Waterfront Park to Honour Former Victoria Mayor Peter Pollen

VICTORIA, BC — This month the City will dedicate an expanded waterfront park honouring former Mayor of Victoria Peter Pollen. This park will embody Pollen’s vision that the harbour should be accessible for all residents.

The area currently known as Laurel Point Park – now a three-acre park space expanded with land recently transferred from the federal government – will become Peter Pollen Waterfront Park.

“A lot of the way Victoria looks and feels today can be attributed to the vision and leadership of Peter Pollen,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “I had an opportunity to meet Peter shortly after being elected and was moved by the passion and dedication he still had for public access to the harbour and the importance of public spaces. It’s fitting that we name this waterfront park in his honour.”

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