The building at 1218 Wharf Street was built circa 1860, making it one of the oldest extant buildings in Victoria. It was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1975.

It is currently occupied by Shima Village Japanese Restaurant.

1218 Wharf Street. The building was built circa 1860 and is one of the oldest buildings in Victoria.

1218 Wharf Street. The building was built circa 1860 and is one of the oldest buildings in Victoria.

Additional Information About 1218 Wharf Street

1218 Wharf Street is currently divided into three strata units, two commercial and one residential.

  • Assessed Value (July 2015) – 1218 Wharf Street (commercial strata unit): $826,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014) – 1218 Wharf Street (commercial strata unit): $827,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015) – A-1218 Wharf Street (residential strata unit): $587,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014) – A-1218 Wharf Street (residential strata unit): $574,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015) – B-1218 Wharf Street (commercial strata unit): $434,200
  • Assessed Value (July 2014) – B-1218 Wharf Street (commercial strata unit): $437,500
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – listed in 1975

A Brief History of 1218 Wharf Street

This building at 1218 Wharf Street was built circa 1860, making it one of the oldest extant buildings in Victoria. It was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1975.

It was built for James Yates, a leading landowner and developer in 19th century Victoria. As one indication of James Yates’ importance in early Victoria, Yates Street is named for him. James Yates also built and owned 1244-1252 Wharf Street.

Original iron support column on 1218 Wharf Street. The building was built circa 1860 and is one of the oldest buildings in Victoria.

Original iron support column on 1218 Wharf Street. The building was built circa 1860 and is one of the oldest buildings in Victoria.

By 1882 this building was occupied by J.P. Davies & Co., auctioneers.

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