Wards By-Law, 1892

A By-Law

To repeal the Wards By-Law, 1890, to divide the City of Victoria into Wards, and to define their boundaries.

WHEREAS, under and by virtue of Section 18 of the "City of Victoria Act, 1892," it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the Council, prior to levying an assessment for the year 1892, to divide to Municipality into wards in such a manner as the Council shall determine, and to define the boundaries of such wards in a by-law to be passed for that purpose;

Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:

  1. The "Wards By-Law, 1890," is hereby repealed.

  2. The Municipality of the Corporation of the City of Victoria shall be divided into three Wards, namely, North Ward, Central Ward, and South Ward.

  3. The said North Ward shall consist of that portion of land lying within the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries: commencing at the water's edge of Victoria harbour, where it is intersected by the southern boundary of Lot 130; thence easterly along the said southern boundary of Lot 130 to the centre of Store street; thence southerly along the centre of Store street to Cormorant street; thence easterly along the centre of Cormorant street to Government; thence southerly along the centre of Government street to Pandora avenue; thence along the centre of Pandora avenue and North Pandora street easterly to Harrison street and along the north boundaries of Blocks 35, 34 and 32a, and across Block 31, 30 and 29, following the north line of Section 74, easterly to Cadboro Bay road, thence along the centre of Oak Bay avenue easterly to the eastern limits or boundary of the City; thence following the eastern boundary of the City as laid down in the City of Victoria Act, 1892, northerly and along the north boundaries westerly, to the Victoria Arm; thence along the shore of the Victoria Arm and Victoria Harbor, southerly, to the place of beginning.

    Also all that portion of the City known as Victoria West, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point where the centre of Arm street intersects the southern shore of the Victoria Arm, thence southerly along the centre of Arm street to the centre of the Craigflower road; thence easterly along the centre of Craigflower road to the centre of Morgan road; thence southerly along the centre of Morgan road to the northwest corner of Section 32; thence along the western boundary line of Section 32 to the shore of Victoria Harbor; thence along the shore lines of Victoria Harbor and Victoria Arm and the Straits of Juan de Fuca (include all wharves, jetties and buildings along the said shore lines and also including Point Ellice bridge) to the point of commencement.

  4. The said Central Ward shall consist of that portion of land withing the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries, namely: Commencing at the water's edge of Victoria Harbor, where intersected by the north boundary of the Customs House property; thence along the said north boundary of the Customs House property easterly to the centre of Wharf street; thence northerly along the centre of Fort street to the north-west corner of Block 24 of the Fairfield estate; thence following the north line of Blocks 24, 25, 42, 60, 61, and 76 of the aforesaid estate, and along the south boundary of Section 74 to and along the north boundary of Section 68 to the eastern City limits as laid down in the City of Victoria Act, 1892, to the centre of Oak Bay avenue; thence westerly along the centre of Oak Bay avenue to Cadboro bay road, along the northern boundary of Section 74 across Blocks 32a, 34 and 35 to North Pandora street; thence following the centre of North Pandora street and Pandora avenue westerly to Government street; thence along the centre of Government street northerly to the centre of Cormorant street; thence westerly along the centre of Cormorant street to Store street; thence along the centre of Store street northerly to where it is intersected by the south boundary of Lot 130; thence westerly along the said south boundary of Lot 130 to the water's edge of Victoria Harbor, and following along the shore of the Victoria Harbor southerly to the place of beginning.

  5. The said South Ward shall consist of that portion of land within the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries, namely: Commencing at the water's edge of the Victoria Harbor where intersected by the north boundary of the Customs House property; thence along the said north boundary of the Customs House property easterly to the centre of Wharf street to the centre of Fort street; thence easterly along the centre of Fort street to the northwest corner of Block 74 of the Fairfield estate; thence following the north line of Blocks 24, 25, 42, 43, 60, 61, and 76, of the foresaid estate, and along the south of the boundary of Section 74 to and along the north boundary of Section 68 to the eastern limits or boundary of the City; thence southerly, following the easterly limits of the City as laid down in the "City of Victoria Act, 1892," to the shore of Foul Bay, Straits of Juan de Fuca; thence following the shores of Foul Bay, Ross Bay, and of the said Straits of Juan de Fuca westerly, and the shore of Victoria Harbor easterly and northerly to the place of beginning.

  6. This by-law may be cited as the "Wards By-Law, 1892."

Passed the Municipal Council the 7th day of June, 1892.

Reconsidered and finally passed the Council the 8th day of June, 1892.

Returned by the Mayor in an amended form, under authority of Section 22 of the Municipal Act, 1892, for reconsideration by the Council, 28th June, 1892.

Reconsidered and passed in the amended form by the Council, 28th June, 1892.

Robert Beavan,
Mayor
Wellington J. Dowler,
C.M.C.

Notice

The above is a true copy of a By-Law passed by the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria on the 28th day of June, A.D., 1892, and all persons are hereby required to take notice that anyone desirous of applying to have such by-law or any part thereof quashed, must make his application for that purpose to the Supreme Court within one month next after the publication of this By-Law in the British Columbia Gazette, or he will be too late to be heard on that behalf.

Wellington J. Dowler,
C.M.C.