At 528 Pandora Avenue, the self-contained modern condo is inspired by the historic traditions of Old Town Victoria. The 9-foot-ceiling condo is located in the heart of downtown Victoria within walking distance to all the best Victoria has to offer.
The suite enjoys walking distance to all the best Victoria has to offer, such as Inner Harbour and Victoria’s best breakfast restaurant Willie’s Cafe & Bakery. With all new quality furnishing and amenities, the top- floor condo overlooks the garden of the Building. Quiet bedroom, queen bed and new quality mattress & linens make every night an indulgence. The full kitchen has all the appliances you need to have a great stay.
The rate includes:
Free secure parking
FREE digital cable television service
FREE Wi- Fi conncetion
FREE starter kit of household cleaning supplies
Accessories from Scan Design
Sofabed & chairs custom- made by Urban Barn
Ample room to entertain family or friends.
The features include:
Contemporary laminate wide plank flooring in living areas and bedrooms
Open living areas with large exterior windows
Luxury queen bed
Double pullout sofabed
Polished chrome door hardware
Front loading washer + dryer
Large wall-mounted flat screen TV
Brand new kitchen appliances
Electric baseboard heating
More information about Willie's Bakery & Cafe
DESCRIPTION OF HISTORIC PLACE
Willie's Bakery is a two-storey Italianate building located by the Johnson Street entrance to Waddington Alley. It can be identified by its bracketed cornice and ornately decorated mouldings above upper storey windows, and its cast iron storefront columns.
Willie's Bakery is important to the City of Victoria's heritage as a product of late nineteenth century entrepreneurship. Opened as a bakery by miller and baker Louis Wille in 1887, it provides an important reflection of a typical building and business that contributed to the city's boom time between 1886 and 1892, and supported the city's growth as the economic hub of British Columbia.
Custom-built by architect Elmer H. Fisher, it is notable that Willie's Bakery housed the oldest continuous bakery operation in British Columbia's history (Wille's Bakery, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). The functional and attractive design is a reflection of the architectural idioms of the time, and illustrates the ability of the architect to articulate the enterprising success of its original owner. Likewise, the fact that this place saw a rebirth in 1989 as Willie's Bakery, after a 23-year hiatus, speaks to the importance of Old Town traditions and the suitability of the architecture to its original purpose.
An important example of intact nineteenth century Italianate architecture, Willie's Bakery also adds to Victoria's physical heritage. It survives as a significant piece of the city's commercial and architectural history, and plays an integral role in the continuity of downtown revitalization. It is a landmark at the Johnson Street entrance to Waddington Alley, and an important part of a precinct of rehabilitated and revitalized buildings which perpetuates the heritage of picturesque streetscapes and promotes urban livability.
Source: City of Victoria Planning and Development Department
The character-defining elements of Willie's Bakery include:
- Its location near the Johnson Street entrance to Waddington Alley.
- Its physical status as a prominent feature of the vista from the Johnson Street Bridge.
- Its two-storey height.
- Historic construction materials such as brick masonry and its sheet metal cornice.
- Its historic design intended for mixed use, with a utilitarian basement, storefront at street level, and living quarters upstairs.
- Its intact storefront, featuring such elements as cast-iron columns, and large windows with transoms.
- Its intact decorative facade detailing, including incised scrolled ornamentation on upper-storey window hoods, and ornate bracketed cornice.
- Its upper-storey double-hung wooden sash windows.
- Its ongoing use as a bakery.
Disponible para huéspedes
Walking distance to the water front, Victoria Harbour Ferry Stop, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Victoria Public Market, Victoria’s Central Business District, the heart of Victoria’s Historic Old Town and Market Square
$200 for the loss of the fob. No pets or smoking is allowed inside the room.
$2000 for smoking inside the room and on the deck.