Downtown Victoria Tour
Fort Street – 700 Block

706-714 Fort Street

This building was built in 1911-1912 as a hotel for Mrs. A.M. Brown. Throughout its history it has remained a hotel on the upper floors with stores at street level.

It is currently operated as the Ritz Hotel with 95 apartments on the upper floors.

706-714 Fort Street, the Ritz Hotel. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

706-714 Fort Street, the Ritz Hotel. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

 

Here is a map showing the location of 706-714 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 706-714 Fort Street:

Additional Information About 706-714 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $6,497,000; Land $1,351,000; Buildings $5,146,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $5,812,000; Land $1,285,000; Buildings $4,527,000

A Brief History of 706-714 Fort Street

This building was built in 1911-1912 for Mrs. A.M. Brown. Throughout its history it has remained a hotel on the upper floors with stores at street level.

The original building permit, issued to Mrs. A.M. Brown by the City of Victoria in June 1911, describes a “new brick building. Four storey, 75 rooms. Purpose: stores”. Despite the description of “stores” this building opened as a hotel on the upper four floors with stores at street levels. It still retains that configuration.

At the time the original building permit was issued in 1911, the estimated construction cost was $55,000.

It is currently operated as the Ritz Hotel with 95 apartments on the upper floors.

Here are links to some historic photos of this building:

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