City Corner: Building a better downtown for all of Victoria

27 Jun 2021


I was blown away by the response to the Victoria Main Street Program’s first-ever Art Walk earlier this month. Downtown was bustling with residents enjoying the return to normalcy, going to businesses and perusing artwork by talented local artists.

This successful event shows what can happen when community members come together in support of a common cause: building a thriving downtown where people can live, work and play. I’m thankful for the support of the Victoria Art League in making this event possible, and I hope to partner with even more community organizations to make this event bigger and better.

Supporting downtown is critical because downtown is truly the heart of our community. It’s where Victoria began, and it continues to hold its own history and unique style that isn’t seen anywhere else in the city. When downtown is booming, our whole community benefits.

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