Assisted living care offered in Toronto retirement homes helps residents with at least one limitation in cognition or physical health. While residents require help with at least one activity of daily living, care may extend to any or all of the following areas: personal care like bathing or dressing, eating, medication management, mobility, incontinence, grooming and hygiene.
Assisted living communities in Toronto
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33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5G 3G8
Port Credit Residence situated in the Mississauga area offers seniors a luxurious resort-inspired lifestyle. Enjoy an oversized pool, wellness centre, onsite physiotherapy, a movie theatre, library, spa/salon and more!
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!
175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
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.
2 Green Belt Drive, North York,
Ontario, M3C 1L8
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.
15 Summerland Terrace, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 0B5
Tapestry at Village Gate West is an active aging community located in Toronto’s central Etobicoke neighbourhood, just minutes from the historic Village of Islington.
70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0W7
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence offers full service including meals, housekeeping, active adult, independent and assisted living. Our focus is on maintaining good health, great food, new friends & lots of laughter!
40 Freel Lane, Stouffville,
Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, just a short drive north of Toronto, conveniently close to major highways, shops and stores and features a fitness centre and more amenities.
820 Scollard Court, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5V 0A1
Stylish Mississauga retirement home offering independent, full-service and assisted living lifestyles, featuring a hair salon, onsite bistro and much more.
280 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 0A5
The Shores is designed for vibrant living with the highest quality of personal care. Amenities include pool, fitness & exercise club, restaurant, bistro & cafe, a golf simulator lounge & wine cellar.
55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M6A 2Z1
We are Toronto's Finest Kosher Retirement Residence. Located on the Baycrest campus in the heart of North York's Jewish community. Terraces of Baycrest, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.
537 Finch Avenue West, Toronto,
Ontario, M2R 0A8
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence. We offer Independent Lifestyle and Full Service Assisted Living Accommodations and Services, plus Short Term Respite Stays.
1 Roxborough Road, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 2P8
You'll feel warmth as soon as you walk through the door. The Roxborough Retirement Residence is both elegant and cozy with a dedicated and caring staff that go above and beyond for your well-being and happiness.
720 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M4S 2N7
Family-owned and operated, the Briton House is dedicated to the highest standards of service. Offering a full continuum of care, a variety of amenities and suites, home-cooked meals, and a 15,000 sq. ft. indoor garden.
1 Canterbury Place, North York,
Ontario, M2N 0G7
Canterbury Place offers a variety of suites styles in an elegant condo-like building for active adults & those needing assistance. We offer a unique healthcare program for our residents including palliative care.
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.
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
At The Village of Tansley Woods we offer the full continuum of care - Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care all in one village.
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.
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.
2121 Kingston Road, Scarborough,
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!
50 Paul Burns Way, Whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Manor By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, has a dedicated team that are available to support you so you can live your life to the fullest.
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 6 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
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.
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!
30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton,
Ontario, L6T 4G3
Enjoy the luxury of a new community with the conveniences of home, including 3 freshly prepared meals, medication management, 24 hour supervision and a variety of activities.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
4650 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 0E3
Parkland on Eglinton West offers Lifestyle Apartments, All-Inclusive Lifestyle and Supportive Lifestyle options for seniors. Parkland makes it easy for you to do more of what you love!
4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M8X 1X8
Situated in a treed ravine setting overlooking the Humber River, Delmanor Prince Edward provides vistas that vary from the serenity of the adjacent valley to the resplendence of the Toronto downtown skyline!
2630 Fifth Line west, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5K 0A8
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Erinview offers an atmosphere of worry-free, comfortable living with personalized support in the presence of good friends.
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
Enjoy a lakeside lifestyle with modern amenities and a warm, welcoming team ready to meet your every need.
265 Queens Drive, Toronto,
Ontario, M6L 3C6
At Queens Estate, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton,
Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choices - We celebrate independence in senior living but, are always here to provide assistance when you need it. Southbrook - come be a part of our community, our family and meet new friends!
2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence is a vibrant and family oriented retirement home located in Scarborough. With team members who have been here since we opened in 2004, you can expect a warm welcome and a feeling of home.
1 Sixteen Mile Drive, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 1P3
Now Open! Exclusive membership meets all-inclusive living at Oakville's newest retirement community. V!VA Oakville elevates retirement living to new heights with unmatched amenities, services and style. Tour today!
440 William Graham Drive, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 1X5
The Meadows of Aurora is a Christian Seniors Lifestyle Community that promotes the wellbeing of individuals 65+. Residents experience nature’s green spaces, memorable dining experiences and great times with friends.
148 Markham Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Residence offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
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!
