Toronto Assisted Living

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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 in Toronto

Greenview Seniors Residence - Metta Lifestyles  

880 Lawrence Ave E, North York, Ontario, M3C1P6

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.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Delmanor West Village  

15 Summerland Terrace, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 0B5

Delmanor West Village is an active aging community that offers residents unlimited opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and improve their physical, mental and social well-being

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The Briton House  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Baycrest Terraces  

55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2Z1

We are Toronto's Finest Kosher Retirement Residence located on the Baycrest campus. We offer Independent & Assisted Living and Memory Care. Baycrest Terraces, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Queens Estate Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Aspira Kensington Place Retirement Living  

866 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 2T5

A resort-like retirement residence in Toronto featuring a fitness centre, beauty salon and a variety of other luxuries, including a private dining room and more.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

New Horizons Tower  

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6

A well-established not-for-profit, NHT is committed to enriching the lives of seniors. Gracious dining & café, a terrace garden, daily fitness, a vibrant Concert Series - there is plenty for residents to enjoy at NHT!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Delmanor Prince Edward  

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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Parkland on Eglinton West  

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!

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Forestview Retirement Residence  

537 Finch Avenue West, North York, 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 and Respite Stays.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Don Mills Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

2 Green Belt Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 1L8

A luxury senior living community in the heart of North York. Be inspired by beautifully appointed amenities in our state-of-the-art building offering exceptional care, intelligent technology & exciting life enrichment.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Home care companies in Toronto

Nurse For Care  

2390 Eglinton Avene East, Suite #224, Toronto, Ontario, M1K 2P5

Nurse for All offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, Ontario, Alberta, BC, Nova Scotia at home, hospital, retirement home or long-term care facility.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

In-Home Assisted Living Inc.  

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3A1

In-Home Assisted Living offers caregivers and nurses to help seniors and people with medical challenges to remain living in their own home with safety and comfort. Also ask about our hospital bedside support.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

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:

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. 

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How families can talk about 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.

Learn more about the decision to move to a retirement home or take a longer look at how to to talk to your parents about assisted living on

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 in Toronto: a survey

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: 


Starting cost/mo

What's included

Etobicoke, ON


Basic dining and housekeeping

Whitby, ON


Basic meals and many care options, including bathing, dressing and medication administration

Brampton, ON


Meals, bathing assistance, medicine administration

Pickering, ON


Meals, transfer assistance, incontinence care and various other care options

Vaughan, ON


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

Are you ready to move?

In our new guide, we look at facing some last minute fears, how communities welcome people, getting the full benefit of this life-change and more.

Take a full look at how to adjust to assisted living.

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.  

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