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Comfort Life has been an authority on retirement homes since 2002, working closely with retirement communities and professionals in the industry, interviewing residents, and monitoring changes and improvements. We have seen many different types of communities, each with its own unique focus and characteristics. This has given us a unique overview of senior living and care in Canada.


From that perspective, we offer reviews of individual communities, showing the unique strengths of each. Reviews below are intended for informational purposes to help Canadian consumers find the retirement residence that is best for their needs. Sort the list below to find homes you are interested in. Click "READ REVIEW" to see the full discussion of each community.


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Delmanor Elgin Mills (click to open)
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3
 
 


Delmanor Elgin Mills is an ideal choice if you want to live in community with friendly peers who have given a lot in life, like you, and still feel they have a lot to share with each other. It's also the perfect solution for those who want the very best in memory care.

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Delmanor Glen Abbey (click to open)
1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4W1
 
 
 
 


This place is obviously ideal if you love golfing or want to settle close to family in Oakville, but there are also a variety of onsite quiet places that allow residents time for personal space. These include The Greenhouse Potting Room, the Serenity Spa and personal massage facilities.

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Balmoral Village (click to open)
14 Harbour Street West, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 5B4
 
 
 
 


Above everything else, Balmoral is spectacularly unique for its location in Collingwood, an ideal Ontario setting for a year round active living. Ski Blue Mountain in the winter, swim Wasaga Beach and other Georgian Bay waters in the summer. There's also hiking on the Georgian and Bruce Trails, and lots to see and do on the Bay. It's the ideal retirement location for Toronto singles and couples looking for the perfect place away, to slow down and enjoy post-55 living.

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Shepherd Terrace (click to open)
3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
 
 
 


This is ideal for senior Scarborough (and area) Christians who want to have everything at hand, and live in a caring community with fellow Christians, both the senior residents and care staff.

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The Village of Winston Park (click to open)
695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
 


Winston Park will revise your ideas about senior living homes. Lively, clean, spacious, friendly, caring… there are many more superlatives that could be added. Schlegel houses approximately 2500 seniors across the province of Ontario, working closely with the Research Institute for Aging in Waterloo. They are at the forefront of senior care in Ontario, and their forward thinking shines through at Winston Park.

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The Village of Tansley Woods (click to open)
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
 


Tansley Woods is ideal for a variety of people. Older adults who currently live alone love that they can have all their housework and meals taken care of, and they can find friends to talk to just outside the door. For seniors who are advancing in age, there are customized levels of care focused exactly on their needs. The community and the care offered here are truly unique here. Walk in here, and it will change your mind about seniors' homes, forever.

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The Village of Wentworth Heights (click to open)
1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3
 


Wentworth Heights is the perfect fit for Hamilton area seniors who miss the old days when you knew your neighbours and everyone you met had a friendly "Hello." The village concept is truly unique and has to be experienced to be appreciated. Staff and residents love life in the village.

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Sifton - The Westhill (click to open)
25 Westhill Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2T 0B6
 
 
 


The Westhill is the perfect fit for Waterloo Region seniors who want to live in exceptional, well-appointed surroundings, in a community of peers.

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Retirement Suites By The Lake (click to open)
2121 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1N 1T5
 
 
 


The location of the home makes it very appealing for family of all ages to stop in and visit. One final noteworthy aspect of life in this home is its Wellness Department, which works closely with residents to tailor care to individual requirements. Activities range from regular arts and crafts time to special events like a Christmas Bazaar. This is an exceptional retirement home with heart!

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RiverBend Golf Community (click to open)
2200 Jack Nash Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 5R3
 
 
 


This community is ideal for people who want worry-free living, and who like to travel during the winter months. Live here if you have worked hard to get where you are, and want to enjoy retirement to the max right in the city of London.

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Scarborough Retirement Centre (click to open)
148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
 
 
 


The Centre is close to the Beaches area and downtown Toronto, making it that much more appealing for family to visit. With its air purification indoors and fresh Lake air outside (among other factors!), this place is ideal for those who are focused on improving their health and living in a healthy environment. And the food is excellent!

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Hazelton Place Retirement Residence (click to open)
111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
 
 
 


Hazelton Place is ideal for those who still want to be where the living is vibrant. You won't have any trouble getting people to visit you here. There's so much to do inside and out of this well-appointed residence in the heart of Toronto.

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McCowan Retirement Residence (click to open)
2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
 
 


This seniors' residence is ideal if you want a wide variety of things to do and luxuries to indulge yourself in, perfect for those people who have given a lot and deserve to be pampered in their retirement. The staff here is exceptionally professional and caring.

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Queenston Place Residence (click to open)
6440 Valley Way, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 7E3
 
 
 


This seniors' retirement residence is the perfect spot for Niagara Region seniors who require some medical care. Medical supervision includes an onsite RPN 24 hours per day. Located in a quiet neighbourhood with parks nearby, it's also not far off the QEW, and close to many local attractions. Local draws like the Falls, Casino Niagara, Marineland and others make it that much easier and more appealing for family to come and visit.

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Delmanor Northtown (click to open)
5351 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 7L5
 
 
 
 


This is a first rate Toronto retirement home. Aside from the exceptional facilities, the care staff on hand is highly professional and sociable. Families of seniors who move here feel great relief at having found such well-rounded care.

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The Dunfield Retirement Residence (click to open)
77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2H3
 
 


The Dunfield is ideal for residents of the city who want to stay close to where the action is, or to family in the downtown core. You'll find happy new neighbours and friends at The Dunfield. In a city full of exceptional seniors' residences, the Dunfield rises higher.

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Delmanor Prince Edward (click to open)
4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 1X8
 
 
 


Delmanor Prince Edward is winner of an award for best assisted living in Etobicoke. Staff is helpful and exceptionally professional. This place really has to be seen to be appreciated; we urge you to go in and have a look. If you are looking for the absolute best in living, this is it!

