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Senior living costs Ontario

Survey of fees & prices province-wide

For older Ontarians investigating senior living options, this page provides a comprehensive survey of the cost of senior living in cities and towns from across the province, ranging from costs associated with remaining in your own home while using home care services to a survey of prices you will pay in some of the province's highest quality. Links below point to various cost tables and other pages that will most closely match specific needs.

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More about Ontario senior care costs

For seniors who are still feeling quite physically healthy and active but who may be curious about senior living because:

  • they want to stay one step ahead of impending health problems
  • they're getting tired of living alone or feeling vulnerable
  • they have heard that a senior living retirement home is a great way to change things for the better live and that communal living has many advantages and benefits.
  • a child or other family member has talked to them about looking for senior care.

This level of care is the most popular choice in retirement care and what people most often are referring to when they look for senior living.

Senior living costs in Ontario



What's included



Meal credits, housekeeping (1x/wk)



Meal credits, housekeeping (1x/wk)



Meals, housekeeping



Meals, daily tidy, housekeeping, bathing help



Housekeeping (1x/wk)



Meals (2x/day), housekeeping (1x/wk)



Meals (3x/day), housekeeping (1x/wk)

St. Thomas


Meals (3x/day), Housekeeping (1x/wk)



Meals (3x/day), daily tidy, housekeeping (1x/wk)

Richmond Hill


Meals (2x/day), housekeeping (1x/wk)

Five lowest cost senior living communities

In 2018, we took a survey of communities that list with Comfort Life. Presented below are Ontario retirement communities that reported the lowest charges for independent senior living suites. Consult with each community for more specific details about what they actually charge, of course.



Meals (or credits)

Daily tidy



Symphony Senior Living Orleans


Extra fee

Extra fee

Extra fee


Hearthstone by the Bay, Etobicoke


Extra fee OR
credits 4x/week

Extra fee


Extra fee

Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence, Niagara Falls



Extra fee


Extra fee

The Riverine, Napanee






The Redwoods, Ottawa


Extra fee

Extra fee


Extra fee


Home care costs for seniors in Ontario

Here is an overview of senior home care costs for those who need to avail themselves of some tactical care in order to remain in their own home.

Home care service provided Rates
Home support, basic personal care $25 - $30 per hour
Therapy or nursing visits $50-$60 per hour
Adult day programs $65 per hour

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