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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.

CALUC Letter re 1150 Cook Street – Development Permit with Variance


The DRA LUC met with the applicant in 2017 prior to application to discuss an earlier version of this application. The DRA has expressed ongoing concerns regarding the loopholes of.. Read more

Press Release re Sheltering in Centennial Square


Victoria Downtown Residents Association Frustrated by Proposed Resumption of Sheltering in Centennial Square The Victoria Downtown Residents Association expresses frustration with the decision made by City Council at its meeting on.. Read more

Managing Neighbourhood Construction Project Impacts


 By nature, construction activity is often noisy, dirty and generally incongruent with neighbourhood life. The impacts of development can be significant to adjacent businesses and residences over many months of.. Read more