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

Cadboro Bay & Bowker

Carla Wilson | TIMES COLONIST Published June 4, 2016 06:00 AM Abstract Developments is proposing a four-storey development on a pie-shaped parcel at Cadboro Bay Road and Bowker Avenue in Oak Bay. The plan for the half-acre site calls for a mixed-use building with strata condominiums “appealing to the downsizer” and some commercial along Cadboro… Continued

From the Vancouver Sun Published on: April 19, 2016 | Last Updated: April 19, 2016 2:42 PM PDT By EVAN DUGGAN Downtown Victoria showing Fort Street, centre, with Abstract Development’s new Black and White condo project highlighted. Victoria’s Upper Fort Street is going through a commercial renaissance that local businesspeople and real estate experts say is… Continued