Plans under review by Sidney staff call for this rental car business located at the edge of a residential neighbourhood to become a liquor store. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Proposal calls for liquor store in Sidney residential neighbourhood

The proposed retail operation would be on Canora Road near Victoria International Airport

A liquor store could be coming to a largely residential neighbourhood in Sidney.

Town staff are working on a development permit application for construction of a new office building and renovation of an existing office building into a liquor store in the 9400-block of Canora Road.

Current occupants of the site include a rental car office slated for conversion into a liquor store.

Plans show the proposed new office building in the lot’s southwestern corner with the proposed liquor store wedged between the new building and the existing car service business. While landscaping and a parking lot for recreational vehicles would separate the lot from private residences directly to the south and east, the proposed liquor store would be in the middle of what is largely a residential neighbourhood.

RELATED: Mary’s Bleue Moon celebrates 80 years

Private residences also stand to the north of the lot on the other side of Frost Avenue and further to the southwest on the other side of Canora Road.

The larger area includes the Victoria International Airport near the border to North Saanich and the British Columbia Aviation Museum, as well as the Greenglade Community Centre and two smaller parks.

The area is not without commercial retailers. While located in North Saanich, McTavish Market lies just to the south of the lot on East Saanich Road. The popular and historic Mary’s Bleue Moon Café, a fully licensed restaurant, operates just to the north of the lot on Canora Road.

The Peninsula News Review did not hear back from the applicant — Finlayson Bonet Architecture — by publication deadline.

The company is a familiar entity in the region as its architectural portfolio includes several prominent buildings in the area including the Bevan Centre in Sidney, the Sidney Marina and several multi-family residential properties already constructed or currently under construction in Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich.


Like us on Facebook and follow @wolfgang_depner

wolfgang.depner@peninsulanewsreview.com

Sidney

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Patrick brothers who shaped modern hockey also tried, but failed, to remove violence

New history thesis shows efforts to sell a “clean game” in Oak Bay

Victoria man to run marathon after overcoming rare cancer diagnosis

Nigel Deacon was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2010

Burger sales bring in $5,000 to build Imagination Libraries in Greater Victoria

United Way of Greater Victoria and Big Wheel Burger team up to get kids reading

Donated sculpture in Sidney’s Beacon Park a testament to perseverance

Victoria artist Armando Barbon picked up sculpting 22 years ago

Greater Victoria businesses come together to help Island kids

Langford Lowe’s raises funds for youth mental health all month

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Most Read