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Tapestry at Wesbrook Village (click to open)
3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
 
 
 


This shoreline oasis is the ideal place for senior Vancouverites who expect the best. Basic costs are well within reason, when you consider all that Tapestry at Wesbrook Village has to offer. This place is, as advertised, truly extraordinary.

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Sifton - The Erinview (click to open)
2132 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2K7
 
 
 


We're impressed with the changes coming to the Erinview. The new building opening in 2019 promises spaciousness everywhere. This should be something special, really: a completely new living environment surrounded by an established neighbourhood, with beautiful older homes on tree-lined streets.

This residence is ideal for families in Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and elsewhere in the west end of the GTA. It's managed by a company with a long history of excellence. It's cozy, clean, well-established and newly renovated, featuring independent and assisted living at very reasonable basic fees.

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Delmanor Wynford (click to open)
187 Wynford Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0C7
 
 
 
 


This place is perfect for mature adults who want a fresh start or a new beginning, (even if you don't realize that's what you want). If you've ever dreamed of living in a luxurious hotel year round, this is the place for you. Stepping into this residence will instantly dispel any notions you may have about seniors' communities.

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V!VA Mississauga (click to open)
5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
 
 
 


This residence is ideal if you are looking for exceptional facilities located in the heart of one of the most family-oriented, populous GTA suburbs. Here, family from Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Vaughan (or anywhere in the west end, or even further out) can easily drop in and visit. There are a variety of suites here, suitable for singles or couples.

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Arbutus Ridge by the Sea (click to open)
600 Fairways Place, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, V0R1L1
 
 
 
 


People who live here think of it as paradise on earth. The wealth of onsite or nearby activities and amenities includes golf, kayaking, windsurfing, a marina and so much more. Don't miss your chance to own part of one of the most beautiful, idyllic places on the planet.

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Tapestry at Village Gate West (click to open)
15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, M9A 0B5
 
 
 


You'll love this place if you love being treated to luxury. Your family will love it that you are so well-treated, and that it's so easy to get to, from anywhere in the GTA. You really have to see this for yourself!

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Tapestry at Arbutus Walk (click to open)
2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
 
 
 


Tapestry at Arbutus Walk is an ideal new home for people who love good living and good friends. It's really more like a luxury resort than anything people traditionally associate with a seniors' home. Living here is a unique experience in care and community.

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The Village of Humber Heights (click to open)
2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
 


This residence is ideal for people who miss the old days when life was simpler, and who love to socialize with others. It's also an ideal choice for families looking for the very best in dementia care.

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Wellings of Picton (click to open)
15 Wellings Drive, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
 
 
 


The Wellings is ideal for anyone from the area who wants to retire to an active adult lifestyle, with chef-prepared meals, a 24-hour concierge onsite, and other resort-style amenities. You can also find a hairdresser, a fitness studio and other features.

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Wellings of Waterford (click to open)
111 Bruce Street, Waterford, Ontario, N0E 1Y0
 
 
 
 


This is ideal for people from the Brantford and Hamilton area who are looking to downsize into a more manageable home where many daily maintenance chores are covered. For those moving from further away, this area offers rural living at its finest, with quiet, peaceful countryside, old growth trees, and landscaped grounds. It's like resort living in the breadbasket of southern Ontario farm country.

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The Village of Taunton Mills (click to open)
3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
 
 


You'll love it at Taunton Mills if you want to improve your social life, if you miss that old small town feeling of yesteryear. You'll love the wide variety of activities to choose from, including exercising with friends, reading in the library, horseshoes, movie nights, or just hanging out on the patio in the summer. Onsite pampering includes a beauty salon and barber shop.

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Sifton - Richmond Woods (click to open)
200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1
 
 
 


This retirement residence is ideal for seniors and families from throughout southwestern Ontario who want the very best in life. Its location in central London makes it an ideal place for family to visit from anywhere throughout the area. This is one of the most beautiful retirement residences in the entire region of southwestern Ontario. Move into this "still very new" residence, barely ten years old, and you will feel rejuvenated and revitalized.

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Sifton - Longworth (click to open)
600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9
 
 
 


Check out this retirement residence if you want the very best in retirement living, with onsite features and pampering that goes far beyond any traditional notions of retirement care. There are also simple pleasures to be had here – including the large outdoor courtyard where friends meet and new friends are welcome, a menu of delicious daily selections, and friendly staff eager to meet your wishes. It's a retirement destination for seniors from across southwestern Ontario. For the very best in senior living, this is it. Spoil yourself!

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Wellings of Corunna (click to open)
180 Bunker Ave, Corunna, Ontario, N0N 1G0
 
 
 
 


This community is ideal for those in the area who are recently retired and want to experience active adult living, but remain near the place where friends and family still live. It doesn't really get any more contemporary than this: a newly built community incorporating all the very best in modern living. People in the area may be surprised that they can live in a place like this, near Sarnia. You've worked hard all your life, why not treat yourself to the very best?

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V!VA Pickering (click to open)
1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
 
 
 


This residence is ideal for Durham Region seniors who want to improve their lives by enjoying the best that life has to give, in a full-fledged care facility easily accessible to families from throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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V!VA Thornhill Woods (click to open)
9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
 
 
 


Thornhill Woods is ideal for seniors who have family in Vaughan and Markham, and who want to improve their health and their happiness by living in a high quality environment, with excellent care.

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V!VA Barrhaven (click to open)
275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
 
 
 


You'll love the many events here, including Pancake Tuesdays, golf competitions, music events and more. Move here if you want to make your life suddenly completely better! V!VA Barrhaven offers too much to put into a review, you really need to go see it for yourself.

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Arbourside Court (click to open)
13751 - 74th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, V3W 1A8
 
 
 
 


This retirement residence is ideal for seniors who want to live close to family in Surrey and who want to enjoy delightful senior living. Many families who move their parents and grandparents here express delight at the quality of the facilities ("like being on a cruise ship") and the caring staff ("all warm and so caring!")

