A Note on the Novel Coronavirus, Covid-19 Pandemic

As of May 25, we have opened up the building. We respectfully ask that you follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask in common areas.

We will continue to update this page as new information comes available.

Thank you and be safe,

Tillyard Management Inc.

Covid-19 Government Assistance Update 

 April 21

We at Tillyard are committed to keeping you informed as we move through this unprecedented crisis so we will continue to provide you with information and updates from the federal and provincial governments.

We are grateful for your understanding and support as we do our best to navigate the uncertainty of this time, and we will do our best for you, in return.  Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

The federal Canadian government has unrolled its plan to help small businesses and their rental obligations:

  • It is designed to help small businesses cover their rents for April, May and June.
  • This assistance is being rolled out in collaboration with the provinces.
  • We will provide updates as more information is made available, such as where and how to apply, restrictions, etc.

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

The federal government has loosened its restrictions on access to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

  • This program is aimed at operational costs and other immediate needs.
  • It is targeted at small and medium sized businesses
  • It offers government-guaranteed loans of up to $40,000 to cover the costs of keeping businesses alive during the Covid-10 pandemic.
  • The federal government is expanding the eligibility criteria for qualifying for this program.
  • Eligible companies must have paid between $20,000 and $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019.


  • If the business who takes the CEBA loan are able to repay it by the end of 2022, $10,000 of that loan will be forgiven.

When the application process is made public, we will post the information here.

Commercial Property Management Specialists

Tillyard Management Inc., commercial Property Management specialists, administers Harbour Centre in the heart of downtown Victoria. Located at 910 Government Street, it borders Broughton Street on the north, Courtney Street on the south, and Wharf Street on the west. Built in 1975, this five storey structure covers an entire block and is roughly 165,000 square feet in size. It houses government agencies, corporate offices, and retail tenants. It is also home to a renowned Garden Terrace which overlooks Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Experienced Property Management is necessary for the long-term success of any commercial property. Tillyard Management Inc.’s dedicated team of professionals has a hands-on approach that successfully provides innovative solutions to meet the demands associated with real estate investment and ownership. Our services range from lease negotiation to capital improvement plans, along with many other services. Our Facilities Management services are an integral part of providing superior service. We have designed our day-to-day management of waste, electrical systems, plumbing, etc., to be both cost effective and environmentally sustainable.

We are proud to announce that we are celebrating 36 years with the Better Business Bureau.

Environmental Initiatives

At Harbour Centre, we have worked hard to increase the building’s efficiency, use fewer resources, and contribute to the greening of Victoria’s built environment. We constructed the garden terrace in 2011, which has contributed to Victoria’s green roof system, and in 2012 we utilized several incentives to update the lighting system. The results of the latter improvements were startling: In a sample gathered for an energy audit in 2014, Harbour Centre had the lowest energy use intensity among similar buildings. In fact, its energy intensity was 37% lower. We have also decreased water usage by 33%, from 2010 to 2014.  A 2012 BC Hydro report estimated that, because of the improvements we made to the lighting system, we might be saving our clients as much as $42,000 a year in costs because of the lighting upgrades, alone.

We are proud to say that these efforts have resulted in the prestigious BOMA BESt® Level 2 designation. This was the result of an ongoing and concerted effort to ‘go green’ and achieve management excellence in environmental and energy performance.