Originally commissioned for local businessman James Yates at the end of the nineteenth century and built by architect John Teague, the Yates Block expressed decades of local commercial prosperity that fuelled the growth of Victoria.
Restoration of the building facades to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
Re-creation of missing ornamental cornice, pediment, and balcony elements on the Wharf Street Facade.
Addition of 22 residential units at the upper floors.
Reinvigorated restaurant uses at the commercial levels will bring new vitality to the building.