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The Meadowlands Retirement Residence (click to open)
1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5
 
 
 
 


This retirement residence is ideal for Hamilton area seniors who love living well. Aspects of this home that help rejuvenate residents range from fine dining to the swimming pool, and from social activities galore to the up-to-date construction. But it's also a great location, central to the Golden Horseshoe, where family from across the province can easily visit.

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The Village of Riverside Glen (click to open)
60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
 


This Guelph retirement home is ideal for seniors with family north of Guelph who want to live in a vibrant community where all care requirements are well taken care of. The feel of this and other Schlegel Villages is much less institutional than many other retirement homes in the area. This residence is close to Riverside Park, Guelph Country Club and everything you need in shopping along Woodlawn Road, where the community is located.

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The Village of Arbour Trails (click to open)
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0A2
 
 


This retirement residence is ideal for any senior with family near Guelph, who wants to live in a very active, vibrant community of peers. The variety of onsite features is appealing to many different interests and enthusiasms. Popular spots include the pub, the exercise room and the dining area; pick your favourite or browse all the activities. This community allows residents to find their own perfect balance between privacy and social activity.

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New Horizons Tower (click to open)
1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
 
 


This community is optimal for seniors living in the heart of Toronto who want to enjoy much of the very finest in senior living, in a community that is friendly and happy. New Horizons is a charitable organization, helping to keep costs relatively reasonable, in spite of its premium location. Built 40 years ago, it has undergone several recent renewals and improvements.

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Westerleigh PARC (click to open)
725 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 0B3
 
 
 
 


Westerleigh PARC is an ideal destination for Canadians and international clients who only expect the very best in life and want to have an outstanding retirement in one of the most sought-after residential areas in North America. It offers excellent care and service in a stunning location. The base price is surprisingly affordable in a market that is very high end.

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Sherwood House (click to open)
280 Government Street, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 0B5
 
 
 
 


Sherwood House is ideal for active and independent adults who want to live in community with others. If you live in the area, have kids and grandkids near here, you need to look at Sherwood House. If you want to retire to a truly amazing Vancouver Island location (spectacular local scenery!), this is a remarkable find. It's especially ideal for seniors looking for a very happy, social retirement residence in which to settle.

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Cedar Springs PARC (click to open)
3633 Mount Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7H 0A9
 
 
 
 


This home is ideal for many reasons but is especially appealing to outdoor enthusiasts who love the many trails nearby. Many residents who move here find a new or renewed love for exploring; hiking, canoeing and kayaking become new interests. Cedar Springs offers an almost implausible number of attractions. It's a world class retirement destination.

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Mulberry PARC (click to open)
7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4N9
 
 
 
 


For all of the features onsite, it's the people that make this truly great. Mulberry broadcasts itself as "a welcoming community" and that really is a focus. The knitting group is just one example of a friendship circle (a "great group of ladies," says one member) within the larger community. Ideal for families from Burnaby and New Westminster, and for seniors from anywhere else who want to be closer to kids and grandkids in the Burnaby area, it's a spectacular retirement home experience. Mulberry PARC is focused on enhancing your life, improving your overall wellbeing, including (or perhaps especially) your social activity. Here, it's easy to pursue previous passions or try out new interests. Your life will improve at Mulberry PARC.

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Wilmot Creek (click to open)
1 Wheelhouse Drive, Newcastle, Ontario, L1B 1B9
 
 
 
 


Wilmot Creek is the perfect place for mature couples from Bowmanville, Oshawa, Peterborough or anywhere in the GTA. It combines an idyllic, laidback countryside lifestyle, with a slate of varied activities you can pick and choose from, at leisure. Homes here are ideally priced for couples who want to re-invest the equity from their family home and have some funds left over to spend or invest elsewhere.

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Summerhill PARC (click to open)
135 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 1R7
 
 
 
 


This is an ideal place to move into, if you are an independent senior in Vancouver seeking rejuvenation in a new community of people your own age. Let someone else take care of all the mundane cares (now burdens) of living in your own home. After you look at Summerhill and look at the cost realistically, you'll never want to be anywhere else in Greater Vancouver. As residents here say, there's always something going on.

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Forest Valley Terrace (click to open)
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
 
 
 


This caring community is perfectly situated to help families from throughout the area. Onsite pampering includes a spa, hair salon and other similar amenities, attended with kindness, care and friendship. It also deserves recognition as the safest, most ideal environment possible for seniors suffering from dementia. The environment is mentally stimulating, with people engaging in golf, bingo and many other inter-activities with companions who are "in the same boat."

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Crown Ridge Retirement Residence (click to open)
106 Crown Street, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 6R3
 
 
 


This community is ideal for Belleville-Trenton seniors (and others in Quinte West) who want a place close to home, but also a destination for seniors from the GTA who want to settle further out of Toronto closer to family east of the city. You've worked hard all your life to be successful, now it's time to treat yourself to luxury in a comfortable setting.

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The Riverine (click to open)
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee, Ontario, K7R4B5
 
 
 


This care home is ideal for seniors from the Greater Napanee area, or for seniors from out of the area with family near here. No matter where you are coming from, you will feel at home in the beautifully-appointed interiors here. Easy access to the 401 makes it easy for family from anywhere east of Toronto to make a visit. It's the perfect place to retire into an easy-going community of like-minded people, who want to leave the cooking and cleaning to someone else.

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Grand Cove (click to open)
77 Main St. East, Grand Bend, Ontario, N0M 1T0
 
 
 


Grand Cove is a dream home for anyone in their 50's and 60's. Residents come from the area, or as far away as London, but there are also those who see this as an ideally affordable retirement destination, moving here from Toronto, the United States and even further afield. It takes the very best of retirement living and situates it in an undervalued rural area of southwestern Ontario (albeit coastal, with a gorgeous beach!) Grand Bend is a destination for all of southwestern Ontario for its peerless beach that stretches for over 30 miles.

