740 Handy

A proposed development by Aryze

At the corner of Handy Road and Mill Bay Road

Mill Bay


Design Development

Thank you to those who attended our Community Open House on June 28, 2022.

We appreciate the opportunity to meet the community, share more information about the site’s redevelopment potential and solicit input about a shared vision for the future of the area. We look forward to hosting a follow-up Community Information Session soon.

Project Team


D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

Project Principles

The following set of principles reflect the values and approaches that are important to us as the project team which—together with an understanding of what's important to the community—will help guide planning and redevelopment of the 740 Handy Road lands.

Community Support

Our ambition is that the project is supported and embraced as a benefit to not only the immediate neighbourhood, but the current and future community as a whole. Neighbourhood values and aspirations will inform the design process to ensure that the end result is a benefit that enhances the community while being a project that the design team can be proud of.

Economic Viability

Economic viability is an essential principle of the redevelopment. A balance must be attained between land use, development, open space dedication, project amenities, servicing and holding costs. The redevelopment team will dedicate ourselves to transparent community engagement in order to enhance the proposal. At the same time, we ask for understanding that the project has finite resources.

Design Integration

We are committed to developing a design that complements the existing neighbourhood fabric while looking to the future potential of Mill Bay. The Official Community Plan policies will influence site planning and building design to ensure a good fit within the neighbourhood and surrounding area.

Project Collaborators

Aryze Developments

As an integrated team of home builders, developers and urban planners, Aryze Developments is deeply committed to increasing the quality of housing—and the quality of communities—in Victoria, BC. Our projects include thoughtful custom homes constructed in partnership with some of Canada’s most acclaimed architects, along with urban infill developments built in established neighbourhoods that have room to grow.

Purdey Group

Purdey Group is a family investment office located in Mill Bay and Prince George, BC. Leveraging market expertise and investment capacity, they unlock value in existing and new assets. They are involved in commercial, destination, industrial marine and residential development projects.

Mill Bay Marine Group

Mill Bay Marine Group builds, manages and invests in projects that have a net benefit to the surrounding communities. Their goal is to improve community access to the water while respecting the natural environment.

Malahat Nation

The Malahat Nation represents approximately 359 members with two reserve lands located on the western shore of Saanich Inlet, south of the village of Mill Bay, about 40 kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia.

Area Context

Subject Site

Learn More

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This includes invitations to future community information sessions and notifications on key milestones throughout the process. We’re available to discuss development details with you through a variety of channels, with the goal of building trust and establishing a shared vision for the project, all while maintaining respectful and transparent communication.