Ross Place

Location:   Downtown Victoria
Operator:   Ross Place Seniors Residence Society
Address:    2638 Ross Lane, Victoria, BC  V8T 5L5
Phone:       250-381-8666
Website:  www.rossplace.ca 



Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Home Health Assessment For more information on subsidized units, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units.  For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 40
Private-Pay Units: 146

Building Description

This seniors oriented, completely renovated (2002) steel and concrete building is located close to the intersection of Douglas and Hillside. The building has 186 suites built in an urban setting close to all shops, restaurants and main bus routes. Includes rear entrance for Handi-dart or family pickup. Parking is available on site in a secured compound.

The building is built around two open-air landscaped courtyards and a rooftop garden is used in the summer months.

Building Amenities

The building has three floors with two elevators. The interior is accessible for wheelchair and scooter use. Wide corridors lead into many cozy lounge areas on each floor and a large dining room is situated on the second floor. A library, large social lounge, exercise room, tub room and hair salon are located throughout the building.

Type of Accommodation

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • Studio and one-bedroom suites, some with private balconies
  • 31 different floor plans make each suite unique
  • 4 suites have been designed for physically challenged clients
  • Each unit has a kitchenette with full-size fridge and spaces for microwave - no stoves
  • Large closets for storage.
  • Bathrooms have walk in showers.
  • Grab rails installed by building staff on request

Philosophy of Care

A convenient location with top-quality care.


Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.; 3) personal care; and 4) on-site emergency response system.  Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate. Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities

  • Activity Coordinator develops a daily schedule of programs for seniors.
  • Exercise classes, teas, movie nights, discussion groups and planned outings
  • Private bus outings for shopping and recreation.


Manual or power wheelchair use throughout

Motorized Scooter Policy

Scooters used throughout building.

Pet Policy

Pets are permitted on approval of manager

Smoking Policy

Smoking permitted in designated outdoor areas only

Safety/Security Features

Secured entrance evenings/nights

Any Other Amenities

  • 3 enclosed outdoor garden areas
  • 4 open sundecks with city and mountain views
  • 27 seat movie theatre
  • 2 dining rooms
  • Great room and activity room
  • spa tub
  • exercise equipment

Visiting Information

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).