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Legacy Senior Living (click to open)
611 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 0C7
 
 
 


This centrally located Vancouver seniors' residence is ideal for those who want the best, and want to get the maximum enjoyment out of life. It offers everything and takes away only the things you want to do without (housework, snow shovelling, lawn maintenance, etc.)

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Morningside Retirement Community (click to open)
10 Homestead Place, New Hamburg, Ontario, N3A 2G1
 
 
 
 


This community is ideal for retired professionals, farmers and anyone else from the area who wants to treat themselves to the best in life, after having worked hard and raised a family. It's also a worthwhile destination for people from further away who want a peaceful, affordable retirement. For all the amenities onsite, people here are most grateful for the community of peers. New friendships are facilitated by living together with hundreds of neighbours all similar in age and background, living together, and creating a wonderful present.

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Southbrook (click to open)
400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
 
 


Southbrook is the right place for seniors who want to live in an active, involved community of peers. This home is exceptionally good at welcoming those who are skeptical about moving into seniors' care (trial stays are welcome, and staff is very warm). If making your own meals and doing your own housework has become tiresome, take Southbrook for a test.

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Villagia in the Glebe (click to open)
480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
 
 


This retirement residence is ideal for many reasons but it's well-suited to Ottawa Region seniors who want to remain close to the action, whether that means closeness to the downtown core, to life in the Glebe, or to the suburbs in the west of Ottawa. If your children or grandchildren live in Nepean, Kanata, or anywhere else in west Ottawa, it's ideal. Moving here puts snow shovelling, lawn maintenance and other dull household work into the hands of others.

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Bramalea Retirement Residence (click to open)
30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4G3
 
 
 


This residence is ideal for seniors with family in Brampton or anywhere else in the west end of the GTA. The cost is very reasonable for an apartment in Brampton. Bramalea Retirement Residence gets seniors active and improves wellbeing through its lively activity calendar, prepared meals and friendly community of engaged peers.

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The Redwoods Retirement Residence (click to open)
2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
 
 
 


Ottawa offers many retirement living options but few of them as stable as The Redwoods. In an industry susceptible to staff turnover, the Redwoods rightly boasts about staff retention and how happy people are working here. This can be very important for seniors in care, who like to know the person giving them care. Staff have a chance to grow familiar with residents, readily remembering names and personal preferences. The personal familiarity among serving staff, nursing staff, personal support workers and reception staff, who have often worked together for years, also benefits the whole community.

The Redwoods is ideal for Ottawa-area seniors who want the best in life, living in community with other seniors, close to family in Kanata, Nepean or elsewhere in the west end of Ottawa. For seniors who have had a health scare, or who simply want to make housework a thing of the past, this is the perfect environment in which to settle.

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Symphony Senior Living Orleans (click to open)
6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 6E8
 
 
 


Symphony Senior Living is ideal for seniors from throughout the Ottawa Region looking for a community that is affordably priced, and offers meals and other services for a reasonable fee. Simple, easy access to the community is obtainable from Highway 174, making visits stress-free for family from anywhere in Ottawa (or even further away). This home offers unique flexibility, welcoming guest stays and respite care, and the hiring of in-home care at client's discretion. When discussing this community, residents highlight the caring staff, and we love the seamless blend of professionalism with approachability.

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Sifton - Dorchester Terrace (click to open)
143 Byron Ave, Dorchester, Ontario, N0L 1G5
 
 
 
 


The Terrace is ideal for London and area seniors who are still active and want the very latest in senior living accommodations. The newness of this community is spectacular, found in the spaciousness of the lobby and the bright open feel created by the expansive windows. The bright, contemporary feel extends to personal suites and the amenities they hold, including big closet space, French doors, and individual temperature control. It's on the outskirts of London (only minutes from the 401), with pleasant farm country in one direction and the conveniences of London in the other. If you have family living in London or elsewhere throughout southwestern Ontario, you need to take a closer look.

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Parkland on the Glen (click to open)
1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 0A9
 
 
 


This building has it all for Toronto seniors. Condo ownership is available for those looking to invest. Rental suites offer exceptional retirement features, with some assistance available. This results in an integrated community, where seniors can decide to switch from condo ownership to care, in a community they're already familiar with. The best thing about the Parkland, though, is the unique combination of in-building luxuries and abundant conveniences just outside the door.

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OPAL by Element (click to open)
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y2J4
 


We've been excited by the vision behind this new development since we first heard about it in 2016. Vancouverites in their 50's and 60's looking for superior living with the latest in all design features, need to reserve a spot here. This building is going to be the flagship of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. OPAL is intended to attract those who are still very active, who want to retain youthful energy in an environment that facilitates curiosity, interaction and flexibility.

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Harmony Hill Retirement Community (click to open)
1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6
 
 
 


Harmony Hill provides one of the finest living experiences imaginable, for seniors in Whitby-Oshawa, or who want to settle near family in the Durham Region or area. The environment facilitates happiness and (indeed) harmony throughout, where staff love working, and seniors love living here. Take a tour to understand for yourself, and to permanently change your mind about what living in a seniors' home is like.

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Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony (click to open)
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
 
 
 


This is an ideally charming location for seniors who need assisted living or are in the middle to later stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Given the nature of dementia, this is the best place to be, where there are positive peer interactions, a clean, well-lit space, and therapies and services that alleviate some symptoms. Symphony also encourages healing through its circle of care; this forms inter-familial bonds and creates a community learning how to cope with the impact of the disease. It's perfectly situated for families from throughout the Ottawa Region or elsewhere in eastern Ontario. Families rave about the friendliness of everyone at the Terrace.

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Symphony Senior Living Kanata (click to open)
27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2Z8
 
 
 


This is the destination for Kanata and area seniors who require assisted living or are in the middle stages of Alzheimer's Disease. It offers the very finest in senior accommodations and care. Registered practical nurses and personal support workers are onsite around the clock. The building is full of exceptional amenities. Seniors who move here feel a marked improvement in their outlook and wellbeing.

