75% wage subsidy for businesses.

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

In his morning address on Friday, Canada’s Prime Minister announced that the federal government will increase its wage subsidy for small and medium sized businesses to 75% – up from last week’s initial 10%.

The measure will also be backdated to March 15th, and was made to potentially avoid layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated this morning...

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Commercial Lease Default: A Tenant Guide

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

You may need to get out of your commercial lease or find yourself in a situation where you purposefully need default on your lease. In other cases, maybe business hasn't thrived the way you hoped, so you find yourself financially strapped and unable to meet the economic obligations of your lease. Finally, you might unknowingly default on your lease...

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Block x Block | Presented by Aryze

Posted on Mar 15, 2020

The Why

Block x Block is a new initiative we are launching that is part design contest, visioning, urban designing, and community braintrusting (it's a word, trust us). At the heart of it, it is about rethinking our City and pioneering urbanism.

The What

Every few months, we will open up a social media request for anybody to send in a block of the Ci...

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20-storey hotel plan for Blanshard St. pitched as downtown landmark

Posted on Jan 30, 2020

A hotel project that could transform a corner of the downtown core was unveiled Wednesday night.
Merchant House Capital, which bought the west side of the 1100 block of Blanshard

It’s the first step toward the company’s Montrose Wintergarden project that also includes renovation of the historic 1912 Montrose Building, which occupies half of the block...

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Rentals pitched for Douglas St, not aligned with Victoria's vision for the area

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

A parcel formerly eyed for redevelopment into a luxury automotive dealership with affordable rental apartments above has been cancelled and the land listed for sale.

2300 Douglas Street, a 16,000 square foot corner lot at the northwest corner of the Queens Avenue intersection in Victoria’s Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood is on the market for $3.9 milli...

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Judge nixes B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit over Fairfield townhome project

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

A lawsuit filed last month against the City of Victoria and Victoria-based Aryze Developments in relation to a townhome project in Fairfield has been dismissed by a judge.

Last month’s approvals for a 20-unit townhome project along the 1700-block of Fairfield Road resulted in a private citizen suing both the municipality and the proponent alleging t...

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