Fire Hall No. 1


We rarely see big positive developments coming from City Hall, it’s usually tackling some minor issue and kicking the can down the road on anything substantive. However, in the case of the plan for Fire Hall No. 1 we actually have a substantial solution to a large problem that Victoria has been struggling with for quite some time due to the ageing infrastructure/lack of seismic stability of the current Fire Hall on Yates.

Back on March 19th I applauded this decision by council and I am even more pleased to see the progress made so far.

Including a new Emergency Operations Centre as well as the mixed-use residential aspect is fantastic. 130 new downtown apartment units and the plaza/green space are definitely welcome.