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    1700 Blanshard

    1700 Blanshard Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application for a 23 Storey residential building with ground floor commercial. A variance for building massing setback at the upper storeys (Blanshard Street) is required. The proposal was presented by Justin Filuk, director of development in Victoria for Townline Homes. Find more information here.
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    504 Herald Street

    504 Herald Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application to construct an upper floor addition and exterior stairs to an existing building. The proposal was presented to the City by Peter de Hoog, architect on behalf of Mike and Lee Spence. Find more information here.
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    1468 Vancouver Street

    1468 Vancouver Street The City is considering a Rezoning Application and Development Permit with Variances Application for the development of a mixed-use residential building with ground-floor commercial and residential above, at a height of approximately 16-storeys, and with an increase in density. The proposal was presented to the City by Alex Warren of Townline Homes Inc. Find more information here.
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    1109 Johnson Street

    1109 Johnson Street The City is considering a Rezoning Application to increase the density in order to facilitate a mixed-use development consisting of an approximately 13 storey, eight-storey and six-storey building and retain the existing Victoria Professional Office Building. There is a concurrent Development Permit with Variances Application. The proposal was presented to the City by Hugh Cochlin, architect, of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc, for Chard Development Ltd. Find more information here.
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    2615 Douglas Street

    2615 Douglas Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application to include distillery, brewpub and liquor retail uses. There is a concurrent rezoning application. The proposal requires a variance for vehicle parking from 159 stalls to 144 stalls. The proposal was presented to the City by David Fullbrook of Merchant House Capital Ltd. Find more information here.
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    584 Burnside & 3020 Douglas

    584 Burnside & 3020 Douglas The City is considering a rezoning application for a mixed-use development consisting of a mix of commercial and residential uses. The application is concurrent with DP#000542. The proposal was presented to the City by Victoria Cool Aid Society in partnership with TL Housing Solutions. Find more information here.
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    2566 Fifth Street

    2566 Fifth Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application for a mixed-use development which includes townhouses and a 5 storey rental apartment building with commercial use on the ground level. The application is concurrent with REZ#00673. The variance is to reduce the required vehicle parking. The proposal was made to the City by the Purdey Group/Aryze Developments. Find more information here.
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    550 Pandora Avenue

    550 Pandora Avenue The City is considering a Rezoning Application for a mixed-use, multi-unit, affordable-housing rental apartment building with ground-floor commercial use. The application is concurrent with DP000541. The proposal was presented to the City by Alan Lowe Architect Inc. on behalf of the Chinese Freemasons Housing Society (Victoria). Find more information here.
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    1015 Cook Street

    1015 Cook Street The City is considering a rezoning application to increase the density and construct a four-storey residential building with multiple dwelling units. The proposal was presented to the City by Peter Hardcastle of Hillel Architecture Inc. Find more information here.
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    931 McClure Street

    931 McClure Street The City is considering a rezoning application to increase the density and construct a four-storey townhouse development. The proposal was presented to the City by D'Arcy Jones Architecture Inc. Find more information here.
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    561-565 Toronto Street

    561-565 Toronto Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application to construct a multi-unit residential building. The proposal was presented to the City by Waymark Architecture on behalf of Parry Street Developments. Find more information here.
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    952 Johnson Street

    952 Johnson Street The City is considering a Rezoning Application and a Development Permit with Variances Application for the development of a mixed-use residential building with commercial at grade and residential above, at a height of approximately 16-storeys and with an increase in density. The existing chapel is proposed to be retained for future commercial use. The proposal being made by Cox Developments. Find more information here.
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    2300 Douglas Street

    2300 Douglas Street The City is considering an amendment to the Official Community Plan and Rezoning Application to increase the density and allow for residential uses at this location in order to facilitate a development of a mixed-use building of approximately six storeys consisting of ground floor commercial and rental apartment units above. There is a concurrent Development Permit Application. The proposal was presented by Victoria Architect Pete de Hoog Architect on behalf of 2300 Douglas Holdings Ltd., Inc. No. BC 1111775. Find more information here.
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    2659 Douglas (Scott Building)

    2659 Douglas Street The City is considering a rezoning application to increase the density in order to construct an approximately four to six-storeys, mixed-use building consisting of ground floor commercial and rental apartment units above as well as heritage-designate, renovate and add an additional storey to the existing building and convert the upper-storeys to rental apartment units. There is a concurrent Development Permit Application. The application is concurrent with Development Permit Application # 00537 and Heritage Designation #000180. This proposal would see redevelopment of the Scott Building at Douglas and Hillside and includes an additional building on the surface parking lot behind the existing building. Find more information here.
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    1025 Johnson

