Victoria – 1961 Douglas Street

Street view image of the Capital City Center Hotel building, yellow paint 3-storey hotel. With Cars parked in front on street.


The province, through BC Housing, has purchased the 96-room Capital City Centre Hotel located at 1961 Douglas Street, and adjacent parking lot at 722 and 726 Discovery Street, to provide temporary supportive homes for people experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness.

Since April 2020, BC Housing has been leasing 83 rooms at the hotel to provide temporary housing for those experiencing, or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19. Our Place Society has been operating the building since October 2020 and will continue to manage the building as supportive housing. 

These 96 units of housing will provide residents with a person-centered approach, that meets people where they are at, in order to help them thrive. 

Staff will continue to be on-site 24 hours a day to ensure residents can achieve and maintain housing stability and receive important supports such as:

  • life skills training
  • wellness checks
  • referrals to health services as well as skill development programs.

All residents will sign a program agreement with Our Place.

Our Place Society

Our Place Society have been operating the Capital City Centre Hotel since October 2020 and will continue to operate the building providing much needed support service to residents.

Our Place Society has been operating in Greater Victoria since 2005. The organization provides life transforming services including housing, health and wellness, education, and practical care.

Community Engagement

BC Housing is looking to redevelop the sites; however, there is no current timeline on this. We will be engaging with the community when we reach this phase to see how we can work together to create housing that best suits the needs in Victoria. The future redevelopment will go through the municipal rezoning process.

BC Housing is committed to an ongoing community dialogue and invite the community to learn more about the project, and address questions that neighbours may have about supportive housing being operated at the site.

Your feedback and comments are important to us

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q&A tool or by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.


The province, through BC Housing, has purchased the 96-room Capital City Centre Hotel located at 1961 Douglas Street, and adjacent parking lot at 722 and 726 Discovery Street, to provide temporary supportive homes for people experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness.

Since April 2020, BC Housing has been leasing 83 rooms at the hotel to provide temporary housing for those experiencing, or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19. Our Place Society has been operating the building since October 2020 and will continue to manage the building as supportive housing. 

These 96 units of housing will provide residents with a person-centered approach, that meets people where they are at, in order to help them thrive. 

Staff will continue to be on-site 24 hours a day to ensure residents can achieve and maintain housing stability and receive important supports such as:

  • life skills training
  • wellness checks
  • referrals to health services as well as skill development programs.

All residents will sign a program agreement with Our Place.

Our Place Society

Our Place Society have been operating the Capital City Centre Hotel since October 2020 and will continue to operate the building providing much needed support service to residents.

Our Place Society has been operating in Greater Victoria since 2005. The organization provides life transforming services including housing, health and wellness, education, and practical care.

Community Engagement

BC Housing is looking to redevelop the sites; however, there is no current timeline on this. We will be engaging with the community when we reach this phase to see how we can work together to create housing that best suits the needs in Victoria. The future redevelopment will go through the municipal rezoning process.

BC Housing is committed to an ongoing community dialogue and invite the community to learn more about the project, and address questions that neighbours may have about supportive housing being operated at the site.

Your feedback and comments are important to us

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q&A tool or by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

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  • Who is going to clean up the glass pipes, needles, garbage, and food waste.

    Chad asked 3 months ago

    Both staff and residents will be committed to keeping the property maintained with a daily clean-up, just as any other resident in the neighborhood would keep their own property clean and tidy. 

    In addition, the site will have a Clean Team who will do sweeps in the neighbourhood for any litter. If needles or garbage are discovered near the property at any time, people are able to call the non-profit housing operator (Our Place Society) designated phone number for clean-up services.