The Sovereign makes a subtle, yet striking statement in the architecture of Old Town Victoria. Finishes are handsome limestone, brick and black granite, striking a balance that both blends into the street and makes a statement.
Just two blocks from the waterfront, in the Old Town neighbourhood of The Empress, the Legislature and the Union Club, The Sovereign offers perhaps the best location the heart of the City will ever offer; a gem for those who relish the livable, walkable, sophisticated downtown life.
Lobbies are a building’s first social space and its welcome home: The Sovereign’s lobby has a sparkling Caboche Grande chandelier, an original oil painting, coffered ceilings, custom millwork and, recessed into a stone surround, a fireplace. First impressions, after all, are the ones that last.
The Sovereign’s interiors are a masterful mix of the modern with a warmth and character that befits the City’s most storied neighbourhood.
The interior designer paid respect to the Old Town setting but injected a warm urban glamour with cosmopolitan finishes, distinctive granites, wideplank hardwood flooring and 100% pure wool carpeting, among much else. The Sovereign’s 36 suites offer a refined comfort that will be luxurious forever.
The Sovereign was completed in early September 2013 and is now ready to move in!
The Sovereign is Chard Development's fourth completed project in downtown Victoria in the past decade with a fifth, Duet, currently under construction in James Bay. Our company is committed to continuing to build Victoria and supporting all our owners for years to come.
Chard's collaboration with Victoria's family-owned Farmer Construction dates from our first Victoria project and we are proud that Farmer, known for their quality and integrity, have built The Sovereign to the very highest standards.
NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO FOR DOWNTOWN:
Victoria’s Downtown is the most rapidly growing neighbourhood in the city. New residents of all ages are attracted to the area’s rich historic character and its vibrant waterfront. The downtown has a thriving arts, culture and entertainment district combined with an impressive variety of dining and shopping choices, all within easy walking distance. The Royal BC Museum and Chinatown (Canada’s oldest) are perennial attractions for visitors and Victoria residents. The neighbourhood also hosts celebrated landmarks like the Empress Hotel, provincial Parliament Buildings and the Royal and McPherson Theatres.
The Downtown neighbourhood has green space along the waterfront, which includes Reeson Park near the Johnson Street Bridge. Cridge Park is located to the south, next to the downtown Lawn Bowling Club and renowned Crystal Garden and near the entrance to Beacon Hill Park. Centennial Square, situated next to Victoria’s historic City Hall, is the downtown’s primary venue for events.
Chinese Public School (Chinese language and cultural classes for children and adults)
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Victoria Academy of Ballet
Victoria School of Contemporary Dance
Pacific Design Academy
Over 15 English language schools
Gardens and Markets
The Yates Street Community Garden is operated by the Downtown Residents Association
Bastion Square Public Market runs Thursdays to Sundays between May and end of September
Ship Point Night Market operates Friday and Saturday evenings from mid June to mid September
Neighbourhood info retrieved from the City of Victoria: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/neighbourhoods.html