 aastra

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:36 PM

I was just kidding around, but I suppose I would call the Government Street side the front if that's where the main entrance is for accessing the condos. But aren't the front and the back normally on opposite sides? In this case the back side would surely be the side along Courtney Street.



#720 Matt R.

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:55 PM

Is everything ok at home?

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