The Oak Bay EncyclopediaTM
T . H . E . . E . A . R . L . Y . . Y . E . A . R . S

A listing of noteworthy
people, places and things from
Oak Bay's early years

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Victoria Arena Co Ltd
1911–1929
Cadboro Bay Road (...1918... phone book)
The Willows (1921 city directory)
Arena in Oak Bay, owned and managed by Lester Patrick, often called the Patrick Arena.
see Patrick Arena

Victoria Auto Trunk Works
2013 Oak Bay Avenue
(19291930 city directories)
upholsterers
All Kinds Upholstering, Repairing
2013 Oak Bay Ave. . . . . . .Phone 9186
ad in 1930 phone book

Former location of Oak Bay's historic Avenue Theatre and subsequent location of Oak Bay Transfer and Storage before the building was converted to an apartment block in 1944.
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Clinical and Color Laboratory
2186 Oak Bay Avenue
(19491950 phone books)
VICTORIA CLINICAL AND COLOR
LABORATORY
. (G. F. Barker)
COLOR PRINTING & PROCESSING
Clinical Photography at the Studios of Photo Centre
2186 Oak Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E mpire-3214
ad in 1949 phone book
This was one of several photography businesses operating out of this space prior to its conversion to a night club — the Club Tango — in 1954.
see Photo Centre (Pacific Coast) Ltd, Roye Photography, Camera Studios Club

Formerly the space of Gibson Studios and Hill-Tout Studios
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Floral Company
1929–1942
2500-block Cadboro Bay Road (19291942 city directories)

Subsequent location of Baldwin's Nurseries
The 1909 Vancouver Island Directory lists the nursery for Johnston's Seed Store at "near "The Willows, Oak Bay."
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Golf Club
1893 —
1110 Beach Drive
humble beginnings in 1893 when golfers shared the course with Pemberton cows during the grazing season
Victoria Golf Club
Profile under development

Victoria Riding Academy
Willows Park
(...1930–1949 phone books)

ad in 1930 phone book
"You might want to share with your readers that there is in fact a wonderful FaceBook group of dedicated Carley's former horse lover's and many stories about the Carleys exist there. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/320566234645763/
Janice Mason, horse lover
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Victoria Riding Academy & Hunt Club Ltd
2301 Cedar Hill Cross Road
(...1957... phone book)
New name of D.B. Carley's Victoria Riding Academy after re-locating from Willows Park in 1949 after fairgrounds were closed.
see Victoria Riding Academy
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Riding & Equitation School
2301 Cedar Hill Cross Road
(1950... phone book)
see Victoria Riding Academy
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Riding & Hunt Club
2301 Cedar Hill Cross Road
(19501955 phone books)
see Victoria Riding Academy
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Sports Centre
Willows Fairgrounds
(...1941–1942... phone books)
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Victoria Willows Badminton Society
Willows Fairgrounds
(...1942... phone book)
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Village Barber Shop, The
2242 Oak Bay Avenue
(1968–1970... phone books)
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Village Shop, The
2207 Oak Bay Avenue
(1964–1970... phone books)
Imported & Canadian Knitting Yarns
Patterns – Hand Knits a Specialty
Tues. Thurs. Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mon.
2207 Oak Bay
. . . . . . . . . . . 382-9524
ad in 1964 phone book
"It was run by a brother and sister, surname Jones..It was there at least as long as I knew it which would be from the late '60s to the mid '80s. I do think it was older than that. I am sorry I don't know more as I was a young girl when I met them and have no clue on their first names."   
Marjorie Stintzi, former Oak Bay resident

Previous location of Oak Bay Drygoods
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Virtue, John
?–1929
congenial manager of the Mount Baker Hotel and the Oak Bay Hotel
John Virtue
see Mount Baker Hotel, Oak Bay Hotel
Photos, artifacts and recollections welcomed

Voss, John
c1861–1922
intrepid captain of the "Tilikum"
John Voss
see Tilikum
Profile under development



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