by guest blogger Sarah G. Hello Everyone, new placemaking volunteers Sarah G & John L here. We are helping Teale Phelps Bondaroff with the ‘Pocket Places’ / Little Free Libraries project — delivering books to the LFLs. Since COVID made volunteering at Our Place Society impossible, we still wanted to help the community. We have bikes and backpacks […]
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article and photos by Renée Layberry A lush, verdant spring was poised to burst forth in picturesque Victoria just as the COVID-19 pandemic settled over North America like a fog, dimming the luminescence of a new season. Around the globe, and in our city, we retreated into our shelters (if we were privileged enough to […]
A new street mural popped up in downtown Victoria on the weekend of June 6. A team of volunteers and directors at the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network worked the rollers and brushes to splash new shapes and colours at the corner of Humboldt and Douglas Streets. Check out the 40 second timelapse video of our […]
By Jim LaMorte, MUP, May 24 2020 Disasters tend to reveal a community’s weaknesses, those elements of policy or design that irritate at best of times, but we accept as “normal” until exposed. Covid-19 has illuminated the long-standing North American auto-centric design practice in stark light: Allocating public space to autos comes at a price…to […]
There are now over 300 little free libraries in the CRD!
Little free library friends, We hope this finds you well and that you are keeping your spirits and health up during the COVID-19 pandemic and its “social distancing.” We have had a few people contact us about little free libraries and COVID-19. As you know, we support little free libraries by posting our map of […]