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Jane’s Walk 2016: We Make The City | We Make The Tour

My Jane’s Walk this year offers something completely different. Participants will collaborate to design and lead the tour. We’ll start with a short meeting at Centennial Square, where you are invited to suggest sites to visit. We’ll pore over a map of … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk 2015 – Rediscovering the Complex Legacy of Urban Renewal in Downtown Victoria

In the course of my research on urban renewal in Victoria during the 1950s and 1960s, I discovered an outline of a walking tour of downtown Victoria organized by G.J. Greenhalgh, the City of Victoria’s Director of Community Development. The … Continue reading

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BC Transit Fare Review

Last week, I completed BC Transit’s survey for the 2016 Victoria Regional Transit Commission Fare Structure Review. (The survey is now closed, and a decision on the new fare structure will be made on December 8, 2015. You can find a … Continue reading

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The City Walks – In the Shadow of Mega-Events: Protests, Policing and the Military in Victoria

You are invited to participate in a discussion based walking tour on the policing of mega-events and police-military connections in Victoria. In partnership with The City Talks, this walk will take up some of the themes in Adam Molnar’s lecture, In … Continue reading

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GTCA Newsletter Contribution: Could Car-Sharing be Around the Corner?

The following article appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of the Gorge Tillicum Neighbourhood Association’s Newsletter. Do you want to save money, protect the environment, build a stronger community, and enhance your personal mobility? If you do, you might want to join … Continue reading

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Vincent’s Victoria Urban Events – March 2 to March 8, 2014

An occasional post featuring urban themed events in the Victoria area. • March 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Legacy Gallery Building Better Cities: Urban Renewal, State Power, and Democracy in 1960s Halifax and Vancouver Tina Loo, Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia … Continue reading

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Parking Follies III

An occasional series featuring parking problems from a pedestrian and cyclist viewpoint. Looking for information on upcoming walking tours? Click here or on the tab above. What: A car parked in a bike lane. Where: Near the intersection of Gorge … Continue reading

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