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Davie Street

Alexander Edmund Batson Davie (1847 - 1889) was the eighth premier of British Columbia, from 1887 until his death. Called to the bar in 1873, he was the first person to receive his entire law education in British Columbia. Davie was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1875 from the riding of Cariboo as independent opposition candidate. He lost his seat in 1877 after a brief stint in the cabinet of Premier Andrew Charles Elliott, as provincial secretary and returned to the legislature in 1882, this time from the riding of Lillooet, and became Attorney-General under Premier William Smithe. He argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of provincial rights, pleading that the province had a right to regulate its liquour sales. When Smithe died in 1887, the lieutenant-governor asked Davie to become Premier but he fell ill within months and left for California to recuperate. In his absence, Provincial Secretary John Robson ran the government on a day-to-day basis, though Davie kept in touch through letters. He returned in May 1888, but his health was in a poor state, and he ultimately died in office. Davie was married December 3, 1874, to Constance Langford Skinner of Maple Bay, British Columbia, with whom he had four children. Davie is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria. A persistent story pops up from time to time claiming that Davie Street being named after Premiere Davie was uniquely appropriate because he was believed to be British Columbia’s “first gay politician”. This fact-free tale was pretty well debunked in a 2016 article in Xtra.

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OWNER: 12345 Corporation
www.12345corporation.com

DEVELOPER: One of the usual suspects
www.usualsuspects.com

ARCHITECT: Some famous firm we’ve never heard of.
www.famousarchitect.ca

MARKETING: Another one of the usual suspects
www.reallybigmarketingfirm.com

HISTORY & CONTROVERSIES:
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ZONING
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SPECS:
Height: x feet / y metres / z stories
Strata: x units
Market Rental: y units
Social Housing: x units
Parking: 135 stalls
Completion: Sometime soon

LINKS:
Urban YVR / February 26, 2018
The Georgia Straight / August 26, 2017
West End Neighbours / January 28, 2016

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OWNER: 12345 Corporation
www.12345corporation.com

DEVELOPER: One of the usual suspects
www.usualsuspects.com

ARCHITECT: Some famous firm we’ve never heard of.
www.famousarchitect.ca

MARKETING: Another one of the usual suspects
www.reallybigmarketingfirm.com

HISTORY & CONTROVERSIES:
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ZONING
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SPECS:
Height: x feet / y metres / z stories
Strata: x units
Market Rental: y units
Social Housing: x units
Parking: 135 stalls
Completion: Sometime soon

LINKS:
Urban YVR / February 26, 2018
The Georgia Straight / August 26, 2017
West End Neighbours / January 28, 2016

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NAME: The Really Big Condo Tower

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OWNER: 12345 Corporation
www.12345corporation.com

DEVELOPER: One of the usual suspects
www.usualsuspects.com

ARCHITECT: Some famous firm we’ve never heard of.
www.famousarchitect.ca

MARKETING: Another one of the usual suspects
www.reallybigmarketingfirm.com

ZONING
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HISTORY & CONTROVERSIES:
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SPECS:
Height: x feet / y metres / z stories
Strata Units: x
Market Rental Units: y
Social Housing Units: x
Parking Spaces: 135
Completion: Sometime soon

LINKS:
Various


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