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Information regarding the rock wall modifications at York/Prospect Place For Immediate Release Victoria BC – Thursday, October 17th, 2019 This morning at roughly 7am, work began to penetrate the rock wall surrounding the property at 1561 York Place. The purpose of this work was to widen two existing openings along the frontages on York and… Continued

Annandale Carriage House

New location found for 120-year old Annandale Carriage House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Victoria, BC Monday, September 16, 2019 After a callout to the community, Victoria developer, Abstract Developments has identified a new home for the historic Annandale Carriage House at 1561 York Place. Presumed to be built in 1897, the Carriage House is widely… Continued

Black and White

Abstract Developments has unveiled the first three commercial tenants for its mixed-used development, Black and White. A café, a naturopathic wellness centre, and a dentist office will occupy three of the six ground commercial spaces in the six storey Fort and Cook Street building. The development is slated to be complete in October, including occupancy… Continued

Gail and Barry Giffen, with their daughter’s dog, Batmann, in their restored home’s great hall, which has its original stained-glass windows. PHOTO: KAMIL BIALOUS FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Leigh Kamping-Carder Some married couples settle into their retirement by downsizing. Gail and Barry Giffen are spending theirs restoring a mansion—a 1905 Tudor Revival in Victoria, Canada. “We wanted a historic… Continued

Article originally published in the Vancouver Sun, June 10, 2017. It’s back to the future for the Bowker Collection, Abstract Developments’ new project in Oak Bay, one of Western Canada’s oldest municipalities. The Bowker Collection’s rusticated brick facade is a nod to the historic neighbourhood, while the solar-ready building and an electric car for residents… Continued

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd from 12-4pm for our Welcome To The Neighbourhood Event for the Bowker Collection. There will be so much to see and do during the event! On hand will be local entertainment, refreshments, and activities, like: Jusu Bar Good Earth Coffee Music from Victoria local Ange Hehr Garden Works Jackson’s… Continued

Bowker Collection To Be Unveiled June 3rd On May 10th the Bowker Collection was approved by Oak Bay Municipal Council. Bowker will be the first residential multi-family, mixed-use community in over 10-years to be approved in Oak Bay and is set to launch on June 3rd with a Welcome to the Neighbourhood Event from 12-4pm… Continued

Victoria’s abundance of public and farmer’s markets makes picking up local fresh produce, artisan crafts and handmade goods a truly authentic experience. With the summer season in full swing, we’re in awe at the variety of distinctly local offerings and memorable market experiences coming to neighbourhoods across Greater Victoria. Here’s our team’s top five favourites… Continued