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Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence (click to open)
110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 4G3
 
 


Perhaps the best thing about Park Place is the location, so close to downtown Ottawa. There are gardens outside, parks not far away, and the nearby Experimental Farm is a unique part of the community's environment. Not far away, there are shopping centres and restaurants, then the downtown core and the many sights to see and things to do there. People love the very wide range of services that are available both within Park Place and close by.

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Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence (click to open)
30 Seacliff Drive, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 0E5
 
 


The best thing about this community is the elegance and newness of the suites. You'll find plenty of bright new colours, sunlit interiors throughout, and fresh flooring with marble and woodgrain finish. It's also a perfect destination for those who want to age in place. Seacliff offers one of the most versatile care variations (from independent living to memory care) west of London. The continuum of care here allows you to anticipate future health changes.

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Balmoral Place (click to open)
8 & 10 Harbour Street West, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 5B4
 
 
 


The best thing about moving into Balmoral Place is the opportunity to take part in a community built on vision and experience. The visionary planning is an extension of Balmoral Village, the community wherein this is situated. This is a master-planned community focused on anticipating the changing needs of Canadian seniors. Life in the Village has the added advantage of increasing your circle of contacts and new friends. Many people also love the idea of moving into Balmoral Place, bearing in mind that their adult children may find a home in the Village, enjoying the active lifestyle there.

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Royal Heights Inc. (click to open)
30 Adelaide Avenue East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 0B8
 
 
 
 


Royal Heights Oshawa is ideal for seniors who want to move out of an older home and have the very best. It's also a smart move for those thinking ahead to changing care needs. If you are feeling some of the early effects of aging and want to move into a vibrant community of peers, this is the ideal situation for you. Look closely at this unique Oshawa opportunity.

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Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence (click to open)
5781 Dunn Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 2N9
 
 
 


Cavendish Manor is ideal for people who want to be in a vibrant community of peers. This is a wisely chosen destination for seniors who have had a health care crisis. Services include 24 hour nursing staff, as well as an emergency response system. One of the best features of this community is the exquisite dining. The culinary team offers menu plans, and there are also private dining facilities ideal for family gatherings. Overall, this community offers a holistic view of care that integrates attention to the physical, mental and spiritual health of residents. 

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Bowmanville Creek (click to open)
105 Queen Street, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 0T3
 
 
 


The focus at Bowmanville Creek is on value, especially ideal for seniors in the Toronto area who want to remain close to the GTA for a cost much lower than you would pay closer to the city. The affordable fees include 24-hour care available, housekeeping, medication administration and care for a variety of activities of daily living. For all that, this is a home that facilitates loving friendships and community. The atmosphere is an ideal combination of friendly, active and comfortable.

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The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills (click to open)
1 Yates Gate, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1T8
 
 
 
 


There are many great things to say about St. Elizabeth Mills, but one unique aspect of this community is residents' ability to leverage the market value of the home they purchase, through the community's life lease program. Given that real estate values rise steadily in Hamilton (especially on the mountain) this gives you the best of both worlds: the security and freedom of 55 plus living, along with the equity you'll build up from your investment in your home here.

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Forestview Retirement Residence (click to open)
Forestview Retirement Residence, Toronto, Ontario, M2R 0A8
 
 
 


One unique aspect of Forestview is a monthly residents' meeting, where your opinion gets heard on issues like upcoming events, as well as any other suggestions you have. That extra personal attention is seen also in the care options available. There are regular services like laundry and medication management, of course, but Forestview goes beyond that. For example, you can create your own personalized care plan that meets your specific needs, adding a la carte services as you require. Forestview meets seniors' needs, certainly, but seeks to enhance your life beyond any expectations you might have. Residents of Willowdale and area can now find top-of-the-line care and service near the corner of Finch and Bathurst.

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Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence (click to open)
626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B3
 
 


We could highlight many exceptional things about this community, but memory care at the Ravines' is offered by experts highly specialized in this sphere. The interior design focuses on neighbourhoods, where dementia patients live in familiar surroundings that avoid the confusion created by more clinical environments. The Ravines' Healthy Minds Program is multi-faceted, focused on providing compassionate, well-rounded care for seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Included in the program are support groups for family and other loved ones, music therapy that stimulates memory and positive interaction, staff trained in the Gentle Persuasive Approach, therapy through multi-sensory environments, and other components.

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Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence (click to open)
110 Rossignol Drive, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 0N2
 
 


There are many exceptional aspects of this retirement community, including the care offered, the cleanliness and newness of the residence and its suites, and staff's attentive care. Its unique location along the Ottawa River in the quiet suburb of Orleans makes the Promenade an exceptional offering for families searching for Ottawa seniors' care. For example, the serenity of the wooded courtyard, facing the river, adds an extra dimension of excellence to this community.

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Wellings of Stittsville (click to open)
5731 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1T1
 
 
 
 


A highlight of this community is the experience and expertise of the builders. This is the newest in a series of similar communities found throughout Ontario, created by a company that knows what people 55 and older, like you, want: freedom from the mundane, freedom to pursue interests and passions you have put off during your working life, freedom to live in community with people who share your values and interests.

Wellings of Stittsville is perfect for anyone from Eastern Ontario who loves Ottawa. Here, you can enjoy a lifestyle that suits you. You're sure to enjoy time in the private, fully equipped gym, savory meals in the Atrium restaurant, or hanging out at the onsite pub.

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The Village of Erin Meadows (click to open)
2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
 


The Village of Erin Meadows promises to continue Schlegel Villages progressive approach to senior care. Expect excellence in all aspects, from building design and layout, through care offered, to innovation in service. Flexibility is one of their touchstones. Living in My Today, Java Music Club and Wisdom of the Elder are three signature programs that exemplify their unique approach in creating care environments. Since 2009, Schlegel has driven its own culture change in senior care.

