Downtown Victoria Tour
Douglas Street – 900 Block

912 Douglas Street – Rexall Drugs

This building at 912 Douglas Street was designed and built in 1953 by architect John Di Castri. It is now occupied by Rexall Drugs.

This building is considered an important example of mid-20th century architecture. It was placed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed by architect John Di Castri.

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed in 1954 by architect John Di Castri.

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed by architect John Di Castri.

Rexall Drugs, 912 Douglas Street, occupies a building that was designed in 1954 by architect John Di Castri.

Additional Information About 912 Douglas Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $4,970,000; Land $2,525,000 Buildings $2,445,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $4,821,000; Land $2,177,000 Buildings $2,644,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $4,821,000; Land $2,057,000 Buildings $2,764,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – Images showing 2006 appearance
  • Victoria Heritage Foundation

A Brief History of 912 Douglas Street

This building was designed and built in 1954 for Ballantyne’s Florists by architect John Di Castri, one of Victoria’s leading mid-20th century architects.

The original John Di Castri design divided this building into 4 separate retail spaces and this building followed that original design until 2010, when the building was renovated into a single commercial space.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the rear of the building in August 2010.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the rear of the building in August 2010. A new addition was built in this space, which was formerly a parking lot.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the awning on the Douglas Street facade in August 2010.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the awning on the Douglas Street facade in August 2010.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the Douglas Street facade in August 2010.

912 Douglas Street, renovation of the Douglas Street facade in August 2010.

Rexall Drugs has occupied the building since 2011, having moved from its previous location in the Yarrow Building, at the corner of Fort Street and Broad Street, where it had maintained a store since the 1950’s.

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