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Victoria Retirement Living

An excellent early example of Greek revival design, this building has undergone many alterations throughout its complex 187-year history. It began as the Upper Canada Academy, followed by Victoria College in 1842. After 1892, it became an asylum, a military rehabilitation hospital, a provincial hospital, and a Community and Social Services training centre. Today, it’s home to over 40 retirees.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

100 University Avenue East
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-377-1555
Email: victoriaretirement@bellnet.ca
www.victoriaretirementliving.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1832-36
Architect: Edward Crane
Building type: Healthcare facility, Historical landmark, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Retirement Living 100 University Avenue East