    1025 Johnson Street The City is considering a rezoning application to increase the density and add residential uses for a phased development that includes four development areas with four main buildings (12 storeys, 15, storeys, 14 storeys and 17 storeys). Mixed housing, commercial and retail space, a public plaza and a new post disaster building (Fire Hall No.1) are proposed. The proposal requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan. This application is concurrent with Development Permit #00536 (Phase 1). Find more information here. Related Reading: Alarmed: Downtown residents question the $34-million deal for a new fire hall.
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    2501 Blanshard

    2501 Blanshard Street The City is considering a Development Permit with Variance application to construct an approximately three-storey, multi-unit affordable housing building to be located at the north portion of the lot facing Hillside Avenue. Variances include: • increase the number of buildings on-site by 1 • decrease the minimum floor area from 33.0m2 to TBDm2 • decrease the north side yard setback to the porch from 4.88 to TBDm. • decrease the north side yard setback to the steps from 4.50 to TBDm. • to allow location of the accessory building from the rear yard to the side yard. Find more information here.
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    505-521 Quadra

    505-521 Quadra Street The City is considering a rezoning application to increase the density to approximately 2.0:1 floor space ratio and allow construction of a six-storey rental apartment building, as well as adjoining rental townhouses. The proposal was prepared by Analogue Projects Ltd on behalf of Surfside Holdings Ltd. Find additional information here.
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    3130 Jutland Road

    3130 Jutland Road The City is considering a rezoning application for the construction of a four and five storey mixed use building consisting of ground floor community and daycare space and residential above. The location is the grass field adjacent to Burnside School. The proposal is being made by Pacifica Housing Advisory Association in partnership with TL Housing Solutions. Find additional information here.
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    1312-1324 Broad Street

    1312-1324 Broad Street The City is considering an application proposing the construction of a mixed-use building for ground floor commercial use and student market rental units and condominiums above including the renovation and addition to the existing heritage-registered Duck’s Block building. The variances are: • Height variance from 15.00m to 22.47m for 1314 Broad Street • Height variance from 15.00m to 21.61 for 1312 Broad Street • Class 2 bike parking from 12 stalls to 6. As well, the City is considering a Rezoning Application to increase the density and height to facilitate the construction of a mixed- use building including ground floor commercial and residential uses above. Find additional information here. Related reading: Will Victoria's Old Town become a façade?
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  22. Awareness Film Night

    Film Night: "What Is Democracy?"

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    Co-presented by Awareness Film Night and Transition Sooke. Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, "What Is Democracy?" reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor comments on why she made this film: "A word we say and hear all the time but rarely reflect on, "democracy" is both an ideal and a reality, a rousing aspiration and a devastating disappointment....democracy means the people (demos) have power (cratia). But who are the people, especially in this moment of increasing hostility and division?" Featuring a diverse cast- including celebrated theorists such as Cornel West, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers and former prime ministers, this 2018 National Film Board documentary spans continents and millennia. Filmgoers are invited and encouraged to participate in the post-screening discussion facilitated by Transition Sooke's co-president Michael Tacon. By donation. Info: awarenessfilmnight.ca Trailer: vimeo.com/266692157
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    Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Yariv Aloni, Music Director & Conductor RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 2 SIBELIUS Karelia Suite, Op. 11 DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a Musical genres – and their inspiration – take many forms. Respighi was one of the first composers of the 20th century to seek inspiration from early music: his Ancient Airs and Dances presents brilliant orchestrations of Renaissance dance music originally written for lute. Sibelius whisks us to eastern Finland with his patriotic Karelia Suite. Drawn from a larger work written to accompany tableaux of Karelian history, its three movements draw on folk melodies and delight the listener with vivid soundscapes. The dreaminess of a French poem wends its way into Debussy’s impressionistic Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. And the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” retold in ballet form and beautifully scored by Tchaikovsky, is itself revisited in this magnificent suite for orchestra. Join the GVYO on February 3, and let these young musicians inspire you! Tickets: Adult $25 Senior $22 Student $10 Available from UVic Ticket Centre, 250-721-8480 tickets.uvic.ca
  24. Victoria Jazz Society

