Shahn Torontow has always loved Jonie Mitchell’s song “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” So when a parking lot became available on Steel Street in Victoria, he decided to put up his vision of paradise.
Mark Lindholm is the not so proud owner of the house across from his Westbay Marine Village in Esquimalt. He plans to develop the area into a mixed commercial and residential development and the house came with the land. It also came with a pirate on the roof, a crow’s nest by the front door, a ship’s cannon, anchor, Neptune, a mermaid and a stork made by the house’s owner John Keziere.
The Victoria Heritage Foundation lists over 150 buiildings on its heritage inventory for James Bay. Some day back to the 1860s.
Infighting at The Land Conservancy seems to have reached a crescendo this past week as present and former board members air out their differences in the media.