North and South Jubilee
Located on the edge of Victoria, bounded by the municipalities of Saanich and Oak Bay.
What Our Neighbourhood Looks Like
Jubilee is home to many businesses, health agencies and institutions, including the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Canadian Cancer Agency, BC Cancer Centre and Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Commercial and medical practices cluster around these health facilities and around major intersections.
Primarily a residential neighbourhood, the Jubilee urban villages are predominantly located on its borders. Many streets serve as important transportation routes and provide Jubilee residents easy access to all points around the City. Residents can access small parks and play areas offered at local schools such as Ecole Victor-Brodeur. There is a wide range and variety of housing throughout the area.
Overall public open space is minimal. Jubilee has two neighbourhood parks (Redfern and Fern). Fern Street Park is currently leased from private owners on a five-year agreement. Neither park has good exposure to fronting streets. The Spirit Garden, which is a small intensively planted linear garden, links Newton Street and Kings Road. Created largely by volunteers who worked with city staff, this small garden is an important piece of publically accessible green space in a built-up residential area. Bowker Creek flows underground through this site. There are a number of City-owned “walk throughs” from some dead end streets onto Shelbourne Street, which volunteers maintain in partnership with the City.
- St Patrick’s Elementary (private)
- Victoria College of Art (private)
- Ecole Victor-Brodeur (francophone school for K-Grade 3 students [SD93])