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Bike Skills Courses

The Bike To Work Society offers a variety of courses to help you and your family feel more confident riding on urban streets. Check out their website for courses.

City buys Kasapi Park

Kasapi Park

Nov 18, 2020: Mayor Lisa Helps arrived at the corner of Bank Street and Leighton Road at 8am this morning. She was there to officially declare that the City of Victoria had purchased the small Garry Oak meadow at this corner.

For over 20 years this property, now officially named Agamemnon and Eleni Kasapi Park, has been on our neighbourhood's radar as an important piece of land to conserve as parkland. We are overjoyed that the Kasapi family and the City came to an agreement to preserve this property

Huge thanks to the City of Victoria and to the Kasapi family for this gift to the neighbourhood.

Read more about this new park and the scholarship fund the Kasapi family has set up with the proceeds of the sale here and the UVIC press release which has some interesting history of the Kasapi family here



Focus on South Jubilee Business

Focus on SJ Businesses

Nov 16, 2020: The South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association will be recognizing small business owners who work hard to make South Jubilee the best neighborhood in Greater Victoria.

We are interested in learning about business owners, their families, and the history of the business. This is the type of story which can can draw people to a business and will help put faces and names to our community partners.

Our local businesses represent a broad spectrum of ages, cultures and experiences, not to mention a wide variety of goods and services. All bring unique gifts to the community by sharing their time, energy and skills. We would love for residents of South Jubilee and Victoria/Oak Bay to know more about you.

Profiles will be posted on Instagram and Facebook with photos and a short write-up. If you would like to participate, please email us photos along with the answers to a short questionnaire. By submitting your photos and information, you are agreeing to have it posted on public social media pages, with timing chosen by the SJNA. There is are no costs associated with this community initiative, as it is volunteer-driven.

Email Molly to be featured!

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to chat about this initiative.

Thank you!
Molly Sullivan
Director, South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association



South Jubilee Community Greening Committee

Community Gardens

Nov 10,2020: The Greening Committee is made up of South Jubilee community members, with the help of Marcus Lobb from Can you Dig It, in partnership with the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC).

We are a group of passionate individuals with a breadth of knowledge in gardening, horticulture therapy, landscape design, educational urban garden programming, and school gardens.

This group came together in the summer of 2020 and began dreaming of what South Jubilee might look like with community gardens bringing community members together.

Please take a moment to look through our presentation, and then take our community garden survey to let us know what you think.

We look forward to hearing from you.




Demolition of Bank Street School Survey Results

Bank St School

The questionnaire regarding the demolition of the Bank St. School is now closed.

If you're interested in the results, click here for the tabulation of South Jubilee residents' responses only and here for summary of all responses.

If you want to discuss this issue, attend our virtual meeting Nov 3rd at 7pm. Send an email to meeting@southjubilee.ca to get the Zoom meeting link.




Plastic recycling

Recycling is back to normal in a COVID kind of way. The recycling crew has re-jigged the setup for the different collection bags so they are all well-spaced.

To help speed things along, please:

  • sort your recycling material into the separate categories BEFORE coming to recycle. Check our recycle page for a list of categories.
  • make sure your plastic is CLEAN. Dirty plastic can't be recycled.
  • Payment is by donation.
  • remember social distancing AND wear a mask.
  • As of Dec 2020 only WHITE food containers/meat trays are accepted.
We're looking forward to seeing you.

1905 Lee Avenue - Revised Plans

Small Lot

Feb 10, 2020: This proposal is to subdivide and rezone 1905 Lee into two small lots. A second house, facing on Bourchier, is proposed for the second lot. The developer, Joseph Calenda of Molto Bene Enterprises, has submitted revised plans to the City planning department. They are available on the City's Development Tracker.

If you have any comments on this proposal please email them to mayorandcouncil@victoria.ca.

Feedback from the Community LandUse Committee meeting held in June 2019 are available here. This report was submitted to the City.


House Conversion Information

Here is further information from the Feb 2020 newsletter article on possible changes to House Conversion regulations.

The City is currently working on a project to create new House Conversion regulations and is looking for feedback from the Community Association Land Use Committees on the proposed changes. The intent of the update to is to encourage more house conversions and to incentivize heritage designation and the creation of rental, affordable rental and affordable home ownership units. The links below outline the current and proposed plans.

The feedback period runs until February 10th, 2020 so please submit any comments by this date.

Relevant Links

Next Generation House Conversion Regulations project page

Next Generation Conversion Regulations staff report. The staff report includes details on the proposed changes was well as additional background information and options for potential future work.

A video of the presentation to Council is available here (click on the 'Next Generation Conversions Regulations' agenda item to skip directly to that part of the meeting).

Current Schedule G - House Conversion Regulations

Current Schedule C - Off Street Parking Regulations

If you have any comments, please send them to the developmentservices@victoria.ca at the City and to our Land Use Committee.


1811 Oak Bay Avenue
Public Comment - Nov 28th City Hall

1811 Oak Bay Ave

Nov 28,2019: Victoria City Council will consider issuing a Development Permit with Variances for 1811 Oak Bay Avenue (south west corner of Oak Bay Ave and Bank St.) for a 5-storey condo building with 14 units.

A Bigleaf maple tree located on the shared property line between 1811 Oak Bay Avenue and 1807 Oak Bay Avenue would likely be removed and replaced with two new trees as a result of this development.

