City of Victoria Municipal Hall

Where pristine history of the Second Empire Style design remains, dwelling with modern representation of the City comprising of business owners, investors and developers.

Victoria City Hall is the city hall for Victoria City, located right Downtown at Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue on 1 Centennial Square.

Victoria City has been a great choice for business. Secured by the remarkable Inner Harbour, downtown Victoria is the economic heart of the region and Vancouver Island. Scenic, featuring waterfront, amiable shops and restaurants, spectacular legacy structures and in a proximity to megapolices Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, USA with its many marine and air lines, make Victoria an apparent centre for business development and economic activities, while still offering the quality of life that a smaller city can provide and keeps the heritage of the culture.
What Victoria City Hall has to offer
City puts all the effort to set a foundation for building a safe, healthy and sustainable community:

  • provision of clean water,
  • garbage collection,
  • emergency services,
  • parks and recreation programs,
  • community planning,
  • land use development.

Each departments of the City of Victoria plays a critical role to the quality of life of an individual and a business’ ability to provide goods and services:

  • Human Resources
  • Engineering and Public Works
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture
  • Sustainable Planning and Community Development
  • Legislative and Regulatory Services
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Citizen Engagement and Strategic Planning
  • Police
  • Victoria Conference Centre
  • Mayor and Council

Being a city that has a major economic bone and small to medium businesses, Victoria City Hall find it mandatory to help business owners with the development of their businesses and provide information about how to start and operate a business in Victoria through Business Hub.
In the City Hall an entrepreneur will find all the information related to obtaining licenses and permit for a business, get referrals to local resources etc.

Services available at the Victoria City Hall

  • Watch online Council and Committee meetings, and view meeting agendas, minutes and schedules.
  • Access the document library.
  • Learn about local elections.
  • Find information on the City of Victoria’s budget and bylaws.

Sounds fascinating? Thinking of having your wedding or public event/meeting in the heritage City Hall. Follow the links to learn more.

History of Victoria City Hall Building
The building was constructed in 1890 by architect John Teague and the construction considered “one of the best surviving examples of Second Empire-style public architecture in Western Canada.” The municipal hall has

  • foot 105 tall Gillet and Johnson clock tower,
  • three types of facades,
  • tall windows,
  • metal mansard roof,
  • pedimented dormer windows,
  • numerous decorative wall features.

The Second Empire style reflects a change in the design and construction of governmental buildings, symbolizes the government’s growth and power.

Travelling to Victoria City Hall
If you want to drive to the City Hall, the closest and most convenient parking is a free 15 minute customer parking at the Pandora Avenue entrance, and one hour free at the Centennial Parkade on Fisgard Street. is in the City of Victoria parkade located at 645 Fisguard Street:

If you use the bus, the bus stop is just the City Hall, please check the BC Transit schedule here.