In Progress

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Waddington Alley

The DVBA is currently working with property owners to illuminate part of Waddington Alley through our illuminate grant program.


Millie’s Lane

The DVBA is currently working with property owners to illuminate Millie’s Lane through our illuminate grant program.


Library Lane

The DVBA is currently working with Fabulous Fort, Breakwater Realty and the Greater Victoria Public Library to make improvements to Library Lane, the walkway that runs between Fort and Broughton St. These improvements include lighting, banners, planters, painting, and public art.

Completed Projects

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Innovation Tree (Sept 2016)

In partnership with the City of Victoria, VIATEC, and the Government Street Merchants, the DVBA added audio-reactive and programmable lights to the tree at Wharf/Government Street.


Dragon Alley (JULY 2016)

DVBA worked with the Dragon Alley Strata to illuminate Dragon Alley with red and gold lights along with some general improvements to the alley.  


stART on Douglas (May 2016)

In partnership with the City of Victoria, and Vision 2020, the DVBA tested out some public realm improvements through a pilot project located at Yates and Douglas Street. These improvements included a bike shelter, street furniture, interactive public art, and painted crosswalks.


Fan Tan Alley (2015)

DVBA worked with property owners to install lights through Fan Tan Alley.


Chinatown Dragons (February 2013)

The Chinatown Dragons were completed as part of a partnership with the City of Victoria and were the final installation in the Art History 150 project, which celebrated the City’s sesquicentennial. The hanging double dragons are suspended above Government Street, north and south of Fisgard Street, in Victoria’s Chinatown. The dragons were designed by local artist Steve Milroy.


Lady Justice (September 2012)

Lady Justice was the second installment of the DVBA’s Art History 150 project in the downtown core. The project was a collaboration with the Victoria Integrated Court where judges, lawyers and clients of the Integrated Court painted squares beside stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to bring awareness to the work of the Victoria Integrated Court.

Local artist Steve Milroy oversaw the creative process of the mural, titled Lady Justice. It is a 30 foot by 16 foot mural comprised of 120 individual 2 foot by 2 foot panels forming the image of Lady Justice. The finished mural was installed at 533 Chatham Street in September, 2012.


Victoria (February 2012)

The DVBA’s first Art History 150 project, the Victoria mural was unveiled in February, 2012, in a ceremony on Gordon Street. The mural named Victoria depicts the naming of the City after Queen Victoria.The Victoria mural was completed in partnership with downtown property owner Rick Arora.