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Oakcrossing Retirement Living (click to open)
1238 Oakcrossing Road, London, Ontario, N6H 0G2
 
 
 


Be surprised by the quality of retirement living you'll find in a state-of the art residence. Oakcrossing is a response to the needs of today's senior who want a place that will completely transform life. For seniors who want improvement over every aspect of life in their traditional family home, this fresh, new community offers modernity, space, and renewal . You'll cherish the new life you find in a community of peers.

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The Lodge at Valley Ridge (click to open)
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5
 
 
 
 


This lovely community is ideal for a variety of people. The easy accessibility to the golf course is ideal for those who want to get out on the links several times a week. There's even a ski hill nearby.

The community also offers a variety of care to accommodate couples with varying levels of need. Couples where one spouse requires assistance with some activities of daily living, while the other spouse remains independent, will be able to remain together under one roof.

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Prince of Peace (click to open)
285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1X 1M9
 
 


This community is ideal for Calgary families and seniors looking for something a little different, something a little more ideally relaxed. The location just outside of Calgary in Rocky View County, is an idyllic location that offers quiet, country living close to the city. In addition, this is close to the Trans-Canada, making it easily accessible for family members from throughout the area.

For families dealing with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, Prince of Peace's supportive living care offers specialized support in an environment uniquely prepared to deal with the effects of dementia.

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Lake Bonavista Village (click to open)
11800 Lake Fraser Drive, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8
 
 
 


This is the choice for you if you want to live in a truly unique community. The variety of the housing and the layout of the grounds in a hub helps to create a true "village" feel. For all that, there is a distinct effort put forth by staff to make this place home, answering the unique needs of everyone who comes to live here.

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Trinity Lodge (click to open)
1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4C9
 
 
 


This community is exceptionally warm and friendly. You see people throughout this community who seem to have found a renewed joy in living. There's a lightness to life at Trinity Lodge.

Staff demonstrate a personal connection to the needs of seniors. Trinity includes a focus on health and wellness that extends beyond the physical, to the emotional and spiritual. This is especially seen in the availability of in-house social features ranging from art classes to inclusive chapel services and much more.

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Dr. James Hemstock (click to open)
4202 54 Ave,, Lloydminster, Alberta, T9V 2Z3
 
 
 


This is the destination for Lloydminster and area residents who appreciate the best things in life. There are many exceptional things to highlight that make this superior to so many other retirement residences in the area. The chef-prepared fine dining makes this a great place to host family events, adding joy to every day. The care on site is offered by skilled professionals focused on a holistic approach to health and wellness. The community life here revitalizes residents who find renewal in new social connections and a superb selection of activities.

This is an ideal place to live for seniors who no longer want to be on their own. Let someone else take care of the housework, clearing ice off the sidewalk in winter and all those other tiresome chores. This place is ideal for seniors who want more independence.

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Wintergreene Estates (click to open)
4950 Pasqua Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 7L2
 
 


This community is brought to you by Verve, and they really do bring Verve to living here. Just check out the activities available! There's gardening and outdoor walking programs to make outdoors fun in the summer sun. Inside, there are bingo nights, movie nights, Wii bowling and of course, the much-beloved shuffleboard. There are hotspots throughout this community where you see friends gathered, enjoying each others' company. When new people move in, they are made to feel welcome and comfortable, and soon the new surroundings become a new home, one that – in many ways – might be the best home you can imagine. For Regina residents who want the very best in senior living, Wintergreene Estates really is the premier community in the city.

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Courtyard Gardens (click to open)
7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
 
 


Customized care that meets the needs of community members is a hallmark of life at Courtyard Gardens. One of the unique features of this community is the private pay suites, where you have the option to purchase personalized services customized to your needs. There are a variety of suite sizes that allow for this option, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms. In addition, there are subsidized suites available in the assisted living residence, subsidized under the auspices of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).

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Hawthorn Park Retirement Community (click to open)
867 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
 


One of the nicest things about this community is the amount of flexibility that residents have. This begins with the way residents are able to personalize suites with whatever they want to bring with them from home. Residents also love that they can plant their own choice of flowers in their balcony gardens. At meals you always have a choice between at least two entrees.

But best of all it's the life you can make here that counts for the most. You'll often hear laughter coming from around the building. People happily share their lives with each other here and through activities like bingo, strolls with the walking group, or dancing during Happy Hour. The community environment facilitates the formation of new, caring relationships and a renewed love of life.

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The Heritage (click to open)
3630 Brown rd, west kelowna, British Columbia, V4T7Y9
 
 
 


This community combines exceptional facilities with some reasonably priced suites, to offer value in senior care. Many families who move loved ones here rave about the way seniors feel better than they have in a long time, thanks to the quality of the environment. The focus of this community goes well beyond basic care — attention to physical and health aspects — into the mental and spiritual fulfillment that comes from immersion in an extraordinary environment peopled by exceptional staff.

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Gilmore Gardens (click to open)
4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1
 
 
 
 


What you really want in a seniors' community is great care and that's what you'll find in spades at Gilmore Gardens. The environment here leaves nothing to be desired, certainly, but staff really goes out of their way to cater to residents' needs. When you (or one of your parents) experiences a setback, you want to find the best care that will quickly bring you back to enjoying life to the fullest, surrounded by caring people, great friends and an optimally healthy environment. Staff here combines the qualities of being knowledgeable and personable with a love of fun.

Life here is enriched by educational activities ranging from BrainGym to in-house workshops. Seniors gain renewed vitality through a variety of fitness programs, including osteofit, walking activities, tai chi and more. There's personal renewal in the form of birthday celebrations or in daily gatherings in the Gilmore Arms and other parts of the community where you meet new friends and deepen social relationships. In the end, a renewed appreciation for life is what you'll find most of at Gilmore Gardens.

