TOWNLINE CONNECT
Volume 32 - Winter 2020

Beyond The Plan: Victoria’s Hudson District

A bold new chapter for downtown living  

 

At Townline, we believe building community goes far beyond impeccable planning and construction. To create truly meaningful impact, a community should foster real connections between people, and add to the energy and culture of its location over the course of generations.

At the Hudson District, in downtown Victoria, all the components for a next-chapter neighbourhood revival were in place. This part of downtown is eminently walkable – thick with restaurants, boutique movement studios, and local shops, all only blocks from the iconic Inner Harbour. It’s defined by Canadian landmarks with a hundred years of history (namely, the old Hudson’s Bay building, now home to The Hudson, the flagship of our master-planned community).

To this foundation, we brought a layered, forward-looking neighbourhood experience that would engage the entire community, people from all walks of life. The Hudson District masterplan is a spectrum of homes in every category, woven carefully into smart residential amenities, public breezeways, dog parks, complete retail and dining, and cultural venues that enrich the lives of those who live here. This revitalized neighbourhood amplifies and extends the vibrancy of downtown Victoria. It’s a project that proudly embodies The Townline Way – in every way.

 

The Pillars of the Hudson District

 

The Hudson is the cornerstone of the community. This collection of modern, refurbished lofts and flats is in the iconic former Hudson’s Bay Department Store building – a city landmark with a 100-year history. The building is home to the artisanal charms of Victoria Public Market, and embraces a charming inner courtyard.

Victoria Public Market is a key gathering place in the reinvigorated Hudson District – a one-stop collection of local and organic fresh food vendors, artisanal gourmet products, handcrafted goods, and entertainment. The market is a modern refresh on a classic ‘raw’ market, with soaring ceilings and exposed concrete and ductwork, hearkening back to the proud history of this destination, even as it modernizes the experience for today’s downtown Victoria moment.

Hudson Mews is the second chapter of this story – a 12-story concrete mid-rise across the carriageway from The Hudson that is home to 120 thoughtful downtown rental suites, with shops and services at the street level.

Hudson Walk One & Two are a handsome pair of 16-storey buildings, with a total of 284 urban rental suites. Residents at Hudson Walk One & Two have access to heightened amenities, courtyards and kids play areas, and a fully equipped fitness centre. Hudson Walk Two is directly adjacent to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, a cultural, sporting, and performance venue that hosts some the city’s most unforgettable gatherings.

Hudson Place One is the newest addition to this grand narrative – and the highest residential tower in downtown Victoria at 25 storeys. This commanding tower is now the gateway into the city, and has brought a new prominence to the skyline. The residential offering includes lavish 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condominiums with soaring views of the mountains, the city, and the legendary Inner Harbour.

Hudson Place Two (coming soon) completes the Hudson District, with a crowning residential experience. This soaring 23-storey tower includes 245 stunning rental homes, plus 8,000 square feet of new shops and services that will change the streetscape. Residents will have access to polished amenities like a progressive fitness studio, games room, manicured courtyards, and creative flex workspaces – for an urban luxe experience that will elevate Victoria rental living.

We are proud to bring such comprehensive impact to Victoria’s downtown cityscape – on so many levels. Reinvigoration of a city icon. New retail experiences. Walkable access to culture and lifestyle all around. And diverse housing and amenities that engage with every level of this community.

All told, the Hudson District is a powerful reflection of The Townline Way.

 

 

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