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Union is located in the heart of downtown Victoria’s historic Old Town and blends the traditional brickwork facade found in the neighbourhood with the more contemporary designs of the neighbouring attached condominiums.

The project consists of two, five-storey wood frame residential buildings that feature 133 one and two bedroom homes with an elevated, landscaped central courtyard above the ground floor retail space.

A significant part of the project includes the restoration of the historic Finlayson Building facade and recreation of the historic midblock pedestrian connection called Theatre Alley. Careful work was done to restore the heritage facade on the Pandora side – reclaimed brick was recycled into other elements on the property. The project also features over 10,000 sq ft of retail fronting Fisgard Street and Pandora Avenue, including a flagship restaurant space with a private courtyard terrace along Theatre Alley.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.