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1693 Fort

Contemporary Collection of Attainable Rental Homes

In the Heart of South Jubillee Neighbourhood

1693 Fort Street is envisioned as 34 purpose-built rental apartments situated above a ground floor commercial space with a common rooftop patio for future residents to enjoy.

With the favourable location in the amenity-rich South Jubilee neighbourhood, the proposed development supports a range of transportation options promoting a car-lite lifestyle.

Our proposed development at 1693 Fort Street has been thoughtfully designed with community in mind.

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Project at a Glance


6 Storeys

(including rooftop garden patio on L6)

Site Area

9,644 sqft

Floor Area

26,444 sqft

Commercial Space

832 sqft



Site Coverage


North Setback

0.771 m

(ground level)

East Setback

3.025 m

South Setback

3.360 m

West Setback

1.815 m


5 New Trees

(net increase) + retaining mature cherry trree at Fort & Belcher

Number of Homes

34 Homes


6 Homes


One Bedroom

13 Homes


Two Bedroom

15 Homes


Affordable Homes

4 Homes

2x studios, 1x one bedroom, 1x two bedroom

Car Parking Stalls

9 Stalls

Car Share

1 Electric Modo Car

+ 2 port e-charger + membership for all residents

BC Transit EcoPasses

34 Passes

(1 for every residence, valid for three years)

Long-Term Bike Stalls

63 Stalls

(50% with electric charging capabilities)

Short-Term Bike Stalls

6 Stalls


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1693 Fort is located both on the western border of the Jubilee Large Urban Village and near the Stadacona Large Urban Village, in an urban residential area.

The South Jubilee area includes a diverse mix of commercial and residential uses. Located in close proximity to a variety of restaurants, shops, job centres and health services, the proposed development will provide a 15 minute city lifestyle for all future residents. Nearby Jubilee Village offers a wide range of retail, commercial businesses and health services.

Neighbouring the site is a mix of multi-family residential buildings, characterized by an informal relationship to Fort Street. The mix includes range of building styles, composed mainly of stucco and painted wood cladding, with some brick accents.

Community Benefits


Much needed rental housing located near a wide range of vibrant amenities and jobs


Streetscape improvements near a busy intersection including rain gardens


Rooftop green spaces to benefit both residential and neighbouring views


Programmed rooftop patio to provide a fun and neighbourly experience for tenants


The inclusion of a commercial Retail Unit to enhance the pedestrian experience


Modo car on site and memberships for residents to decrease traffic and the need for car ownership


Retaining a special cherry tree and planting additional trees along the streetscape


10% of homes will be affordable rental housing, ranging from studio to two bedroom

Design Inspiration

The building expression is both contemporary and dignified. The main palette of the building is light toned and neutral, comprised of light and medium grey metal and textured cementitious panels, charcoal window frames and architectural concrete.

The building materials have been selected to be durable, finely textured and of a subtle colouration, so that the building will compliment rather than compete with the surrounding mix of building styles.

Like an Open Bookcase

While the materials palette is restrained, the expression of the building has a
subtle playfulness, which took inspiration from a bookcase.

The façades at levels two through five are designed so that each storey reads as a horizontal ‘shelf’. Vertically proportioned bedroom windows are arrayed on these ‘shelves’ in a randomized pattern; these elements are set within a field of textured profiled metal panels conceived as the paper edges of a book, turned backwards on the shelf. These patterned lengths are bracketed by the living room window bays, which project out from the main façade and tie the storeys visually together. One feature bay extends out at an angle, marking the main building entrance below on Fort Street.

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1693 Fort Street offers wide range of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) offerings such as:


Minimized Disruption

Parking entrance located on Belcher Street to minimize traffic impacts on Fort Street.

Modo Memberships

A dedicated electric-powered Modo car on site and memberships for all residents to decrease traffic and the need for car ownership.

Bicycle Accessibility

Significant bicycle parking available to residents, along with e-bike charging capabilities.

Fully-Electric Building

Fully electric powered building in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. All vehicle parking spaces have access to electrification.

BC Transit EcoPasses

EcoPasses provided for all residential units to promote transit as a low-cost alternative mode of transportation.

Bicycle Priority

High-quality bike parking room, with fully equipped bike repair station.

What's Next?

Learn More

We're committed to being good neighbours and having an open, honest dialogue in the communities where we do our work.

As our proposal moves through various phases of the development process, we aim to keep community members informed in order to build trust and establish a shared vision for the project.

If you would like to be included on project updates for our proposed development at 1693 Fort, please fill out this form.

Aryze Developments
1839 Fairfield Road
Victoria, BC V8S 1G9
250 940 3568


Aryze Philosophy

As an integrated team of home builders, developers and urban planners, we’re deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing—and the quality of communities—in Victoria, BC.

Approaching every project with intention and care, we aim to contribute to the built environment in a way that enhances your sense of space and your sense of place. It’s in this commitment that we strive to create a lasting impression on the cities, neighbourhoods and homes in which we build.

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