There's been a shift in the foundation, so to speak.
You don't have to be a homeowner to appreciate thoughtfully-considered and purposefully-designed dwellings that nurture connectivity and help ground you in meaningful living.
With this in mind, it's no surprise that excitement is mounting about the soon-to-be new kid on the block at 45 Gorge Road E. For those looking for a welcoming sense of home, they will find it at The Gorge, Victoria's newest five-storey urban rental building offering 152 expertly crafted homes.
Thoughtful details, inspired amenities
The Gorge offers well-appointed pet-friendly homes, with one-bedrooms from 463–584 square feet; two-bedrooms from 718–846 square feet, and three-bedrooms from 922–1061 square feet.
Contemporary spaces with refreshingly neutral palettes can be complemented or accentuated with your furnishings to infuse your personality and make the homes uniquely your own. You'll be delighted with a stainless-steel GE appliance package, quartz countertops, and sleek two-tone cabinetry, plus vinyl wood plank flooring throughout, in-suite GE washer and dryer, and spacious balconies.
"The Gorge by Urban Flats, has been designed to foster a sense of community connection and enjoyment throughout common areas and the suites," explains Brent Sawchyn, CEO of PC Urban. "This will be accomplished through the amenity spaces, which allow residents to entertain and engage with each other and the local community."
You can expect shared experiences in spaces like The Perch Skylounge, including an indoor kitchen and entertainment area, an outdoor deck with lounge seating (and views out to the Olympic Mountains), BBQ area, picnic tables, gas firepit, and outdoor wellness area. As well, you’ll find a landscaped ground-floor courtyard, with a children's play area, bocce court, BBQ area, urban gardening, and more.
Dynamic neighbourhood and active spirit
Well positioned within the dynamic and evolving Burnside Gorge neighbourhood, The Gorge is centrally aligned with the best of both worlds—the perfect work-life balance, proximity to downtown Victoria and the military base, and convenient access to many nearby natural amenities.
"People who enjoy engaging in outdoor activities, will be steps away from the urban waterfront and the beautiful Gorge Waterway," says Sawchyn. "Within a 10-minute walk or six-minute bike ride, you'll be connected with nature on the Galloping Goose Trail, and the Selkirk Trestle. A variety of parks and natural amenities also lie within a 15-minute radius."
There's lots of opportunities for urban social connections: meet up with neighbours and family at Glo Restaurant & Lounge, an easy 15-minute stroll or three-minute drive, or enjoy time with friends at the nearby Île Sauvage Brewing Co. over a good craft beer. A 20-minute walk will land you at Fol Epi Organic Bakery and Café, the perfect spot for honest local food—think brunch and French-baked goodies.
Transportation is at your fingertips with BC Transit stops right outside your doorstep, as well as convenient access to the Trans-Canada Highway. There's Modo car share on-site, gated underground parking with EV charging stalls, and secured bike storage, with repair facilities.
"With the latest in technology, The Gorge focuses on smart thinking at home from keyless entry, to bike storage and parcel pickups. Our modern technology and urban conveniences make life easier, safer, and more comfortable," says Sawchyn.
The Gorge is hosting its Grand Opening Open House at 45 Gorge Road East on Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Be one of the first to experience The Gorge and tour the two show suites. For more information, visit www.thegorgevictoria.ca