Downtown Victoria Tour

Douglas Street – 700 Block

Crystal Garden – 701-711 Douglas Street

The Crystal Garden was designed and built in 1925 by architects Francis Mawson Rattenbury and Percy Leonard James for the Canadian Pacific Railway, which intended it as a convention and entertainment center for its Empress Hotel, which stands across Douglas Street.

The Crystal Garden is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Here is a map showing the location of the Crystal Garden, 701-711 Douglas Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of the Crystal Garden:

 

Crystal Garden, 701-711 Douglas Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Crystal Garden, 701-711 Douglas Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Additional Information About the Crystal Garden

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $2,151,000; Land: $1,543,000; Buildings: $608,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,058,000; Land: $1,251,000; Buildings: $807,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,853,000; Land: $1,189,000; Buildings: $664,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,783,000; Land: $940,000; Buildings: $843,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of the Crystal Garden

Here are links to some historic photos of the Crystal Garden:

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