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520 Normandy

Energy Efficient Rental Homes

Envisioned in the Heart of Royal Oak

Designed to meet the highest level of the BC Energy Step Code, 520 Normandy Road will provide attainable and sustainable purpose-built rental homes while thoughtfully considering the surrounding ecosystem and environment.

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Project at a Glance

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Area Context

Aligned with the recently adopted Saanich Housing Strategy, 520 Normandy will add much needed purpose-built rental homes to a neighbourhood that has room to grow.

The building is located within easy walking distance of a number of local area destinations, including both Royal Oak Shopping Centre (~850m or a ~12 min. walk) and Broadmead Village (~650m or a ~9 min. walk). By focusing new housing options and residents near local conveniences and community amenities, Saanich will be better able to meet the objective of becoming a sustainable community—making walking, cycling, and transit to nearby destinations more viable. Appropriate and sensitively designed multi-family housing increases density and housing options near Centres and Villages, while contributing to the unique character of the Royal Oak community and creating vibrant places to live, work, and play


The site is well served by public transit,with access to transit route numbers 6, 6a, 6b, 9, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 70, 72, 73 75, 83 all within 500m of the subject site—an approximate five-minute walk. These routes provide service to downtown, Sidney, Swartz Bay, Saanichton, UVic, Camosun College, and Langford Westhills Exchange.

Transportation Demand Management

The best transportation demand management strategy is the location efficiency provided by building denser housing forms in walkable/cyclable neighbourhoods with ample access to public transit such as Royal Oak.

  • Thirty-four vehicle parking stalls
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • One car share vehicle in coordination with Modo to serve building tenants and the wider community
  • Modo memberships for each residential unit for the term of their tenancy
  • Sixty-nine bicycle parking stalls
  • Five cargo bicycle parking stalls
  • Electric bicycle charging
  • An on-site bicycle repair station
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Aerial Rendering

Why Rental?

The Housing Strategy provides clear direction on how Saanich plans to contribute to improving housing opportunities and outcomes and address the urgent need to increase housing supply, diversity and affordability.

This need for rental housing is further supported in the following data.

Net Zero Ready

520 Normandy is designed to meet the highest level of the BC Energy Step Code—an innovative regulatory policy that is used to incentivize the level of energy efficiency in new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code.

While the lower steps of the code are intended to bridge current construction and design practices with those needed to achieve the highest steps, each step moves closer to Net Zero Ready Buildings being the province-wide standard by 2032. By committing to build to Step Code 4 before it is required, we can also demonstrate capacity building opportunities for local trades, suppliers and consultants.

Each Net Zero Ready home is so energy efficient that it can offset the energy it uses by generating renewable energy onsite from sources such as wind and solar energy.

Step 4 buildings also improve our residents’ health and comfort, because excellent ventilation and temperature management are critical components to constructing and achieving that standard of energy efficiency.

Step 4 buildings consume on average over 1,000 megawatt hours less than Step 3 buildings over the lifespan.

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What's Next?

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Learn More

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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—throughout the Capital Region.

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.

Learn More About Our Approach

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