    Morgan James plus Elise LeGrow at Elements Casino

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    Throughout her spectacular career, singer-songwriter and Broadway actress Morgan James has taken on beloved roles and songs to give them her own unique perspective. She has recorded and toured internationally with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, which performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest 2017. Now, James has set her sights on the Beatles’ White Album. While each song is performed in its original key, James provides a soulful vibe and feminine flair to these classics. James’ current tour across Europe, Canada, and the U.S., White to Blue, celebrates both the Beatles’ White Album and Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. She first performed in Victoria at TD JazzFest in 2018. Opening the evening will be singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow. This powerful combination of two sensational female voices is not to be missed at Elements Casino, the Platinum Room. More information at: http://jazzvictoria.ca/society/event/morgan-james
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    The Victoria Arion Male Voice Choir under the Directorship of Alan C Whitmoore is an exciting new four part harmony male Choir. We are presenting our First Concert - '" A New Day"- a collection of old favorites, folk and recently composed choral music. Cordova Bay United Church. 813 Claremont Ave. Admission:$20.00 Children 12&under no charge. For information or tickets 778-587-5669 or mail - www.info@vamc.ca
  27. Jan-Feb 2019 Focus.pdf 4 VICTORIA’S DIMINISHING URBAN FOREST | Leslie Campbell Residents are mobilizing to protect one of the City’s greatest natural charms, increasingly threatened by development. 14 SEX, LIES, AND TRIPLE-DELETED EMAILS | David Broadland An email unearthed by an FOI request raises fresh questions about the Elsner investigation. So do all the deleted emails. 18 ALARMED | Ross Crockford Downtown residents question the $34-million deal for a new fire hall. 20 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RECONSIDERED | Judith Lavoie BC’s new Environmental Assessment Act needs teeth and scientific certainty to avoid disasters of the past. 22 CLEANBC PLAN NICE ONSCREEN, BUT HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS | Russ Francis The BC government’s concerted efforts at message control nearly overwhelm its new climate plan. 24 LOGGING MADNESS CONTINUES | Briony Penn Nothing has changed in BC forestry practices under the BC NDP government. 26 SENIORS TARGETED WITH HIGH-DOSE FLU VACCINE | Alan Cassels The government doesn’t pay for it yet, but the pressure from Big Pharma is on. 28 BRIDGE BUILDER SUES CITY FOR BAD DESIGN | David Broadland The City has always denied the new bridge has any problems, thus limiting its ability to assert itself in legal fights over the project. 30 LIGHT OF DAY | Aaren Madden Ray Ward’s landscape paintings celebrate the ever-changing skies and moods of the West Coast. 34 THE ART AND LIFE OF ELIZABETH YEEND DUER | Kate Cino This Anglo-Japanese artist illustrates the fascinating blend of cultural themes at play in the 1940s in Victoria. 48 SPEAKEASY: HOT JAZZ ON BROAD STREET | Mollie Kaye Your once-sleepy Tuesday nights may never be the same. 52 ON THE PATH OF AN OIL PIPELINE | Monica Prendergast Bears is a great example of the resurgence of Indigenous theatre in Canada. 54 PATRICIA ROY’S THE COLLECTORS | Stephen Hume As this historian shows, the Royal BC Museum has proved a resilient, adaptive and unusually far-sighted institution. 58 DOWNTOWN HAS IT ALL-ISH | Gene Miller Downtown has 1000s of new units, yet it feels unwelcoming to many. 60 BALANCING PROGRESS AND PARKLAND | Maleea Acker Julian Anderson and Cuthbert Holmes Park. 62 ENVISIONING A PLASTIC-FREE ZONE FOR THE NEW YEAR | Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic Victoria is tackling the bags; now let’s move on to single-use plastics.
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    Chantal New: be honest. but don't

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    “untitled” Chantal New, drawing Xchanges Gallery This series of installations and drawings document the internal narrative of the female experience and the anxious thoughts that often define puberty and womanhood. Chantal New (BA in Art+Design, Trinity Western) is an emerging artist working in mixed media drawing and painting. Her minimalist drawings explore the importance of place and memory and the intersections between environmental and cultural geographies. Opening January 4, 7-9pm; otherwise Sats & Suns 11am-4pm. 6E-2333 Government St, 250-382-0442, www.xchangesgallery.org.
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