Sep 12, 2017


September 11, 2017 (Colwood, BC) – After recent discussions, the Onni Group is pleased to announce that it will be gifting the old Colwood pub, located at the south-east corner of the Colwood Corners site at 1913 Sooke Road, to any parties interested in taking ownership of it. The pub will be made available to the public for a limited time at no-cost, with the exception of any costs related to its removal or transportation from the site, that will need to be borne by the recipient.

In an effort to allow the decades-old structure to continue to live on, Onni is inviting interested members to submit their request by September 30th, 2017. Once a person/group is chosen, a formal contract will need to be entered prior to removal of the structure from the site. The building must be moved off the site before October 15th, or it will be demolished.

Rodney Rao, Development Manager at Onni elaborates, “We’ve received a lot of interest in the future of the old Colwood pub. While, unfortunately, we are not able to refurbish or restore the building into operable conditions at the Colwood Corners site, we understand that it may hold nostalgia for many in the community, and so we want to allow the opportunity and creative ability to further its lifespan.”

Most recently operated as the Cross Roads Bar and Grill and previously known for decades as the Colwood Inn, the 1936 Tudor-style building is currently sitting up on blocks, and fenced in behind the former Capital City Centre construction site project at Colwood Corners.

Discussion around the Colwood pub follows Onni’s recent announcement of its proposed plans for development at Colwood Corners. The first phase will comprise of three mid-rise residential buildings and an additional 152,000 sq. ft. of commercial space housing four anchor tenants, including one major grocery store. A development permit has been awarded and site work is currently underway, with completion of phase one anticipated for 2020.

To submit your request for the pub, please contact:

About the Onni Group

The Onni Group is one of North America’s leading private real estate developers, with extensive experience designing, developing, building, and managing innovative projects. As a fully integrated company that directly oversees every step in the development process, Onni has built over 12,000 homes. In addition, the company owns and manages more than 7 million square feet of commercial property, over 5,500 rental apartment units and has an additional 10 million square feet in various stages of development. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, and Mexico, Onni continues to expand and diversify into new markets throughout North America.

For further information, please contact:

Chelsea Moore, Marketing Manager Onni Group Phone: 604.602.7711 Email:

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