Downtown Victoria Tour
Quadra Street – Sightseeing Guide
Quadra Street runs north-south from Beacon Hill Park on the south to the Municipality of Saanich to the north.
Here is a map showing the location of Quadra Street:
Here is a Google Street View image of Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue, showing Pioneer Square:
Recommended Places To See On Quadra Street
Quadra Street – 500 Block
Humboldt Street intersects
840 Humboldt Street at Quadra Street
840 Humboldt Street was built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria, which used it as St. Joseph’s Hospital.
It is now condominiums.
Also see St. Ann’s Academy, which is directly across Humboldt Street from 840 Humboldt Street
Burdett Avenue intersects
Christ Church Cathedral is the base of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.
The building was designed by architect J.C.M. Keith.
Courtney Street and Rockland Avenue intersect
Pioneer Square is Victoria’s second oldest cemetery. It was used until 1873, when Ross Bay Cemetery was opened and burials ceased in Pioneer Square.
It is now a City of Victoria park. Most of the original gravestones have been removed and are in storage. Some of the larger grave monuments are still in their original laces while others have been moved to the east side of Pioneer Square.
Meares Street intersects
905 Fort Street at Quadra Street
905 Fort Street was built in 1925 by the Pantorium Dye Company, which used it for its dry cleaning business. The Pantorium logo can still be seen on the Fort Street frontage.
It is now Island Blue Print, a long established Victoria business.
Fort Street intersects
View Street intersects
1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street
1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street was built in 1926 by architect Ralph Berrill as an office and showroom for the Begg Motor Company.
It is now offices on the second floor with commercial and retail space on the main floor.
Yates Street intersects
Johnson Street intersects
907 Pandora Avenue at Quadra Street – Victoria Conservatory of Music
907 Pandora Avenue, at Quadra Street, designed and built in 1890 by architect Thomas Hooper as the First Methodist Church.
It is now the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Alix Gooden Recital Hall.
Pandora Avenue intersects
1600-1602 Quadra Street was built in 1913 by architects Breseman & Durfee for the Congregational Church. In 1926 it became part of the United Church of Canada.
The United Church sold the building to the First Baptist Church, which, in turn, sold it in 1973 when First Baptist Church moved to its current location two block north.
It is now a mixed use commercial and residential strata (condominium) called The Palladium.
1611 Quadra Street – St, John the Divine Anglican Church
1611 Quadra Street. was built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada, which has used it since 1912 as St. John the Divine Anglican Church.
Mason Street intersects
Fisgard Street and Balmoral Street intersect
1701 Quadra Street – First Metropolitan United Church
Originally the First Presbyterian Church, this building was designed by architect J.C.M. Keith and was built in 1912-1913. It was opened on 11 May 1913.
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