Hillside Terrace - Assisted Living

A three-storey apartment-style setting located above the Aberdeen Seniors Centre on Hillside Avenue.

Contact Us

Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Community Health Services assessment. 

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

1460 Hillside Ave
Victoria, B.C.
V8T 2B7


Victoria Cool Aid Society


Publicly Subsidized Units: 45
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built in 2003, this is a three-storey apartment-style setting located above the Aberdeen Seniors Centre on Hillside Avenue. It is on major bus routes and close to a large shopping centre. 

In addition to providing Assisted Living services, Victoria Cool Aid Society specializes in providing low barrier supportive housing for people facing a variety of challenges.

Building Amenities

Apartments are all one-bedroom suites with full kitchens and good accessibility and safety features. Four suites are purpose built for wheelchair use. The dining room has outdoor deck space for relaxation. Scooters may be stored inside suite. Limited short-term visitor parking is available on site.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants must be 19+ years of age.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities
  • One block from major shopping centre
  • Two pharmacies within walking distance
  • Adjacent to hospital and seniors wellness centre
  • On a bus route
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation


Philosophy of Care

Victoria Cool Aid Society’s philosophy is “Everyone Deserves Home”. 

Type of Accommodation

Single occupancy. 


Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers:

  • Monthly rental accommodation
  • Hospitality services: two meals, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.
  • Personal care
  • 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, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities
  • Activities such as bingo, crafts and movie nights
  • Residents are encouraged to be involved in daily tasks such as gardening and common area upkeep
  • Common TV room, library, free computer use
  • Additional activities planned around special events

Walkers, canes, manual or power wheelchairs and scooters can be accommodated.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Residents may have scooters for outdoor use only.

Scooters may be stored in suites. 

Pet Policy

No pets.

Smoking Policy

Smoking in outside designated areas only. 

Safety/Security Features
  • 24-hour staffing
  • 24-hour on-site emergency response
  • Cameras monitoring common areas
  • Pendant-style personal alarm system
Any Other Amenities

Two meals - lunch and dinner.


No resident parking available. 

Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

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 Influenza Protection Policy.


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria