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Island Voices: Why funding VicPD fairly is essential

Posted on February 18th, 2019 · Posted in General

The following op-ed letter was published in the Times Colonist on Sunday February 17, 2019 The Downtown Residents Association recognizes that Victoria City Council faces many challenges in setting the.. Read more

Letter to Council: Re: Casinos

Posted on January 18th, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters

Mayor and Council  City of Victoria  No.1 Centennial Square  Victoria, BC, V8W 1P6  January 16, 2019    Re: Indicate to BCLC that Victoria is Not Interested in Hosting a Casino  Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The Board of the Downtown Residents Association is fully supportive of Council’s proposed motion to indicate to BCLC that Victoria is.. Read more

December Newsletter

Posted on December 9th, 2018 · Posted in General

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Volunteer with the DRA!

Posted on July 6th, 2018 · Posted in General, News

Are you interested in actively participating in the DRA? Some of the current opportunities include: Helping out at Carfree YYJ Day (June 17) – DRA booth set up and/or take.. Read more

Downtown Livability Survey

Posted on April 18th, 2018 · Posted in General

The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! Check back for results soon. In 2014, the Victoria Downtown Residents’ Association (DRA) hosted a town hall meeting – Downtown Livability.. Read more

Get Downtown YYJ – Veneto Kitchen + Bar

Posted on April 18th, 2018 · Posted in General

Get Downtown YYJ Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Veneto Kitchen + Bar The Downtown Residents’ Association invites you to: Get up Get out Get Downtown.. Read more

Letter to Council: Amenity Transfer from 1201 Fort Street to 1010 Fort Street

Posted on April 11th, 2018 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters

Mayor Lisa Helps and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 April 11, 2018 Re: Amenity Transfer from 1201 Fort Street to 1010 Fort Street Dear.. Read more

Letter to Council: Cannabis Retail Rezoning Policy

Posted on December 16th, 2016 · Posted in General

Mayor and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6 December 10, 2016 Re: Cannabis Retail Rezoning Policy Dear Mayor Helps and Council, The DRA understands the.. Read more

Fiesta On Fort – Wednesday, August 10

Posted on July 20th, 2016 · Posted in General

For Immediate Release Fiesta On Fort – Wednesday, August 10   5:00 – 8:30 pm – 700 Block Fort Street The Downtown Residents Association and the Fort Street Business Association are.. Read more

City of Victoria Survey: How to Improve Parking Downtown

Posted on April 12th, 2014 · Posted in General

The City of Victoria invites you to learn more and provide feedback on the recommended improvements to downtown parking and to share your thoughts and experiences of parking downtown by.. Read more

September Roving Refinery at Foo

Posted on October 4th, 2013 · Posted in General, Social Events

After a few wet days we were relieved to have fine weather for our latest Roving Refinery at Foo Asian Street Food on Yates Street.  Co-owner Sterling Grice greeted twelve.. Read more

July Mystery Photo – solved!

Posted on July 8th, 2013 · Posted in General

Congratulations to DRA member Rob Caunter for guessing that month’s mystery photo is the Patch at 719 Yates Street. Rob wins a $10 gift card from Bon Macaron Patisserie. Want.. Read more

Upcoming Roving Refinery: TBA

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Events, General, Social Events

Roving Refinery Details about our next event will be confirmed soon! Will be at the end of May, stay tuned for details. For updates check our Facebook page or follow.. Read more

Johnson Street Bridge Update

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Events, General, Land Use

  Tuesday 30th April Johnson Street Bridge Update hosted by DRA 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm New location: Silver Threads at 1728 Douglas St (admin building) The JSB Committee will.. Read more

Neighbourhood Resilience

Posted on November 17th, 2012 · Posted in Community Development, General

  Want to get involved and engaged but don’t know how to go about it? There is no shortage of Victorians who care about their community and want to help… Read more

Downtown Emergency Contact List

Posted on October 5th, 2012 · Posted in Community Development, General

Here’s a handy contact list to keep next to your home phone and refrigerator.  Print a few out for your neighbours and place one in your condo buildings bulletin board… Read more

Share An Idea

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Community Development, General

I want _______ in my neighbourhood.   Fill out the sentence however you like in the comments field.  What would make your neighbourhood better?