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August Newsletter

Posted on August 15th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with.. Read more

Yates Street Community Garden August Newsletter

Posted on August 9th, 2019 · Posted in News

You may have noticed the addition of our new boulevard garden located just outside the gate of the front entrance. A big thanks to our group of volunteer gardeners who.. Read more

July Newsletter

Posted on July 15th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with anyone.. Read more

Land Use Committee Responses to Liquor Licence Extended Hours Applications

Posted on May 16th, 2019 · Posted in General, Letters, News

Read the responses of the DRA Land Use Committee to applications from Clarke & Co. and from Chuck’s Burger Bar for extension of their liquor service hours.

May Newsletter

Posted on May 11th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information with anyone.. Read more

VCAN Statement on OCP Amendments

Posted on May 10th, 2019 · Posted in City Hall, Land Use, Letters, News

The member associations of the Victoria Community Association Network (VCAN) are united in requesting Council and Staff follow best practices in land use planning by unequivocally upholding the Official Community Plan (OCP). The.. Read more

Crystal Pool Replacement

Posted on May 8th, 2019 · Posted in City Hall, General, Land Use, News

On May 2, the City advised that efforts to locate the new Crystal Pool on the arena parking lot (city-owned land managed by RG Properties) had failed. A staff report.. Read more

April Newsletter

Posted on April 19th, 2019 · Posted in News

Read the latest issue of the DRA’s monthly newsletter at this link. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (we will not sell or share your contact information.. Read more

Letter to Council Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment

Posted on March 28th, 2019 · Posted in General, Land Use, Letters, News

Mayor Helps and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square ictoria, BC V8W 1P6 March 27, 2019 Re: 506-508 Herald St – Brew Pub – Further Comment Dear Mayor Helps.. Read more

March Newsletter

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 · Posted in News

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Island Voices: Why funding VicPD fairly is essential

Posted on February 18th, 2019 · Posted in General, News

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, News

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, News

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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

Car Free YYJ

Posted on May 16th, 2018 · Posted in Community Events, News

On June 17, Car Free YYJ is back on Douglas Street! Come down and see us at the DRA booth. Share your thoughts about all things Downtown YYJ. Sign up.. Read more

Vacant Lot on Yates Will Soon be the Next Hands-on Classroom for Students and Residents

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 · Posted in News, Urban Ecology & Agriculture, Urban Livability

Media release from the city: A Vacant Lot will Soon be the Next Hands-on Classroom for Students and ResidentsDate: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 For Immediate Release VICTORIA, BC — A.. Read more

Submit Your Questions! Election 2014 Downtown Mayoral Debate

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Community Events, Events, News, Public Forums

The DRA is co-sponsoring an all-mayoral candidates debate with the Downtown Victoria Business Association and the Greater Victoria Public Library. This is an opportunity for everyone who lives, works, or owns.. Read more

Town Hall Meeting: Livability Solutions in Downtown Victoria

Posted on September 4th, 2014 · Posted in Community Development, Events, News, Public Forums

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, the DRA’s Healthy Living Committee will host a discussion forum in the City Hall Antechamber, for the purpose of developing solutions to present and future livability issues.. Read more

Letter to Council: Proposed Speed Reductions

Posted on July 15th, 2014 · Posted in City Hall, Letters, News

The following letter regarding proposed speed limit reductions was sent to City Council on July 16, 2014. Mayor and Council City of Victoria No.1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC V8W 1P6.. Read more

DRA calls for review of the Johnson Street Bridge landscaping plan

Posted on July 4th, 2014 · Posted in Land Use, Letters, News

The Public Realm and Landscape Design Strategy for the Johnson Street Bridge came before City Council for review at a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting of a few weeks ago,.. Read more