Elgin Yale Green Space

 

Elgin Yale Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small green space connects Elgin Street to Yale Road. The concrete sidewalk parallels the stain glass windows on the wall of Saint Mary the Virgin Anglican Church. The narrow strip of grass hosts several small trees that provide shade for the parking lot that lies to north. The pathway becomes a gravel trail as it connects with Yale Road. Elgin Road lies in the poet neighborhood of Oak Bay and was once called Burns Street. Its present name is reminiscent of the community in Scotland. Mr. James Murray Yale provides the name for Yale Street. Mr. Yale was with the Hudson Bay Company from eighteen thirty-three to eighteen fifty-nine as the chief trader.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 41”  W123º 19’ 9”

Elgin Bryan Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue along Lansdown Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Byron Street. Turn left ton Bryon Street and continue to the junction with Elgin Road. Look for the green space on the north side of the church. There is a parking lot as well as limited street parking. City buses travel along Foul Bay Road.

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