Unity Commons is a mixed-use, four-storey, 15-unit rental and ground floor commercial development in the City of Victoria's Fairfield neighbourhood.
The project is planned on the site of Fairfield United Church and will include congregational space on the ground floor.
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That's true. Heritage buildings are a small matter to wipe out, but people would flip if you tried to alter a heritage plaque.
As this 1940s aerial pic of the Fairfield/Moss St. neighbourhood illustrates, Victorians are obsessed with keeping their city frozen in time, never changing, staunchly preserving its old buildings and its historic built form, etc.
(Seriously, if this is what hardcore resistance to change gets you then I don't want to know what the neighbourhood would look like if Victorians were really eager to wipe stuff out.)
cropped vintage aerial pic from http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-47-1450/
Credit: instagram: @eiffelessence
Demolition is nearly complete now.