Downtown Victoria Tour

Johnson Street – 800 Block

818 Johnson Street

818 Johnson Street was built in 1911 as a livery stable.

It is currently being used by a storage company and other businesses.

818 Johnson Street, built in 1911 as the Caldwell & Cameron livery stable. (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

818 Johnson Street, built in 1911 as the Caldwell & Cameron livery stable. (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of 818 Johnson Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 818 Johnson Street:

Additional Information About 818 Johnson Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $2,331,000; Land $1,360,000; Buildings $971,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,885,000; Land $1,054,000; Buildings $831,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,695,000; Land $1,002,000; Buildings $693,000

A Brief History of  818 Johnson Street

818 Johnson Street was built in 1911 as a livery stable. The original building permit, issued in April 1911 by the City of Victoria to “Cameron & Caldwell”, describes a “new brick building, 3 storeys, 3 rooms. Purpose: livery stable” with an estimated construction cost of $18,000.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 818 Johnson Street:

Cameron & Caldwell ran a livery stable and horse drawn taxi company. This building was used to stable the horses used for the C&C service.

As horses were replaced by automobiles, Caldwell & Cameron converted their business to a taxi and bus company called C&C Taxi. which operated in Victoria for several decades. This building was then used as a taxi garage.

Today the building is used for storage.

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