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Independent Senior Living Toronto

An ideal solution for many families

Find Toronto independent senior living residences

Independent senior living care in Toronto is second to none. This is a great way to live for people for whom living on their own is no longer ideal or possible.

Many people who move into a retirement home move into independent living suites. Retirement communities offer a continuum of care; suitably healthy residents live in these suites, looking after most of their own needs but benefiting from communal meals and communal living and perhaps staying close to a partner who is further along the care continuum. The care continuum also includes assisted living, memory care, long-term care and other forms of care. Independent senior living can also include light assistance with tasks like laundry and housekeeping.  Homes are designed for optimal accessibility, and residents may also take advantage of some assistive technologies and design for mobility. Families and adult children who live in Toronto have easy access to these facilities and can visit senior family members regularly.

Toronto Independent Senior Living Homes


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Hearthstone by the Bay

Hearthstone by the Bay

3 Marine Parade Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8V 3Z5
Hearthstone is a condominium where you own the unit rather than rent the unit. Owning your own suite protects your equity, but you have all the amenities, services and care options of a first tier retirement residence.
Tapestry at Village Gate West

Tapestry at Village Gate West

15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 0B5
A uniquely luxurious retirement living complex in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Tapestry Village in Etobicoke lets seniors live as they please.
The Village of Tansley Woods

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
The Village of Erin Meadows

The Village of Erin Meadows

2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
The Village of Taunton Mills

The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
New Horizons Tower

New Horizons Tower

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.
V!VA Pickering

V!VA Pickering

1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
V!VA Pickering is Durham's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy large suites, great amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
Luxury and quality is in every corner of Hazelton from its lobby to its inviting Bistro & Bar. Offering amenities and services, Hazelton makes it easy for you to define and enjoy your lifestyle.
Scarborough Retirement Centre

Scarborough Retirement Centre

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Centre offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
St. Hildas Senior Care Community

St. Hildas Senior Care Community

2339 Dufferin Street at Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 4Z5
An affordable, non-profit residence with friendly, homelike surroundings, offering services to meet the needs of seniors regardless of the level of care. Our reputation is built on four decades of experience.
V!VA Mississauga

V!VA Mississauga

5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
Mississauga's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community. Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
The Erinview

The Erinview

2132 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2K7
An excellent, well-respected Mississauga retirement home that provides a continuum of care for seniors including Alzheimer's care, Assisted Living and more.
Delmanor Glen Abbey

Delmanor Glen Abbey

1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4W1
Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement community with beautiful walking paths and outdoor amenities.
Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Terrace

3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
Shepherd Terrace offers a variety of independent and assisted living suites within the renowned Shepherd Village. With its long history of providing caring service you’ll love the amenities and the excellent services.
Southbrook

Southbrook

400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it. Southbrook....be a part of the family.
Delmanor Northtown

Delmanor Northtown

5351 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 7L5
Delmanor Northtown is an exceptional hotel-style retirement residence in the heart of North York offers variety of other luxury amenities.
The Dunfield Retirement Residence

The Dunfield Retirement Residence

77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2H3
The Dunfield Retirement Residence has established a new standard in senior retirement living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with 177 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
Parkland on the Glen

Parkland on the Glen

1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 0A9
Parkland is located at Mississauga and The Collegeway next to the Glenerin Inn. We are surrounded by beautiful green space. For the past 5 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward

4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 1X8
Extensive amenities include a fitness centre, theatre, full-service spa/salon, bar, cafe, library, gourmet kitchen and landscaped rooftop terrace complete with extensive seating areas, a putting green, tai chi and shuffleboard court.
Retirement Suites By The Lake

Retirement Suites By The Lake

2121 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1T5
Part of Scarborough history - located in the Bluffs/Beaches neighbourhood, where the White Castle Inn used to stand. Respite recovery, trial stays and winter retreats are all available, to help meet your wants and needs!
McCowan Retirement Residence

McCowan Retirement Residence

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence has been the leader in providing retirement lving since 2004. Winners of the 2016 Scarborough Mirror Reader's Choice diamond award for Best Retirement Residence.
Delmanor Wynford

Delmanor Wynford

187 Wynford Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0C7
A unique luxury retirement home in Toronto features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's seniors.
Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

65 Livingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1E 1L1
Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 7E9
Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 5H3
Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

2109 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4Z4
Chartwell Rouge Valley Retirement Residence

