Downtown Victoria Tour

Fort Street – 900 Block

905 Fort Street

905 Fort Street is currently occupied by Island Blue Print, a business with a long history in Victoria.

This building was originally built in 1925 for the Pantorium Dye Company, later known simply as The Pantorium, which used it as a dry cleaners.

905 Fort Street, built in 1925, is now occupied by Island Blue Print (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

905 Fort Street, built in 1925, is now occupied by Island Blue Print (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

The original Pantorium sign is still visible on the front of 905 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing)

The original Pantorium sign is still visible on the front of 905 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing)

Here is a map showing the location of 905 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 905 Fort Street:

Additional Information About 905 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $1,902,700; Land $1,873,000; Buildings $29,700
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,774,000; Land $1,356,000; Buildings $418,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,585,000; Land $1,289,000; Buildings $296,000

A Brief History of 905 Fort Street

905 Fort Street was built in 1925 for the Pantorium Dye Company, which used the building for its dry cleaning business.

In the 1950’s the building was occupied by other businesses, including Champion Furniture and W.R. Menzies Plumbing & Heating.

It has been occupied by Island Blue Print since the 1980’s.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 905 Fort Street:

Here are some Historic Advertisements for the Pantorium.

1929 advertisement for the Pantorium, 905 Fort Street. (Photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1929 advertisement for the Pantorium, 905 Fort Street. (Photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1929 Advertisement For The Pantorium, 905 Fort Street

1946 advertisement for the Pantorium, 905 Fort Street. Note the drawing of the building in the advertisement. (Photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1946 advertisement for the Pantorium, 905 Fort Street. Note the drawing of the building in the advertisement. (Photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1946 Advertisement For The Pantorium, 905 Fort Street

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