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Construction Commences on 15-Story Wedge-Shaped Tower in Downtown Victoria

Construction has started on The Wedge in downtown Victoria.
Construction has started on The Wedge in downtown Victoria.
05 October 2020 | Victoria, Canada

The Wedge, a new residential tower by Cox Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. The CAD$50 million highly-lauded and highly-anticipated development is located at 952 Johnson St. and 1400 Vancouver St. in downtown Victoria. 

"This is a gorgeous building. I cannot wait to see it built. It's going to be an exquisite addition," said Mayor Helps of Victoria, British Columbia at a City Council meeting on 19 September, 2019.  She (accurately) predicted, "I think there is award-winning potential here in terms of the design, and I think that when people walk down the street and walk past this building, they're really going to be in awe of what Victoria can deliver."

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The Wedge was inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Featuring 93 residences in one-, two- and three-bedroom designs, every home in the 15-story tower is designed to feel like a corner unit with maximized views of water, mountains, and the city. Homes range from 460–1,481 square feet (42.7–137 square meters). Shared amenities include a tech center and underground parking. The highly sustainable development was designed with numerous eco-friendly elements like water conservation, active on-site power generation, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, and strategic sun control. The Wedge will also offer ground-floor commercial space. The development was designed by San Diego and Vancouver-based AVRP Skyport and is being built by Blackrete Builders Inc.  Construction commenced 1 August 2020, and is anticipated to be complete early 2023. 

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