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Lyra Residences, phase one
Use: condo
Address: 4027 Rainbow Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 8
Condo units: 39 (2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[North Quadra - Saanich] Lyra Residences on Christmas Hill | Condos | 8- & 8-storeys | Under construction


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#161 lanforod

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:46 AM

You moving in here yourself, or renting it?



#162 MarkoJ

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

You moving in here yourself, or renting it?

 

Not sure yet.

 

Forgot to mention all the units in this development have an HRV. Looks like a pretty serious unt mounted to the ceiling in the spare bedroom closet. 

 

First building in Victoria I've seen with in-unit dedicated HRVs.


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#163 Mike K.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

HRV?


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#164 lanforod

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:56 PM

HRV?

Heat exchanger - fresh air. Basically a ventilator that keeps heat in.


Edited by lanforod, 01 October 2018 - 09:57 PM.

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#165 MarkoJ

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:20 PM

Completions starting Nov 5th.

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#166 MarkoJ

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

Phase II - May 2nd, 2019

 

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#167 aastra

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

One word: too much spandrel.



#168 aastra

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

I like the way these buildings are surrounded by oak trees. I wouldn't mind seeing a Merrick-style building in the same environment. I'd probably sell all of my VV shares and move right in.

 

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#169 perceptionchangeseverything

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 03:06 PM

The photos really make the spandrels appear more green than in reality.



#170 MarkoJ

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 08:23 AM

Latest update on Phase II here is 

 

"The Developer estimates that it will complete construction (as evidenced by obtaining an occupancy permit) during the period from late February, 2020 to early March, 2020."


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#171 Matt R.

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:33 PM

We took in a few suites today, all of the floor plans, on a few different floors including the penthouse on phase 1, which was stunning and has awesome views.

After looking at a few around uvic yesterday in the 525-590 range, the two bedroom C floor plan at the Lyra for $650 seems like a bargain. Walkability isn’t good at all, but the 26 stops just out front by St Andrews and takes you to uvic or Tillicum for groceries.

Maax shower and bath hardware, lovely appliance package, gas fire places in all units, fit and finish looked great. Handsome buildings.

No PTT but GST is a killer.

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#172 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:21 AM

As if you’re going to be catching the 26 for a grocery run ;)

It also connects uptown and University Heights. It’s a great route to live along.

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#173 Brantastic

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:35 AM

The 26 doesn’t stop in front of St Andrews, that’s the 16 and 51 which are only active during school months. You’d have to walk to Saanich Rd for the 26. The 70, 71, 72, and 75 are nearby but it’s a rather unpleasant walk around a highway interchange.

I used to live in the neighborhood and it was horrible for walkability. There’s no east-west route for walking besides McKenzie, which is loud and smells like exhaust from all the large trucks passing through. The sidewalk in most sections is not even wide enough for two people to walk comfortably side by side. I would never choose to live in the area again. The only upsides of the neighborhood for me were Swan Lake and Christmas Hill which are some of Saanich’s most beautiful parks.
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#174 Nparker

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:34 AM

Realistically, no one is living at Lyra who doesn't own a car or have regular access to one. 



#175 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:35 AM

Coming off the trail at the cop shop and cycling down Douglas to the pedestrian overpass at Pacific Christian had me crossing McKenzie. It was always so, so sketchy there on a bicycle or as a pedestrian.

Fun fact is that Douglas Street lives on along that stretch!
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#176 Matt R.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:10 PM

Ah yes I looked more closely at the bus service in the area, it’s not good. Probably will end up with a 10 year old box near mt tolmie for $100k less and no GST. It’s not like I’m going to live there. :)


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#177 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:18 PM

Not a great neighbourhood if you want to walk and get a coffee and a muffin. Great if you want a five minute walk to your choice of churches, though.


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#178 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:26 PM

sheesh.  it's a 12-minute walk to saanich rd. - same as walking from the johnson street bridge to the ministry of health.  or the legislature doors to the irish times pub.  it's not like it's in the middle of nowhere.  it's 18 minutes walk to quadra centre.

 

walking is good for you.

 

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#179 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

The only pedestrians you see on that part of McKenzie are homeless campers heading to the Pat Bay cloverleaf.


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#180 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

now i have too look up what "camping in a can" is off quadra there on ian.  hopefully is not the dallas road campers' saanich hq.


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