Times Colonist

Museum remains best terminal option

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The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority proposes that the CPR terminal become part of its developmen­t plan for a new Coho-victoria Clipper terminal.

Under the GVHA’S proposal, shops and restaurant­s would occupy the terminal’s two bottom floors and offices the top two floors. Victoria is already saturated with souvenir shops and restaurant­s, many of which are struggling, and does not need more office space. Moreover, it’s hard to see the connection between the CPR terminal and the GVHA’S “by and by” proposal to construct a new Coho-victoria Clipper terminal.

The Maritime Museum of B.C. on the other hand, would not compete with existing businesses. It would fully utilize the CPR terminal with three floors of exhibits and administra­tive offices on the fourth floor. The museum’s proposal still looks like a “no brainer.” Harvey Williams Victoria

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