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WELCOME TO THE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE The Kensington 3965 Shelbourne St, Victoria, BC, V8N 6J4 Phone number: 250-477-1232250-477-1232

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Live life your way at The Kensington

The Kensington is located in Gordon Head, a lovely residential area within walking distance to Tuscany Village Plaza. Established in 1990, The Kensington, in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 114 studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom Independent Living suites (utilities included, and pet-friendly suites available). Short-term stays/respite care are also available.

Many of the spacious suites include patios or balconies. The outdoor spaces are inviting and relaxing, including an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, a large garden, and a walking path with mature gardens and trees.

For added convenience, The Kensington is located close to a wide variety of shopping and medical and professional services.
Amber Reis, Executive Director

Meet The Team

Led by executive director Amber Reis, The Kensington includes a team of highly skilled, caring and friendly professionals. They are focused on providing residents with excellent service, exceptional experiences, and a warm and supportive environment.
Meet some of The Kensington’s dynamic residents who participated in The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project.
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Dining at The Kensington Victoria

Our on-site chefs prepare all meals fresh daily, led by a veteran director of culinary services with a passion for incorporating local ingredients. Along with the delicious offerings on the à la carte menu, you can select from our “alternative choices menu”. If you can’t find an option to suit your palate, our chefs will happily take special requests.

The dining room features favourite seasonal fare, and themed menus for holidays. Residents enjoy refreshments and tea times throughout the day. We offer flexible dining times, as well as kitchens or kitchenettes in the suites.


Daily/Weekly Choices

  • Flexible meal plans
  • Recreation programs and events
  • Weekly housekeeping, with linens

Health and Well-Being

  • Fitness training and classes
  • 24-hour security, fire and safety systems

Dining room


Comfort and Convenience

  • Gym
  • Card room
  • Theatre
  • Multiple lounges
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patios
  • Walking path
  • Storage
  • Shopping transportation

Food and Dining

  • Common kitchen
  • Refreshments and tea times
Wi-Fi Available


Comfort and Convenience

  • Gym
  • Card room
  • Theatre
  • Multiple lounges
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Patios
  • Walking path
  • Storage
  • Shopping transportation

Food and Dining

  • Common kitchen
  • Refreshments and tea times
Wi-Fi Available

Health and Wellness Services

At Revera, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
All of our retirement residences offer:
  • Resident-centred care
  • Registered staff available
  • Falls prevention program
  • Restorative program

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Registered staff offer personalized care and service

Accommodation Options

Our residence is pet-friendly, wheelchair accessible and features many suite options

A variety of suites available

Our pricing includes accommodation, utilities, available amenities and in most cases meals and listed activities. Residents have access to an array of care and lifestyle services. Call us today for more information and to book a tour and complimentary meal.

Independent Living: studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom
We also offer short-term and respite stay

Recreation Choices

Creative Pursuits

  • Painting and drawing
  • Creative writing
  • Scrapbooking
  • Music Bingo!
  • Wine and spirit tastings


  • Tai Chi and yoga
  • Shi Ba Fa – fall prevention
  • Aerobics
  • Weight training
  • Nutrition and health seminars
  • Bocce ball


  • Movie night
  • Karaoke
  • Card games
  • Birthday parties
  • Ice cream socials
  • Sundays: local musicians

Education and Culture

  • Theatre and concert outings
  • Book clubs
  • Intergenerational projects
  • Museum visits
  • University of Victoria facilitators


  • Church service
  • Bible studies

About the Neighbourhood

Gordon Head is a quiet and well-established neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia, with a high population of seniors. Everyday conveniences such as two small shopping plazas and a senior-friendly movie theatre are steps away. This seaside community is close to the University of Victoria, and boasts the physical features of magnificent Mount Douglas, a coastline along Haro Strait, and the central plateau.

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My first experience of community living, (at another residence) was quite satisfactory, but when invited to The Kensington for lunch I was so impressed with the staff, the atmosphere of the building, the garden walks and lunch I just had to make a move to The Kensington.
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