The Victoria Press Building is a redevelopment of the Times Colonist Building along the 2600-block of Douglas Street at Kings Road.
The project includes modernized office space, social space, a brewery or distillery, rooftop green spaces and a rooftop restaurant. Retail spaces will front onto Douglas Street.
An adjacent residential component will be situated on the Times Colonist Building's parking lot to the east of the office complex.
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Passed by on Kings Rd. early this afternoon. Not much apparent change on the backside, except for the one section being opened up. Street view (Oct 2019) for comparison: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-123.3641127,3a,75y,310.58h,82.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGE36E6HqBNnK21xWI4IF8w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
Tenants expected to move in next year at renovated former Times Colonist building
The Times Colonist moved its editorial, advertising and business operations to Upper Harbour Place in Vic West last September, and its circulation staff to Esquimalt. The newspaper is not returning to the Douglas Street location, where it had been since the building was completed in 1972.
One of the newspaper’s unions is concerned that a sale of the Times Colonist building could mean layoffs in the future.
Their concern should be that the TC follows many other papers and goes fully digital with no office and only a skeleton reporting and sales staff working from home.
Good news for the Capital's tech industry as a market report identifies Victoria as one of Canada's leading hubs.
A transformation of Victoria's Times Colonist Building will incorporate updated office spaces, new retail frontages and a residential component in the form of a rental tower.