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Welcome to Living in Downtown Victoria!

The Downtown Residents Association is the official community organization representing people living in the Victoria’s Downtown and Harris Green neighbourhoods.  We would like to acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, more specifically the Lekwungen and Songhees Nations.

Upcoming Events

  1. All Candidates Forum for Victoria By-Election

    December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

City of Victoria Municipal By-Election – December 12 -Questions for Candidates and Responses


When the by-election was first scheduled for April 4, the DRA prepared a list of questions which were submitted to each candidate. We have revised our questions and submitted them.. Read more

CALUC Letter re 535 Yates – Development Variance Permit


Five Star Permits – Development Variance Permit application to vary the sign bylaw. The Sign By-Law for Old Town prohibits signage above the sill of the second storey of buildings… Read more

CALUC letters re 1150 Douglas and 901 Gordon – Applications for Storefront Cannabis Retail


The DRA Land Use Committee reviewed applications to permit the use of a Storefront Cannabis Retailer at 1150 Douglas Street and at 910 Gordon Street. In both cases, the LUC.. Read more