The Fort Common is a revitalized brick carriage courtyard in the heart of downtown Victoria. A blank slate, this 3,000 sq ft urban outdoor venue is perfect for events large and small, including family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and meetings. We've partnered with Victoria's best event planning, catering and rental companies to make your dream event a reality!

NEW: This July & August, we are hosting The Fort Common Market!  On July 5th & 19th and August 2nd & 16th from 3pm to 8pm, The Fort Common will have local vendors selling their handmade products.  If you are interested in participating in a market, please fill out our: Fort Common Market Vendor Registration Form 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we are NOW taking event bookings for the 2019 season, and it is booking up fast!

See our gallery below of past community events and our blog post of a wedding held at The Fort Common.

For more information, please download our Fort Common Event Guide or Contact us.



The Fort Common is open as outdoor public patio seating from June through August of 2018, whenever an event is not booked in the space.  Check out our Instagram page for more information!  





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The Fort Common District is a 36,000 square foot adaptive reuse project  featuring an office building and a series of urban streetfront retail bays surrounding a revitalized carriage yard courtyard (The Fort Common). Since 2012, the block has undergone a series of renovations, including the award-winning revitalization and restoration of 1017-1019 Blanshard Street, and is now home to a vibrant mix of local and multi-national restaurant and retail tenants.

The Fort Common courtyard was designed to serve as a community venue for festivals, events or restaurant seating. In the summers of 2014, 2015 & 2016 it served as a venue for community fundraisers, political campaign launches, and major festivals (Lafflandia and Thinklandia). In the summer of 2017 we began renting the Fort Common out for private events, including weddings.  It was also the location of the local Food EcoDistrict community gardens, which provide locally grown food for use by neighbouring restaurants. 

During the summer, the Fort Common is open as public patio seating and is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch in the sunshine!