Victoria’s Downtown is the most rapidly growing neighbourhood in the city. New residents of all ages are attracted to the area’s rich historic character and its vibrant waterfront. The downtown has a thriving arts, culture and entertainment district combined with an impressive variety of dining and shopping choices, all within easy walking distance. The Royal BC Museumand Chinatown(Canada’s oldest) are perennial attractions for visitors and Victoria residents. The neighbourhood also hosts celebrated landmarks like the Empress Hotel, provincial Parliament Buildingsand the Royaland McPhersonTheatres.
The Downtown neighbourhood has green space along the waterfront, which includes Reeson Park near the Johnson Street Bridge. Cridge Park is located to the south, next to the downtown Lawn Bowling Club and renowned Crystal Garden and near the entrance to Beacon Hill Park. Centennial Square, situated next to Victoria’s historic City Hall, is the downtown’s primary venue for events.
Chinese Public School(Chinese language and cultural classes for children and adults)
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Victoria Academy of Ballet
Victoria School of Contemporary Dance
Pacific Design Academy
Over 15 English language schools
Gardens and Markets
The Yates Street Community Gardenis operated by the Downtown Residents Association
Bastion Square Public Marketruns Thursdays to Sundays between May and end of September
Ship Point Night Marketoperates Friday and Saturday evenings from mid June to mid September
Neighbourhood info retrieved from the City of Victoria: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/neighbourhoods.html
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