The Development Permit will allow the following variances from the current zoning:
. reduce the minimum lot size for multiple dwelling use from 920.0m2 to 799m2;
. increase the maximum site coverage from 32 percent to 74.5 percent;<
. reduce the minimum open site space from 60 percent to 23.4 percent;
. reduce the minimum front setback (east) from 12m to 2.63m (to privacy screen) and 3.58m (to building);
. reduce the minimum rear setback (west) from 8.41m to 4.32m (to building) and 0.0m (to parkade structure);
. reduce the minimum side setback (north) from 8.41m to 1.99m
. reduce the minimum side setback (south) from 8.41m to 3.12m (to building) and 0.0m (to parkade structure).

Anyone interested in the proposal can provide their comments at the Opportunity for Public Comment which will be held at:

Council Chambers, Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square
Thursday, November 28, 2019
6:30 p.m.

In order for your written submission to be published on the agenda for the opportunity for public comment it must be submitted to publichearings@victoria.ca by 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Further information on this development proposal is available on Development Tracker for Folder DPV00060


1881 Fort St

Rezoning for Cannabis Store

1881 Fort St

Sept 23, 2019 - The City Planning department has received a request for rezoning for a cannabis shop at 1881 Fort St. This is the space where Cook's Day Off was, next door to Wrap 'n Roll at the corner of Davie St and Fort St.

The details of this application can be found on the City's Development Tracker at 1881 Fort Street.

If you have any comments to make about this proposal, please send them to the Mayor and Council(email - mayorandcouncil@victoria.ca) and cc to Michael Angrove of the Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department (email- mangrove@victoria.ca) by October 17th.

ParkFest 2019


1900 Richmond Rd

Public Hearing - August 1, 2019

1900 Richmond Rd

The Public Hearing for this private care Assisted Living/Memory care development proposal at 1900 Richmond Road (corner of Fort and Richmond) will be held:

Where:    City Hall - 1 Centennial Square
Room:      S150 - Council Chambers 
When:      6:30pm Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

This development will replace both the medical building and the parking lot to the north of the building. The applicant is Maison Senior Living - Milliken Developments.

The public hearing notice is available here. The Building plans are available in the City's Development Tracker here. Comments from North Jubilee CALUC are here. Comments from South Jubilee residents are here.

This meeting is open to everyone.

CALUC Development Proposal Meeting
1905 Lee Avenue

Small Lot

This proposal is to subdivide and rezone 1905 Lee into two small lots. A second house, facing on Bourchier, is proposed for the second lot. The Community Meeting notice gives more information on the project and is available here.

Joseph Calenda of Molto Bene Enterprises will present the plans. This is the official community association land use meeting that occurs prior to the developer applying to the City for a development permit.

When: 7:00pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Where: Victoria College of Art - 1625 Bank Street

If you are interested in this project, please come out and voice your opinion. Comments from this meeting are forwarded by the South Jubilee CALUC(Community Association Land Use Committee) to the City planning department.

UPDATE July 4, 2019: Click here to read the CALUC report submitted to the City from this meeting.


Garden Works project

1908/1912/1916/1920 Oak Bay Avenue (Gardenworks Project)

CALUC Development Proposal Meeting


A 4 storey 35 unit strata Commercial/residential building is being proposed for 1908/1912/1916/1920 Oak Bay Avenue. This is the space currently occupied by Gardenworks, The FrameUp and Balam's plumbing. 

The team from Jawl Residential will be making this presentation. This is the official community association land use meeting that occurs prior to the developer applying to the City for a development permit.

Where: Woodward Room in Begbie Hall (2101 Richmond Rd on Royal Jubilee Hospital campus) 

When: 7:00pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Please come out and voice your opinion on this project. Comments from this meeting are forwarded by the South Jubilee CALUC(Community Association Land Use Committee) to the City planning department.

UPDATE March 22, 2019: Click here to read the CALUC report submitted to the City from this meeting.




1906/1912 Duchess Street

CALUC Development Proposal Meeting

Duchess Street project

A new 5 storey 32 unit rental residential building is being proposed for 1906 / 1912 Duchess Street. 

On behalf of Cary Hayashi (0887898 BC Ltd), Tony James of KPL James Architecture Inc. would like to invite you to a presentation of the design. This is the official community association land use meeting that occurs prior to the developer applying to the City for a development permit.

Where: Victoria College of Art (1625 Bank Street) 

When: 7:00pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Please come out to look at and comment on the proposal. This is the official community meeting prior to the developer submitting an application for a permit.

UPDATE: Click here to read the CALUC report submitted to the City from this meeting.




Amphion Street

Virtual Boulevards on Amphion

Oct 25rd, 2017 - Amphion Street between Leighton Rd and Oak Bay Avenue is a popular cut through for impatient drivers who want to miss the lights at Oak Bay Avenue and Foul Bay. This week the street got some virtual boulevards.

The City, in consultation with the residents of the street, has painted lines about 4 feet from the curb to simulate boulevards. Residents are now parking at these lines rather than the curb, substantially narrowing the street. Real boulevards and a pinch point toward Oak Bay Avenue will follow in 2020. Hopefully this will slow down cut-through traffic and maybe eliminate it completely.

Thanks to the City of Victoria for moving ahead on this long-standing problem.





What's New?

Nov 2020 Newsletter

Minutes from Nov 2020 Zoom meeting

What's Happening in the City - Sept 2020

Next SJNA Meeting


On-line Zoom meeeting
Feb 2,2021 at 7:00pm.
Send an email to meeting@southjubilee.ca to get the Zoom meeting link.

    Agenda: TBA

Our (more or less) bimonthly meetings are held on the FIRST TUESDAY of the month. Meeting months are February, April, June, September, November.

Next Recycling

Date: Saturday, Dec 12th, 2020
Please check out our recycling page for COVID instructions and acceptable items. As of Dec 2020 - only WHITE food containers/meat trays accepted. Please wear a mask.

Hours: 10:00am - Noon
Bank St School parking lot
(Corner of Bank St + Leighton)

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