The Wellesley - Assisted Living

This three-floor, 21-suite assisted living addition to the site of the Wellesley is close to downtown Victoria.

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.

2811 Nanaimo St
Victoria, B.C. 
V8T 0A1

250-419-6802 or 250-383-9099

Retirement Concepts Senior Services Ltd.

Accreditation Status

Seal of Approval - BCLSA. Will be part of RC accreditation process.

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Publicly Subsidized Units: 40
Private-Pay Units: 24 (3 two-Bedrooms, 2 Studios, and 21 one-Bedrooms)

Building Description

This is a purpose built assisted living addition to the site of the Wellesley, close to downtown Victoria. The building was constructed in 2006 with 3 floors of 21 suites. It is built to the highest standards and offers accessible accommodation in conjunction with all the services and amenities that The Wellesley and Retirement Concepts can offer. There is also a roof top garden and courtyard area.

Building Amenities
  • hairdresser salon
  • theatre
  • auditorium/stage
  • corner store
  • bistro
  • library
  • arts/crafts room
  • woodwork shop
  • fitness room
  • wheelchair/scooter area
  • accessible bus
Facility-Specific Restrictions
  • tenants must be 65+ years of age
  • single occupancy (couples only if both are eligible and want to live in separate units)
Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Five minutes to downtown and local shopping. Pharmacy, bank, restaurants and malls are minutes away.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

All faiths and cultures are welcome. Our weekly church services are non-denominational as well as opportunities for specific denominations.

Philosophy of Care

Retirement Concepts strives to support clients to maintain an independent life style in the community. Because of this principle, the philosophy for our program includes:

  • maximizing independence
  • choice
  • confidentiality
  • self-direction
  • home-like environment
Type of Accommodation

40 Island Health suites, all studios; kitchen area with apartment size fridge. Microwaves allowed. No hot plates or stoves.


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

  • monthly rental accommodation
  • hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, 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

A well-balanced mix of activities including:

  • fitness
  • gardening
  • baking
  • outings
  • billiards
  • carpet bowling
  • art class
  • teas
  • special events
  • happy hour
  • bridge
  • crib
  • Bingo
  • news group

Resident involvement within The Wellesley and in the community is highly encouraged.


Fully accessible building with elevators, fully accessible walk-in showers with grab bars, etc.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Power wheelchair allowed inside and out. Scooters only for outside use.

Pet Policy

Visiting pets only. Must be on leash at all times and not enter food areas.

Smoking Policy

No smoking site.

Safety/Security Features
  • code/key entry
  • cameras
  • nightly security checks of outside grounds and within site
Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

24-hour visiting guest suite on site for minimal fee.

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.


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