Wards of the City

By-Law No. 84

Naming the Wards into which the City of Victoria shall be divided, and their boundaries.

BE IT ENACTED by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:

  1. The Municipality of the Corporation of the City of Victoria after the passage of this By-Law shall be divided into three wards, namely, Yates Street Ward, Johnson Street Ward and James Bay Ward.

  2. The said Yates Street Ward shall consist of that portion of land lying within the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries, namely:

    Commencing at a point in the centre of Telegraph street at the junction of said street with Victoria Harbor; thence easterly along the centre of Telegraph street and continuing in a line to the centre of Store street; thence southerly along the centre of Store street to a point opposite the centre of Fisguard street; thence easterly across Store street to the centre of Fisguard street; thence easterly along the centre of Fisguard street to the centre of Frederick street; thence easterly along the centre of Frederick street across Cook street to the centre of Alfred street; thence easterly along Alfred street to the centre of Chambers street; thence northerly along the centre of Chambers street to a point opposite the centre of that portion of Putnam street which intersects Chambers street from the east; thence easterly and continuing along the centre of Putnam street in a direct line to City boundary line, the foregoing being the northerly boundary of Yates St. Ward; thence southerly along the said City boundary to the centre of Belcher St.; thence westerly along the centre of Belcher St. to the centre of Cook street; thence northerly along the centre of Cook street to the centre of Fort street; thence westerly along the centre of Fort street to the centre of Wharf street and continuing in a straight line to Victoria Harbor; thence northerly along the shore line of Victoria Harbor including all wharves, jetties and buildings abutting on said shore line to the place of beginning.
  3. The said James Bay Ward shall consist of that portion of land within the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries, namely:

    Commencing at a point on the sea shore being the sout easterly extremity of Montreal street; thence following the general line of the shore to the stone monument marked C. B., situated near the south eastern extremity of a new street which is a continuation of Menzies street; thence in a straight line to a stone monument marked C.B., sintuated at the southern intersection of Moss street and Jane street, being also the north-east corner of lot 36 in the Fairfield estate; thence in a straight line to the stone monument marked C. B., being 91 links westward of the north-east corner of lot No. 64, of the Fairfield estate; thence also the present City boundary line to a point in the centre of Belcher street; thence westerly along the centre of Belcher street to the centre of Cook street; thence northerly along Cook street to the centre of Fort street; thence westerly along the centre of Fort street to the westerly side of Wharf street and continuing in the same straight line to Victoria Harbor; thence southerly following the shore line of Victoria Harbor, James Bay and the Straits of Fuca (including all wharves, jetties and buildings abutting on the said shore lines and James Bay bridge to the place of commencement, excepting out of the said tract of land that portion of land known as Beacon Hill Park.
  4. The said Johnson Street Ward shall consist of that portion of land within the said Municipality contained within the following boundaries, namely:

    Commencing at a point in the centre of Telegraph Street at its junction with Victoria Harbor, thence easterly and along the said northerly boundary of said Yates Street Ward to the easterly boundary of the said city; thence northerly along the said City boundary to the stone monument marked C.B., situated on the east side of Cedar Hill Road; thence in a straight line along the said City boundary to a stone marked C.B., situated on the west side of the Saanich Road at its intersection with the Southern boundary of Section 5, Victoria District, to a stone monument marked C.B, situate on the east side of a stream which enters the Victoria Arm; thence following the shore line (including all wharves, jetties and buildings abutting on the said shore line and also including the Rock Bay bridge to the place of commencement.

This By-Law may be cited as the "Wards By-Law," 1890.

Passed the Municipal Council this 10th day of April, A.D. 1890

Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day of April, A.D., 1890

John Grant, Mayor

Wellington J. Dowler, C.M.C.

Gazette, 29th May, 1890