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Granville Gardens (click to open)
1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3
 
 
 


What people love about life at Granville Gardens is the many different spaces available to pamper yourself in different ways. There are spaces where you can indulge in art, another room where you can do chair yoga or work on a jigsaw puzzle (by yourself or with a partner), quiet spots to have a chat or read by yourself, a movie theatre where you can watch the latest TV offering … You can really create a complete life, a new life, within the walls of Granville Gardens. Of course, outside there's so much more to do, including neighbourhood strolls with the walking club, shopping, restaurants and lovely Kerrisdale parkland.

The great thing about this new life, of course, is that you don't have to do your own cooking or housecleaning, and there are always people standing by to offer your assistance or care … whatever you need. For those who have worked hard for themselves all their lives, it can be hard to accept a helping hand, but once you get used to it (and admit that maybe you deserve it), there is nothing like the life you will find at Granville Gardens.

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The Concorde Retirement Residence (click to open)
3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 6G5
 
 
 


One of the most notable aspects of this community is the combination of professionalism and personal warmth exhibited by staff here. You might see an example of that the moment you walk in the door, where you are likely to find staff working closely with seniors and guests or simply engaged in friendly conversation. The company behind this community, Verve Properties, are committed to rethinking senior care, as exemplified in this attention to honouring the uniqueness of each senior in care. From the name outward, Verve is devoted to invigorating every day, no matter what your age.

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Thornebridge Gardens (click to open)
649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2
 
 
 


There are a number of things about this community that make it easy to move here. There's the encouragement to personalize your suite with your own personal belongings from home, and the ample space to keep them. Another is the warmth of staff members. Staff have a way of creating a strong sense of kinship and community. And it's understood that this community includes not just every senior at Thornebridge Gardens, but staff members, too, as well as family members of seniors. Adult children will love the way they are included in all important discussions.

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Canterbury Place Retirement Residence (click to open)
1 Canterbury Place, North York, Ontario, M2N 0G7
 
 
 


A hallmark of life at Canterbury Place is the contentedness and happiness of the people living here. This is found across a variety of settings. In the dining room, senior residents enjoy delectable executive-chef-prepared dishes nightly. There's entertainment in the piano room and the movie theatre. People can gather in the bistro or work out together in the fitness centre. Outside, there's a walker's paradise through the streets and parkland of North York. This is a vibrant neighbourhood that includes a Farmer's Market, the North York Library and many more things to do. The upshot of all this is that inside and out, there's a rich sense of community associated with Canterbury Place.

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The Roxborough Retirement Residence (click to open)
1 Roxborough Road, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2P8
 
 
 


One of the highlights of life at the Roxborough is the social gatherings. There are musical offerings in the parlour, delicious spreads of chef-prepared food, and regular activities like strawberry socials and more. That said, a number of residents here advocate for simple living and the joys of relaxation. At many places throughout the community you will find residents engaged in casual, happy conversation. It's obvious, then, that this feels very much like home to the people here – a home populated with a great collection of friends, better than any home you've ever had before.

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White Cliffe Terrace (click to open)
1460 Highway #2, Courtice, Ontario, L1E 3C4
 
 
 


Adult children of community members here appreciate the depth of understanding that staff develop for seniors in their care. The staff here is highly praised for their compassion and attention to detail. Care is focused on support and maintaining the dignity of people in care. The safety and security of knowing that parents are well looked after allows you to go home at the end of a visit feeling stress-free, knowing that parents are in good hands. You'll be pleased with how they are able to take time out of their busy day to deal with any deeper questions you have.

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Port Credit Residences (click to open)
33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3G8
 
 
 


Innovation and newness are a hallmark of life at Port Credit Residences. This was one of the first GTA communities to employ the Brain Gym program, which helps train seniors in improving their memory and handling stress. The program even throws in some physical exercise. The availability of the community's nurse practitioner was also a Toronto first, when the building opened in 2011. Visiting "therapy dogs" are one more aspect of life at Port Credit Residences that make this community stand out. This place is ideal for progressive-minded Mississauga and GTA seniors looking for "something a little different."

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Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence (click to open)
40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5
 
 
 


Stouffville Creek brings peace of mind to everyone involved – both to those who move in here and their family members. That's one of the great benefits of a community like this one: the stress-reduction for everyone, knowing how well you are looked after every day.

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The Richmond Retirement Residence (click to open)
175 North Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 4Y8
 
 
 


One of the trademarks of this and other Verve communities is the careful attention staff is able to give to residents. "Helpful," "courteous," "patient" and "informative are just a few of the adjectives that seniors and family members use to describe care staff, nursing staff and the doctor here.

Choice and selection also abound, when it comes to the dining menu and the activities available at the Richmond. If the variety of choices is just right, there's also abundant quality found in those selections. Residents especially enthuse over the meals.

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Credit River (click to open)
175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0X7
 
 


Both family members and the seniors who live here list the most striking quality of this community as "the genuine friendliness of the staff" … their eagerness to please. And when it comes right down to it, that's the most important aspect of any retirement community. A clean, healthy environment with great food and fun activities is always important (Credit River has all those things!) but ultimately there's nothing better than being surrounded by people willing to go out of their way to make every day the best it can be.

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Four Elms Retirement Residence (click to open)
1500 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 4H6
 
 
 


The Four Elms is exceptional for taking Verve Senior Living's model of exceptional quality senior living, and combining that with a continuous care model. This model welcomes independent seniors but also includes memory and dementia care. There are a couple wonderful advantages to this. For one, you can move in here and know that you will never need to go through the stress of moving again. For another, couples with varying needs (including those where one partner has dementia) can remain together in one place.

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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence (click to open)
70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0W7
 
 
 


Skill and empathy are the buzzwords you'll hear when seniors and family members describe staff here. What's really noticeable is how care is enhanced with kindness and a personal touch, a core value of Verve, as seen in more of their communities. As one further indication of this expertise in care, Richmond Hill Retirement Residence welcomes convalescent stays and respite care. In the end, the net effect of this a caring community, where kindness is contagious and spreads generously among community members. Tour this community yourself, and we're sure you'll see what we mean.

