Envision the Future

The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) is responsible for a comprehensive planning and public consultation process for the future use of the former Oak Bay Lodge property at 2251 Cadboro Bay Road.

Working with the community to envision the future use of the property is a priority for the CRHD. This project presents an important opportunity to identify and address the growing healthcare needs for the region.

Share Your Feedback

The CRHD is asking for feedback with a second round of community consultation on the future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property, from July 8 to August 6, 2021.

We’re requesting your feedback on the services and building options being proposed by the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) following consideration of input from Round 1 Community Consultation and discussions with Island Health regarding the region’s healthcare priorities.

Read the Online Discussion Guide and Submit Your Feedback before August 6, 2021.

Thank you to participants in our July 20 & 22, 2021, Online Open Houses for your excellent questions and feedback. Your input is appreciated!

Community consultation feedback on proposed services and building options for the property will help guide the next phase of planning for the site. The options presented are informed by a regional healthcare assessment in collaboration with Island Health. As well, feedback from participants in round one of public consultation provided valuable input to the CRHD on key healthcare priorities.

Your feedback will be considered as the CRHD continues to advance options and discussions with Island Health ahead of finalizing the redevelopment concept and zoning. Island Health and CRHD working together collaboratively will each require approval from their respective boards on the final design, cost and funding of any proposed redevelopment project at Oak Bay Lodge. Once these approvals have been received the CRHD will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant to design the proposed facility.

The next step in the redevelopment process (following CRHD and Island Health Board approvals) is to submit a rezoning proposal with the District of Oak Bay. The District of Oak Bay is responsible for the review and approval of any rezoning applications for the property. This application would include more detailed plans and a schematic design for consideration. The community will have an opportunity for feedback again at this stage through the District of Oak Bay.

All proposed development options for the Oak Bay Lodge property require a rezoning application with the District of Oak Bay.

Thank You!

The CRHD thanks everyone who participated in this consultation process and provided feedback and ideas through the feedback form, email and online open house meetings on January 21 and 26, 2021. The Consultation Summary Report – Round One outlines what input was received from the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of the Capital Regional Hospital District?

  • The CRHD is responsible for providing the local share of capital funding for healthcare infrastructure in the region.
  • Working with Island Health, the CRHD supports a healthy region by investing in healthcare services and capital strategic priorities:
    • Upgrades and renewal of existing health facilities and medical equipment to meet changing service requirements and prolong the economic life of buildings;
    • Replacement of existing buildings that have reached the end of their economic and functional life; and
    • New projects and expansion of existing facilities to meet increasing demand for healthcare services.
  • As the owner of the Oak Bay Lodge property, the CRHD is responsible for leading a comprehensive planning and consultation process for its future use.

What is going to happen to this property?

  • The Capital Regional Hospital District’s first priority is to ensure that the future use of the property is aligned with our organization’s core mandate, which is to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the Capital Regional District in partnership with Island Health.
  • The CRHD is committed to a comprehensive planning and consultation process designed to better understand community interests related to the property. There are two rounds of public consultation planned to seek feedback.
  • Round one is currently underway from January 6 – February 4, 2021 with two online open houses planned, a discussion guide and a feedback form.
  • A second round of consultation is anticipated in spring 2021.

Why was the building demolished?

  • The CRHD’s first priority is to ensure that the future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property is aligned with our organization’s core mandate, which is to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the region in partnership with Island Health.
  • The CRHD is facilitating a consultation process that will include two online open houses, a discussion guide and online feedback form to seek feedback on the services and building options being proposed by the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) following consideration of input from Round 1 Community Consultation and discussions with Island Health regarding the region’s healthcare priorities.
  • Once the second round of consultation is concluded in the fall of 2021, the CRHD will be in a better position to update the timeline for redevelopment.
  • More information about the hazmat abatement and demolition (May 18, 2021)

What is the timeline for this development?

  • The CRHD’s first priority is to ensure that the future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property is aligned with our organization’s core mandate, which is to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the region in partnership with Island Health.
  • The CRHD is facilitating a two-round consultation process includes two online open houses, a discussion guide and feedback form to seek feedback on the services and building options being proposed by the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) following consideration of input from Round 1 Community Consultation and discussions with Island Health regarding the region’s healthcare priorities.
  • Once the second round of consultation is concluded in the fall of 2021, the CRHD will be in a better position to update the timeline for redevelopment.

What opportunities do people have to provide input?

  • There are a variety of ways for the public to participate in this engagement process, including attending an online open house, and reading the discussion guide and submitting a feedback form.
  • The two online open houses are scheduled for:
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
  • For those who do not have internet access or are not comfortable with using online formats, please email us to request a hardcopy. Alternatively, you can print a hardcopy  of the discussion guide and feedback form and mail it to: Oak Bay Lodge Redevelopment Project, Capital Regional Hospital District, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7.

Could the site be used to address urgent housing priorities in the future?

  • It is the intention of the CRHD to ensure the future use of the property is aligned with our mandate to develop and improve healthcare facilities in the CRD in partnership with Island Health.
  • Other potential uses could be explored after exhausting all healthcare options at the property, including the potential of affordable housing.
  • It is important to remember that the CRHD and Island Health do not provide housing services, but could consider partnering with a third-party as part of a future mixed-use redevelopment proposal that would be submitted for rezoning to the District of Oak Bay.

What role does Oak Bay have in this process?

  • The District of Oak Bay is responsible for the review and approval of any rezoning applications for the Oak Bay Lodge property. If you have questions about their review and approval processes, please contact the District directly.

Where did all the seniors who lived at Oak Bay Lodge go?

  • The majority of the residents of Oak Bay Lodge have successfully transitioned into the new 320-bed residential care facility The Summit at Quadra Village.
  • The Summit is a state-of-the-art long-term care facility that serves seniors who have dementia or complex care needs. The Summit was built to replace the aging Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie care homes.

Why is the consultation process taking place now during COVID-19?

  • The CRHD is committed to the safety and well-being of all of the region’s residents and continues to follow the advice of the Provincial Health Officer.
  • All public engagement opportunities have been carefully planned with all appropriate consideration for the public health advice around COVID-19.
  • The two-round CRHD consultation process for the future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property is based on safe engagement practices, including online open houses and online feedback forms. This process will not only be safe, but will encourage more people to participate.