Desmond House is a 27-unit Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building that was purchased by BC Housing in 2007, and is now operated by Cool Aid.  Residents have access to a single private room with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The tenants take great pride in their surroundings and have worked with the staff to create a strong, healthy community that is based on cooperation and respect for each other. The staff promote recreational activities and other opportunities for socialization, and ensure that the building remains a safe and clean environment.


Watch the video below for a story on Desmond House provided courtesy of Shaw TV Victoria. Find this story and more on Cool Aid’s YouTube channel.


Desmond House is made possible with the support of:

  • Province of BC and BC Housing
  • Island Health
  • City of Victoria (tax exemption)

Contact Info:

(250) 388-4886
717 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8W 1N9