BC Seniors Living Association Seal of Approval

The Wellesley

Majestic Retirement Living in Victoria's Downtown Core

Site Details

Phone: (250) 383-9099
Fax: (250) 383-9079

2800 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 5B5

Site Highlights

Centrally located on Blanshard Street in Victoria, the Wellesley has for years been the focal point of many Victoria families and their retired parents. With it’s central location and easy accessibility to transit options, it couldn’t be better situated.

With its most recent renovations, the Wellesley offers tastefully decorated, spacious, bright suites are ready for your furnishings.  The main floor bustles with activity at the Bistro, lounge area and dining room. The ground floor boasts a fabulous common area that hosts high quality entertainment and numerous recreational opportunities.

Gourmet meals are served in our dining room with just the right touch; less than formal, but slightly more than casual. The Wellesley, truly is the epitome of living in style and comfort.

Independent and Assisted Living (IL/AL)

Independent living (IL) is intended for self-sufficient people who are capable of directing their own lives. These tenants choose to be free of all the home management chores and prefer the convenience of services and security in a social atmosphere. Tenants direct their own lives, come and go as they please and participate in activities of their choosing within the Wellesley community. Services provided include a menu of optional fee-for-services from a base rate which include meals, housekeeping, and recreational opportunities.

Assisted living (AL) is the combination of housing, hospitality services and one or two personal assistance services, such as regular assistance with activities of daily living or medication services (referred to in Community Care and Assisted Living Act the as prescribed services). AL is ideal for tenants who wish to maintain their independence, knowing assistance is available when they need it. AL tenants need to be self-directing their care and mobile as defined by using a walker and/or wheelchair as long as they are able to transfer to a bed or chair. This option is ideal for couples as well as singles.

Housing options in IL/AL include:

  • Spacious one and two bedroom suites with balconies.
  • Full kitchens with ample cupboards, refrigerator and combination microwave/convection oven.
  • Full bathrooms with walk-in shower and separate bathtub.
  • Cable, heating, lighting and water included.

IL/AL Amenities

  • A warm, elegant central dining room with delicious meals daily.
  • Bistro gathering area, where tenants and guests can enjoy a beverage and snack with family or friends.
  • Lounges and outdoor areas, including a spectacular roof-top garden, offer gathering places or a quiet retreat
    Library and internet lounge.
  • Multipurpose room that includes a home theatre.
  • Bus trips and outings that provide access to their favourite shops as well as travel to unique locations and attractions.
  • A General Store for quick, on-site access to everyday staples, if needed.
    Weekly scheduled housekeeping of each residence.
  • Hobby room for activities such as woodwork.
  • Fitness Room.
  • Full Service Hair Salon.
  • Freedom spa tub.
  • Care in the form of assistance with Activities of Daily Living available. This may be through VIHA or other private agencies
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response including call bells in each suite (bathroom and living area).  Pendants are available.
  • Underground Parking

IL/AL Recreation and Entertainment

We provide the entertainment and activities; you decide what you wish to do. You are welcome to participate in as much as you want, or to take quiet time for yourself. It is your decision.

  • Musical entertainment
  • Movies
  • Fitness Classes and walking groups
  • Billiards and pool
  • Gardening
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Bus Trips and outings
  • Computer Education & Games
  • Board, Card Games and Bingo
  • Discussion Groups and Trivia
  • Special event and seasonal celebrations
  • Religious  Services
  • Crafts

IL/AL Dining

Our Executive Chef and their team provide fantastic food services at the Wellesley. Everything from comfort food to elegant special event dinners provides the variety our tenants enjoy. We are always working to adapt menus based on tenant feedback and increase our use of fresh, local ingredients to provide you with the best dining experience possible.

What you need, when you need it

Our primary goal is to find what you need, when you need it. We will help you navigate the sometimes complicated world of seniors care and services. And, if we don’t have it at the Wellesley, Retirement Concepts has other close-by options that may be right for you. Contact us today!

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"I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love the facility! My grandma seems happier then she has been in a long time. "


My grandmother just moved into the Wellesley in January. I came to visit her for the first time this past Saturday with my 15 month old son and my mother. 

I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love the facility! My grandma seems happier then she has been in a long time. She has struggled with her disabilities for many, many years and I am just so happy to see her getting the help she needs. It is so nice to feel good about where my grandma is living and to know that she is safe and being well taken care of. She is just such a wonderful, kind person and deserves the best! 

Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for people like my grandma. I think she will be really happy there!

"Lord willing I will have many more years here, for that again I’m truly thankful. Moving here (as stated in an article published and on TV) was one of the best decisions I have made in my life."


I cannot believe that it is over one year that I have been living here at the Wellesley. I must be getting old. Rob, I would like to pass on my appreciation to you and your staff for making my first year here, pleasant and enjoyable. Your staff from the front desk to the kitchen goes out of their way to ensure that all of us are as comfortable as possible. I have expressed in the past about our Marketing Coordinator Margo Mcintosh, I’m continually impressed on how devoted she is to her job. I’m convinced she goes home many nights thinking of ways to fill the Wellesley. If all organizations had a devoted employee as Mrs. Mcintosh, they would thank their lucky stars daily.

 When I moved in I saw an exceptional well organized, staff from the Kitchen Staff, the Cooks, the housekeepers and the maintenance men, bookkeeper and the many part time staff that are helping out. Nothing has changed; in fact almost daily I see your staff go out of their way to ensure the residence needs are met. I cannot begin to tell you how many times one or all have been there for me, for that I wish to express my sincere appreciation. It must be very difficult for our head Chef (Connie) to continue to come up with a menu that will satisfy all,( that is almost impossible,) but she tries her best. The entire staff in the dining room goes out of their way, to make our eating area a friendly place. Rob I can assure you we all appreciate their efforts.

 Sitting at my table I notice a residence being helped to their table, with their meals, taking out their walkers, etc. All of this adds to comfort of the residence, it seems everyone you have on staff main goal is to be there for all of us. For that I’m thankful.  I have stated in previous letters to you and your superiors how much I appreciate your “open door” policy that you have, it makes it so much easier for residence to feel free to come and talk to you. That is very important. 

Also I have stated previously how much my visitors have commented on the outstanding service, cleanness, the great atmosphere, they notice when they come here. It is no wonder we were number one for the year 2012.

Lord willing I will have many more years here, for that again I’m truly thankful. Moving here (as stated in an article published and on TV) was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

Please pass on my sincere appreciation to all.

For information, reservations, tours etc, please contact info@retirementconcepts.com

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