Shoal Point is one of Victoria’s landmark buildings. Standing at the opening of the beautiful Inner Harbour, Shoal Point is an anchor marking the transition between the ocean and the city. Among the most recognizable buildings in the region, Shoal Point incorporates outstanding design with ecological sustainability.
Built on one of the best waterfront locations, Shoal Point was designed to provide luxury accommodation for each of the 161 suites in the development. Recipient of the 2002 National SAM Award, Shoal Point is considered one of the most energy efficient residential in North America. It is also one of the most finely appointed with stone gargoyles, luxurious features and artisan crafted details.
A striking addition to Victoria’s skyline, Shoal Point has acted as both an anchor and a beacon for improving the quality of development on the Inner Harbour since its completion in 2001. Built of brick, concrete and low-energy glass, Shoal Point was designed to exceed seismic and efficiency standards.
The buildings were also designed to be whimsical and innovative. Many of the stone gargoyles mask ventilation outflows. In winter months, steam from dryer vents and exhaust fans can be seen coming from the mouths of gargoyles.
Shoal Point is more than luxury residences built into one of the most beautiful sites in the world. It is also a tight-knit community with nearly a dozen clubs including a Hiking group, a bridge club, aqua fitness, Yoga, an afternoon tea group, a weekly happy hour along with other events and activities. Shoal Point is also the only residential development in Victoria boasting its own concierge staff.
With 50,000 sq ft of commercial space below and 161 modern, stylish suites above, Shoal Point is the premier place to live, work and recreate in the most beautiful city in Canada.
Considered one of the landmark buildings in the region, Shoal Point stands at the entrance to Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO FOR JAMES BAY:
James Bay is surrounded by water on three sides; Victoria Harbour to the north and west, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the south. Beacon Hill Park provides a green border to the east. James Bay's extensive waterfront is alive with activity including an array of industry, government and transportation facilities.
Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of James Bay, both because it hosts many tourist destinations and because it is home to the Ogden Point cruise ship terminal. Many of Victoria's key attractions are located in the neighbourhood including the Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman's Wharf and many hotels and bed and breakfast establishments. Horse-drawn carriages and waterfront walkways also serve as a draw.
The heart of the neighbourhood is James Bay Village, filled with local shops and services. James Bay is an extremely walkable and bike-able neighbourhood and acts as a hub for many community sporting events that use Dallas Road as a major portion of their routes.
The parkland in James Bay is extensive. The neighbourhood contains a large portion of Beacon Hill Park. Other parks include Holland Point Park along Dallas Road, waterfront parkland in the Laurel Point area, MacDonald Park, Fisherman’s Wharf Park, neighbourhood parks (e.g., Irving Park which is located beside the seniors complex) and several other open spaces owned and managed by other levels of government.
James Bay Community School
South Park Family School
Gardens and Markets
James Bay has two allotment gardens located on Montreal Street, the Neighbourhood Garden of All Sorts and the Allotment Garden
Weekly farmers market on Sat from 9-3 May to September at the corner of Menzies and Superior.
Neighbourhood info retrieved from the City of Victoria: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/neighbourhoods.html