Downtown Victoria Tour
Yates Street – 600 Block
622 Yates Street

622 Yates Street is a surviving example of a late 19th or early 20th century downtown Victoria commercial building.

622 Yates Street (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

622 Yates Street (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of 622 Yates Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 622 Yates Street:

Additional Information About 622 Yates Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $793,000 Land $548,000; Buildings $245,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $732,000 Land $515,000; Buildings $217,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $639,000 Land $489,000; Buildings $150,000

A Brief History of 622 Yates Street

Records are uncertain about the actual construction date of 622 Yates Street but we believe to have been built in the 1890’s or circa 1900, making it a surviving example of a smaller, single storey commercial building commonly built in downtown Victoria during the late 19th or very early 20th century.

It has always been a commercial building and has been occupied by a variety of retail stores and restaurants over its lifetime.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 622 Yates Street:

Here are some Historic Victoria Advertisements by occupants of 622 Yates Street:

1910 advertisement for Ideal Meat Market, 620 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1910 advertisement for Ideal Meat Market, 620 Yates Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1910 Advertisement For Ideal Meat Market, 620 Yates Street

Although the address is shown as 620 Yates Street in the advertisement we believe the Ideal Meat Market was located in what is now 622 Yates Street.

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