Old Town Group

Old Town Reunion - Celebrating 50 Years of Revival of Victoria's Original City Centre
May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Open Space Gallery
510 Fort Street

Old Town Reunion - Celebrating 50 Years of Revival of Victoria's Original City Centre
A Gala Event - Tuesday May 24, 7 to 10:30 pm at Open Space Gallery, 510 Fort Street.

Updated Announcement & Invitation: Event Program - Presentations - Feature Panelists

We invite you to an evening of recollection, review, and debate - on the past, on current circumstances - and a look at prospects for Victoria's Old Town - please join us for photographs, presentations, panelist commentaries, and spirited dialogue.

*For the Program for the Evening Event, please see the attached PDF below.*

In the spring of 1971 a UBC School of Architecture term project led to the formation of a group tasked to prepare a study for ideas to revive Victoria's aging city centre. This effort lead to The Old Town Report - a document that first identified this historic downtown district as a cohesive character area, that established its now-well-recognized title, and that offered plans to help stem a tide of urban neglect and abandonment. This Report would influence successive decades of issues and initiatives for Victoria's Old Town. The evolution of Old Town continues today, with more challenges, and more opportunities for its future.

Now the original Old Town Study Group invites you to participate in a Reunion Event which will celebrate the fifty-year history of the revival of Victoria's original downtown. Please join us at an early location for portions of the Old Town Study, the Open Space Art Gallery, 510 Fort Street, 7:00-10:00pm, Tuesday May 24.

With moderator Professor Martin Segger and a diversity of invited guests, a program of period photographs, presentations, and your own inter-active discussions - join in examining Old Town's past, present and future. Inquiries by e-mail at the address below.

The formal evening agenda will be followed by a reception.

Attendance will be limited - please RSVP by e-mail to: oldtowngroup2016@gmail.com