Chartwell Rouge Valley Retirement Residence

5958 16th Ave., Markham, Ontario, L3P 8N1
Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

10 Senlac Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6P8
Chartwell Alexander Muir Retirement Residence

Chartwell Alexander Muir Retirement Residence

197 Prospect Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 3T7
Chartwell Park Place Retirement Residence

Chartwell Park Place Retirement Residence

15055 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 6T4
Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1M7
Chartwell Colonial Retirement Residence

Chartwell Colonial Retirement Residence

101 Manning Road, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 9M2
Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

1238 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 1C3
Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence

Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residence

180 Oak Park Boulevard, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 0A6
Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

3131 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3P8
Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2H7
Chartwell Barton Retirement Residence

Chartwell Barton Retirement Residence

17290 Leslie Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 3E1
Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 0A1
Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0A5
Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York, Ontario, M2H 3P1
Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence

Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence

200 John West Way , Aurora, Ontario, L4G 0E4
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When is it time to move into an independent senior living care home?

Many times, people find themselves living in a home that is no longer suitable; perhaps it was built in the 1970's or even earlier. It might be outdated in some important ways or surely never designed with seniors in mind or with today's standards of safety and spaciousness. Homes may be unsafe for a number of reasons: strongly sloping, dangerous stairways, exterior porches prone to icing over, narrow hallways, tripping hazards including old carpeting, and many other household hazards. In the worst case, seniors may have a bad fall, which is often the final straw that results in the need for a move.

Deteriorating health is often another reason to move into independent living. When seniors live alone and get ill or suffer chronic health problems, the move into a retirement home may be a good solution so they can get the care and attention they need, when they need it.  If a senior has any reason for a hospital stay, the discharge planner may recommend the move to a care home, and family makes the decision whether or not to follow through on that recommendation.

When the cost for home upgrades or renovations or hiring in-home care becomes too much, the family may consider the better value of selling the home and moving elsewhere. In many cases, the best place to move may be into a seniors' home.

When many aging parents hear this, they balk and even put up strong resistance to the idea. This is understandable, but they may be missing out. Many of today's retirement homes, (like the independent senior living care options listed on this page) are surprisingly wonderful places.

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Be surprised by senior independent living care in Toronto retirement homes

Senior independent living care can come with a wide collection of excellent amenities. Some homes or retirement villages can be equipped with everything from stores to cafes to onsite golf courses; the list of possibilities is really only limited by your imagination. Seniors in these residences are happy, social, productive and creative. Many of them will admit that they feel rejuvenated by the move into one of these Toronto independent senior living residences.

Other things that may surprise you about today's independent living homes:

Further features. In addition to the amenities noted above, some retirement communities have onsite hair salons, movie theatres, games rooms, exercise areas, libraries, gourmet dining and many other excellent features.

Health services offered can include vitals monitoring, ostomy care, bathing assistance, incontinence care and others. These types of care offered are typically associated with assisted living care but this can be available in some residences and villages offering a continuum of care.

You can afford it. Some private retirement communities can seem lavish but consider all the items that are covered under one monthly cost: rent, heat, hydro, gas, groceries, meal prep, upkeep, snow removal, grass cutting, repairs, the list goes on. Then, when you consider your total income, along with other financial resources at your disposal, and how much it actually costs to live on your own, it can become very affordable for people.

Over time, we at Comfort Life have heard from Toronto residents surprised that it made more sense financially to live in a retirement home. One example is Muriel Patterson who figured out that she might actually save money if she moved into an independent senior living retirement home.  She was filling the car twice a week with gas, her grocery bill was around $200 a week and on top of that, "there was heat and hydro to pay, and we were paying $400 a month in condo fees."

She moved into a nearby senior independent living home and found that paying one monthly fee was about the same overall cost – and just simpler, too.  Besides, she adds, "I couldn't handle winter anymore. I couldn't handle chipping ice" and all the other problems with snow and cold. Avoiding the misery of cold Toronto winters is just one more good reason to consider the benefits of moving into one of today's surprising retirement residences.

Check out the homes themselves!

When you go into retirement homes, you will find that many of them are, in fact, very vibrant places, with people socializing actively and taking part in many interesting activities. There will often be a daily schedule of interesting things to take part in, and there are also many people doing independent things together like taking walks or just lounging and chatting. Many people find themselves freed in the new environment, taking up new passions and fully exploring ones they may have put off in the past. Independent senior living opens up the world in new ways for many people.


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