South Jubilee History Sign Project

In 2017, South Jubilee received a $5000 "My Great Neighbourhood" matching grant from the City of Victoria to enhance Leighton Road. A matching grant requires that the neighbourhood match the city funding in a combination of volunteer labour, donated services, donated materials and other funds raised.

A committee of three neighbourhood members, Kathleen Laird, Denise Weber, and Murray Gudmundson, has been working to create a series of historical information signs. These signs will highlight the history of the origins of some street names, significant buildings and local First Nations traditional uses of the area we now live in.

All four signs are available for view below. The First Nations sign located at Bank St and Leighton is awaiting some approvals. Otherwise content of the signs has been finalized.

The format is being modelled after interpretive signs found at Gorge Waterway Park which are vertical, tall and slim. They look great, have minimal installation cost and minimal blockage of sightlines. We will soon be giving them to the chosen sign-making company to have their designers produce quality designs that add to the visual appeal. Please keep this in mind when providing feedback.

The signs are to be located along Leighton Road to make a "History Walk". A mock-up of the sign and a photo of where the sign will likely be located (provided there are no underground utilities in the way) are included in the links below.

  • Small, triangular grassy area just west of Christie's Pub, (bus stop triangle). Click here for images.
  • Northeast corner of Bank and Leighton, on boulevard, near "Kasapi Park" or preferably in the park, south side, if the city succeeds in purchasing the property. Click here for images.
  • Southwest corner of Fell and Leighton, just outside sports field, on boulevard.Click here for images.
  • At southern entrance to Redfern Park, near the Little Library. Click here for images.

If you have any comments, please email historysigns@southjubilee.ca with History Walk in the subject line.
Thanks,
SJNA History Walk Committee.



Gorge Waterway Signage