Yesterday’s post, “The Toad And The Nun“, took a brief look at our heritage site, St. Ann’s Academy.  This beautiful facility was the first learning institution in the city of Victoria, and was accompanied by St. Joseph’s Hospital, right across the street.  Today this hospital is an apartment complex… we’re not sure if it’s a care facility or just standard living units, but it really comprises an important part of our cities history.

Saint Joseph Apartments - Victoria BC Canada

Saint Joseph Apartments - Victoria BC Canada

This gorgeous heritage building has a lovely turret.  We all know how much I love turrets.  I sure love this one.  Grand columns decorate the front of the building, and the classic heritage styling that was so common for the times was a very strong architectural influence for the overall design.  Incredible stonework completes the scene, and the surrounding grounds are full of lovely plants and trees.

Saint Joseph Apartments - Victoria BC Canada

Saint Joseph Apartments - Victoria BC Canada

This image allows us a closer look at the ornate columns of the front of the building.  The lovely stonework is very evident in this photograph, and we can also see a glimpse of the lovely woodwork that the local artisans of the time created.  It truly is a grand and beautiful facility.

We sure do appreciate you taking the time to pop by today for a visit, please feel free to leave us any comments you may have as we love to hear from our visitors!




  1. That is a VERY cool looking apartment complex… way better than any apartment complex I’ve ever lived in! You’ve done a great job capturing it too, Toad… as usual!

  2. avatar Jim Nix says:

    very cool, you make me want to return to Victoria! it’s been 12+ years but I remember it being such a beautiful place!

    • My friend, if ever you do come, you’ve got to let us know; we’d love to get together for a photowalk with you and show you around! Many thanks for your visit & comments today, we really do appreciate that!

  3. avatar A.Barlow says:

    Turrets. Pure win. I want a turret too … 😐

  4. avatar chrisdmrf says:

    Truely awesome pictures toad and a glorious building

  5. avatar Fred Norris says:

    Wow,love the images you have shared with us today Toads!

    • Thanks Fred! Victoria is full of heritage sites that are interesting, and we look forward to working hard to try and bring as many of them as possible to you! Really appreciate the visit today, my friend!

  6. avatar Chris Nitz says:

    I cannot believe those are apartments. I certainly wish I live in such a phenomenal looking building 😉

  7. What a lovely apartment building!

  8. avatar jimdenham says:

    Gorgeous images! Really shows off the styling of that beautiful building!

  9. avatar Heather says:

    WOW! I so want to see the inside!!!! YAY for some turret love!

  10. avatar Cathy Ross says:

    Great photos of some beautiful architecture!

  11. avatar James Howe says:

    Looks like a cool building. Nice shot.

  12. avatar Tom Barnett says:

    What a gorgeous building. Love the turrets!

  13. avatar Jason Hines says:

    Very nice as always my friend!