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#81 UrbanRail

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:49 AM

I live about 15 mins (walking) from Tuscany Village and I had some time to visit the Monks there to do some shopping. It will be great to have a Thrifty Foods close by (I hate Safeway). I dont mind this development so much, but at least they could have added trees, I mean where the heck is the vegetation?

#82 ressen

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 06:31 PM

there are irrigation pipes sticking out of the sidewalk in a number of spots.

#83 spanky123

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 06:55 AM

Seems like this project will soon be back in the news again!

#84 G-Man

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:38 AM

^ Why? Restaurant announcement?

#85 spanky123

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:53 PM

I don't want to repeat the rumour until I see it is the news, but as far as the restaurant is concerned, I had heard quite a while ago that it was going to be an East Side Mario's.

#86 gumgum

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:57 PM

.... East Side Mario's.


*Bleh!*

#87 Holden West

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:14 PM

East Side Mario’s restaurants are designed and themed to depict street scenes in Manhattan’s “Little Italy” district and other New York City landmarks. Not only one of Canada’s most successful and dynamic casual dining restaurants, East Side Mario’s is also Canada’s best known restaurant brand thanks to award-winning advertising – Budda Boom Budda Bing. Value has always been the cornerstone of East Side Mario’s success. “Great Food, Great People, Great Times. All at a price you can afford.”




Oh, brother. More fakery.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#88 aastra

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:44 PM

"Tuscany Village" seems to be a popular name for condo/townhouse developments.

South Florida:
http://www.interinve...any_village.htm

North Florida:
http://www.move.com/...isting/C1067199

Las Vegas:
http://www.mytuscany...m/overview.html

Arizona:
http://www.tuscanyvi...lakehavasu.com/

Edmonton:
http://www.homebase....&p=0&coid=&no=1

I'm not sure if Tuscany should be flattered or appalled.

#89 G-Man

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

No Vancouver Island villages out there...

Or Pacific North west...

or BC Village...

Oh here we go:

Pacific Village

Pacific Village

Oh and Victoria Village ironically a giant fatscraper!

#90 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:21 PM

I live about 15 mins (walking) from Tuscany Village and I had some time to visit the Monks there to do some shopping. It will be great to have a Thrifty Foods close by (I hate Safeway). I dont mind this development so much, but at least they could have added trees, I mean where the heck is the vegetation?


Tuscany is too hot for any vegetation to survive, silly.



#91 spanky123

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:10 AM

^ Why? Restaurant announcement?


TUSCANY VILLAGE HOLDINGS LTD.
DR. BRUCE M. PEGLAR INC. v TUSCANY VILLAGE HOLDINGS LTD. Supreme
Supreme Civil (General) Victoria Law Courts 074195 22Oct2007

TUSCANY VILLAGE HOLDINGS LTD.
KINETIC CONSTRUCTION LTD. v TUSCANY VILLAGE HOLDINGS LTD. Supreme
Supreme Civil (General) Victoria Law Courts 074255 25Oct2007

#92 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:56 AM

Oh oh...

#93 spanky123

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:59 PM

Apparently more stuff on the way. This project is getting really messy really quickly.

#94 Nparker

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:45 PM

Apparently more stuff on the way. This project is getting really messy really quickly.


This project was "messy" from the word "go". Caveat emptor.

#95 G-Man

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

So I saw on their website that they have only sold 60% of the units... ouch. Wonder if they could do something for the housing issue with UVic students?

#96 D.L.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:21 PM

Yes, students can rent a 2 bedroom there for $1600 a month. http://victoria.crai.../465758719.html

#97 gumgum

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:29 PM

This place creeps me out a bit.







They a decent job with this fountain. It took close inspection to figure out it was fake stone.


The Thrifties has one of those escalator ramps for you and your shopping cart to the underground garage which is pretty cool actually.

#98 G-Man

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:44 PM

Yeah they are called movelators. The carts have large magnets that grip the floor.

The surface parking there is digusting.

#99 aastra

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:10 PM

Methinks that would be why so many of the units haven't sold yet. A Tuscan theme implies intimacy and coziness, not a big parking lot. It's a jarring contradiction, in my opinion. The parking should have been concealed. This place should have been designed as a quaint (if very gimmicky) escape/alternative to the many standard-issue strip malls in the immediate area.

#100 Holden West

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:23 PM

I wonder if they would have had more success had they made the units smaller and sleeker and totally modern like Reef/Mosaic etc. and marketed them to a younger (university?) crowd?
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

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