25 Butternut Ridge Trail, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0P5
At Delmanor Aurora enjoy extensive amenities including a saltwater swimming pool, fitness centre, ground floor terrace with fireside seating and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Oak Ridges Moraine. Move-in Early 2022!
880 Lawrence Ave E, North York,
At Greenview Residence, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Toronto seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
200 John West Way, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Aurora seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
There are a variety of different assisted living facilities all through the city of Toronto, but not all are created equal. Some facilities are government run, while others are privately held. Some assisted living facilities can be house-sized while others are in large retirement villages, home to hundreds of residents. Unit styles can range from private studios to two bedroom apartments with various accoutrements that may include a kitchenette and kitchen appliances. In terms of the continuum of care, this falls between independent senior living and long-term care.
This care option is almost always found in a retirement residence with somewhat typical amenities including:
- central dining where residents are free to socialize with others in the community
- housekeeping provided on at least a weekly basis, including laundry services, bed changes
- communal events that are optional but bring people together
Many of the assisted living facilities here at Comfort Life are newer, with cleaner living quarters, fully updated accessibility features, lots of space and lots of privacy.
In addition to the basics, homes offer a variety of features to make life better. For example, homes with hair salons are great for elderly women who want to have their hair done regularly. Homes with fitness rooms or exercise area, help people grow stronger, and empower them to improve and care for their own wellness.
Easing into discussing assisted living
The move into a retirement home may be resisted on the part of some seniors — and also family — who feel that this compromises their independence or is a sign of somehow "giving up." Homes offer care that cannot be found anywhere else, and are the best solution to concerns about deteriorating health, home safety or a growing inability to care for oneself. Moving into assisted living can be seen as a proactive, positive response to problems with aging.
Self-sufficiency is a strong value held by people who grew up in the early 20th century, and so it is very difficult to admit the need for help. People's minds can be changed by looking at some of the excellent retirement communities there are, and also by hearing stories from others who have taken the time to let down their pre-conceptions and come around to moving into a senior care home.
In the past, we have talked to Muriel who loves the 24 hour tea room in her retirement home. She doesn't ever pay anything extra, there was never anything like this in her old neighbourhood, and every time she pops into the tea room, one of her friends is there or she makes a new one. As she told us, "there's always someone to sit and talk to."
Moving into an assisted living home, seniors come to appreciate the beauty of the fact that they no longer have to worry about a whole host of things including (but certainly not limited to) shoveling the walk, paying the property taxes, taking out the garbage, washing the dishes, covering the hydro bill… the list goes on, of course. Seniors who move into one of these assisted living facilities may echo the words of Nick, another resident we've heard from, who tells us, "I've never had it so good."
As much as possible, family needs to involve aging seniors in the discussion, and to empower them with information to make the decision as much their own as anyone else's. At Comfort Life we list a variety of exceptional Toronto retirement homes that make the move into assisted living appealing and welcoming. Moving into a community with others, some of whom share the same health concerns and background can help make life better for seniors in need. Many people find a new circle of friends and find happiness in the social aspect of retirement homes.
Assisted living homes make everyone's life better through the use of assistive devices, design for accessibility and caring nursing staff who respond professionally to the needs of seniors.
Assisted living costs range in Toronto
Toronto has some of the priciest real estate in Canada, everyone knows, and this affects the cost of assisted living homes here also. Given its place on the continuum of care, assisted living is not quite as expensive as long term care, but more so than independent living.
Here's a look at several examples of assisted living rates people are paying in suburbs across the GTA:
Basic dining and housekeeping
Basic meals and many care options, including bathing, dressing and medication administration
Meals, bathing assistance, medicine administration
Meals, transfer assistance, incontinence care and various other care options
Meals and many types of assistance including transfer, feeding, dressing and medication
This is just a sampling of what you might pay; a similar survey with some inclusions from 2018 can be found on our Ontario costs page's survey of Toronto assisted living costs. Consult each assisted living home for its individual rates.
It's really a must to look at a variety of options around the GTA in order to find the ideal solution for your elderly loved one. We provide a retirement home checklist you can take to each home to compare them all one-to-one and get the best overall picture of which one is right for you.
Covering the costs of assisted living may be easier than you think. The monthly rates listed above are a single payment covering everything. It's easy to match up your total monthly resources (including everything from OAS to work pensions and perhaps even help from other family members). We have further advice on how other people pay for senior care.
Moving into assisted living is not an easy choice but it's one you can make with an easier frame of mind once you go out and look at today's superb quality retirement homes and go into this life choice fully informed. Care today is an immense improvement over that of the past, regulation and compliance are important to the entire industry, and homes like those listed on Comfort Life offer care that is far better than what seniors and families are capable of providing.