This picture was taken at the Empress Hotel.
Victoria's famous Empress Hotel was the location in 1929 and 1930 of CPR Festivals. William (Billy) Tickle, who was associated with the Victoria local of the AF of M, led the dance bands in the hotel's ballroom, and his trio played during teatime for over 30 years (ca 1927-1960). Quote from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
Billy's band was usually billed as Billy Tickle and his orchestra. He played the Empress Tea Room regularly. He played violin and his band did a lot of accompaniment. He was my first violin teacher.