Downtown Victoria Tour

Yates Street – 700 Block

702 Yates Street – ScotiaBank

This building at 702 Yates Street and 1301-1309 Douglas Street was built for the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1923 by architect Alfred Arthur Cox (1873-1944). It has been the downtown branch of Bank of Nova Scotia, now known as Scotiabank, ever since.

ScotiaBank at 702 Yates Street, built in 1923 with additions in 1963.

ScotiaBank at 702 Yates Street, built in 1923 by architect Alfred Arthur Cox, with additions in 1963.

Here is a map showing the location of 702 Yates Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 702 Yates Street / 1301-1309 Douglas Street:

Additional Information About 702 Yates Street / 1301-1309 Douglas Street:

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $7.899,000; Land $1,587,000; Buildings $6.312,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $7.722,000; Land $1,531,000; Buildings $6.191,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $5.684,000; Land $1,456,000; Buildings $4.228,000

A Brief History of 702 Yates Street / 1301-1309 Douglas Street

This building was built in 1923 by architect Alfred Arthur Cox (1873-1944) for the Bank of Nova Scotia, now Scotiabank. It is still the main downtown branch of Scotiabank.

In 1963 an addition was built on the north end of the building, comprising the section containing the northern three bay windows visible on the Douglas Street facade. Here is a BC Archives photo showing 702 Yates Street circa 1940, prior to the 1963 addition.

Alfred Arthur Cox also built the following buildings in downtown Victoria:

Here are links to some historic photos of 702 Yates Street / 1301 Douglas Street:

Here are some other buildings designed by architect Alfred Arthur Cox:

731 Fort Street (right) and 737 Fort Street (left) Fort Street (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

731 Fort Street (right) and 737 Fort Street (left) Fort Street (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

The Union Bank of Canada building, 1205 Government Street and 612-618 View Street. Built in 1912 by architect A.Arthur Cox for the Union Bank of Canada.

The Union Bank of Canada building, 1205 Government Street and 612-618 View Street. Built in 1912 by architect A.Arthur Cox for the Union Bank of Canada.

1205 Government Street – Union Bank Building

Built in 1912.

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