The Site
Together,
We
Reimagine

With every project at Aragon, we challenge assumptions in the way we design, build and market homes. We look past how things have always been done. And we look for new ways to improve how people live.

We’re energized by the way place impacts people—and vice versa. We believe that the right neighbourhood can help people live better lives. And that the right building can make thriving neighbourhoods even more vibrant.

To create new design standards, we push beyond what’s easy and strive for what’s best. Every project is an opportunity to make advancements in sustainability and livability—and redefine the urban home in the process.

Aragon Philosophy
Others saw a works yard. We saw possibility.
THE SITE

Innovative development means questioning assumptions and seeing possibility in locations that have been overlooked. Case in point: the former works yard at Esquimalt Road and Park Place is now at the heart of Esquimalt’s next chapter. With a balance of residential, commercial and civic spaces, this renewed public square will be central to the community’s identity—and shared sense of pride—for generations to come.

A forward-looking approach to fostering community.

Diversity yields more vibrant, healthier communities—and that starts with including a range of voices in the planning process. Time and again, we’ve seen how collaborating with local municipalities produces the best outcome for everyone: plans that truly reflect the needs of the local residents.

Embracing diversity also means pushing the principles of mixed-use development further. At Aragon, we consider diverse types of housing that meet the needs of individuals and families at different stages of life. We include spaces for living and working but also for shopping, learning, relaxing, collaborating, meeting and sharing.

Embracing diversity also means pushing the principles of mixed-use development further. At Aragon, we consider diverse types of housing that meet the needs of individuals and families at different stages of life. We include spaces for living and working but also for shopping, learning, relaxing, collaborating, meeting and sharing.

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Public Square
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Rental & Commercial Spaces
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Public Library & Office Spaces
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West Building Residences
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East Building Residences
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Art Walk
AMENITIES
PLAZA
Plaza
Meet the modern town square.
PLAZA

Esquimalt Town Square brings the traditional public plaza into the present. Connected to the surrounding neighbourhood by pedestrian paths, the site will be a community hub, with a beautiful new public library, an art walk that celebrates local artists, and some of Esquimalt’s most-loved cafes and shops. Green spaces and an open square are an ideal setting for farmers markets, town festivals and other community events.

LIBRARY
Library
A pioneering library that embraces sustainable materials.
LIBRARY

Principles of sustainable development informed every stage of the planning and construction process, culminating in the design of Esquimalt Town Square—particularly the township’s new public library. With its distinctive rhythm of pillars, the library was built using innovative CLT mass timber construction, joining the ranks of several such pioneering buildings around the world.

ART WALK
Art Walk
An open-air gallery in your backyard.
ART WALK

An art walk offers a place to pause and feel inspired. Victoria-based artist Bill Porteous, along with the Township of Esquimalt, curated a series of five works to enrich the public plaza. Supplied with laminated lumber (the same material used to build the surrounding buildings), each artist explored the theme of community in their own style.

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

The entire community is heated and cooled through renewable geothermal energy, which saves both money and the environment. Compared to traditional heating, this state-of-the-art system cuts energy costs by 20–50%. It’s an environmentally responsible alternative that doesn’t generate waste or require the burning of any fossil fuels.

It also offers superior comfort—without any loud mechanical systems outside or on the roof. While many builders using geothermal sell the system to the local utility (which charges the strata to use it), our system is owned by the community, which benefits the homeowners.

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