Recently as a regular user of Oak Bay Avenue I have noticed an alarming encroachment of real estate businesses. Two right beside the Royal Bank and two others in the very near vicinity.
Imagine my surprise when I visited my bank the Royal Bank and inside was confronted with more real estate listings and a huge poster of Abstact’s Bowker development. I made a point of mentioning to the branch manager that this development was in fact quite controversial. Her response to me was since the bank is a business, it is their choice as to who to partner with and who to promote.
Many people will think I am over reacting but I do not think a public bank should be another venue for real estate advertising. If people want to look at properties they have several businesses right next door and I can see no need to plaster the walls of our public banks with real estate listings.