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Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence (click to open)
45 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, N5R 5Y1
 
 
 


Friendliness and warmth are hallmarks of life at Metcalfe Gardens. This begins with the staff, whose focus is on meeting residents' needs, but this filters throughout the community, and beyond. Camaraderie is seen among community members, as a reflection of staff's attitudes. When elderly loved ones are happy and well-cared for, family members are happy and content with the choice they have made. This is what you find at Metcalfe Gardens in St. Thomas.

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Palermo Village (click to open)
3136 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 0S5
 
 
 
 


The phrase "reasonable cost" might be heard rarely when it comes to living anywhere in the city of Oakville — but the value you receive in senior care at Palermo Village means the phrase applies! And then again, there's no price tag you can put on truly compassionate treatment. The Village is widely praised for the way staff treats residents. "Friendly" and "helpful" are terms used as a matter of course by family members, when describing the staff here. There's nothing better than hearing that your senior loved one loves where they live.

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Evergreen Retirement Community (click to open)
820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 0A1
 
 
 


Vitality seems to exude from every aspect of this community. All the interiors here are bright and clean. You see and hear interactions between staff and residents that are positive and cheerful, and rooted in patience and kindness. It's obvious that staff love working with the people here, working to create such a positive environment.

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River Road Retirement Residence (click to open)
4067 River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 3E6
 
 
 


A wonderful location and bright interiors are nice to have, but in the end, your main concern will be the care you get and the attitude of staff. That's what puts River Road over the top. They make you feel special, significant. You know you are their first concern and they are eager to include you in their community.

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Riverview Condos & Suites (click to open)
507 Kelsey Trail, Swan River, Manitoba, R0L 1Z0
 
 
 
 


We love the way this active adult community combines newness with an appealingly pastoral – even hinterland – feel. This alternative is ideal for people who love northern Canada. Riverview combines the affordability you expect from a small northern town (starting prices are well under $300,000) with the community of peers found in a planned active lifestyle community. There are a number of other advantages afforded by buying into this adult lifestyle community over a remote cottage, notably the security and year-round maintenance.

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Manotick Place Retirement Community (click to open)
1145 Bridge Street, Manotick, Ontario, K4M 0G8
 
 
 


This community is exceptional for its generous selection of suites. There are four different styles of suites to choose from, but all are ideally spacious, complementing the overall beauty and modernity of the building. The views from suites are another wonderful aspect of life here. Some look out on the Rideau River, while others look out over the vibrant main street of the village.

It's an ideal destination for people from throughout Ottawa Region who want proximity to the capital but crave the best quality living environment, at prices that are suitably lower than you'll find closer to Ottawa centre.

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Sts. Peter and Paul Residence (click to open)
221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4
 
 
 


This is more like a warm home than anything else, where you'll feel welcomed when you're new, and special once you've settled in. Staff is noted for kindness combined with professionalism. Hominess might be the hallmark of Sts. Peter and Paul Residence. This is exemplified best, perhaps, in the hub of community life, the Great Hall. Here, you can sit and chat with friends, watch TV, play a game, or just read quietly, while you bask in the warmth of the sunshine streaming in through the generous windows here. The dining room, too, is focused on creating the right ambience, where friends enjoy a great meal with friends, three times a day.

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Carp Commons Retirement Village (click to open)
458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0
 
 


This is the kind of place where people will discover how great senior living can be. The expertise behind this project will help create a community where people make friends, form bonds and enjoy life in a group of senior peers. Those who have lived alone will find that they make great friends with others and learn to enjoy life anew.

You really will find it nice to have people your same age just outside the door, people who want to be with you. You’ll also discover that your interests expand. Consider the possibility that some of your best days might still be ahead of you. We have seen many people’s lives improve immensely in places like Carp Commons.

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Davenhill Senior Living (click to open)
877 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3M2
 
 


Many things about Davenhill Senior Living excite us: the lively downtown location, the elegantly appointed dining room, its unique memory care floor and the warmhearted staff. This breadth of excellence makes the Davenhill notable. It’s a lot like the city it's at the hear of: diverse and inclusive, where people are friendly and companionable, and there’s lots of great dining!

The fact that this is a non-profit means that costs are lower than you might pay elsewhere in the city. And you'll also notice a casually comfortable feel to Davenhill Senior Living. Finally, it's also worth noting that the Davenhill encourages Bible study and other spiritual growth.

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Holland Gardens (click to open)
552 Holland St W, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 2H4
 
 


Holland Gardens will notably offer a full continuum of care, a unique service in the area. This will allow independent seniors to move in on their own and acquire care as they need it. This creates an opportunity for couples who have different care requirements, who want to live together in the same building.

This also promises excellent food and dining. Seniors who come in to look at the community get a preview of that when they are treated to a High Tea or a Strawberry Social. Carrotfest will be another success. Making the move out of a traditional family home into a senior living community is challenging but we find that Holland Gardens makes it very inviting!

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Martindale Place (click to open)
1128 Vansickle Road North, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3W1
 
 
 
 


This community is exceptionally affordable among similar 60 Plus communities across the province. Here, you can live in a new home in a ready-made community. When you move in, you'll find that community is just understood by people who live here. That makes it radically different from the regular urban neighbourhood you're moving out of. Here, people look out for each other and neighbours become great friends over time. This community achieves its ideal of a "peaceful dwelling place."

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Presentation Manor (click to open)
61 Fairfax Cresent, Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 1Z7
 
 
 


Presentation Manor reminds us of other new buildings that take advantage of the opportunities presented by a fresh start in planning and development. Spacious communal areas and brightly lit interiors are part and parcel of life here, and in the Manor that will be especially evident. Bright sunlight pouring in through that bank of windows will put everyone in a great mood. The progressive approach carries over to the community, where people are encouraged to personalize their suites, pets are allowed, and more.

Spiritual welfare is a unique focus of Presentation Manor. You’ll find a Catholic chapel with daily Mass; of course, people of all faith backgrounds are welcome. Residents are encouraged to participate in Mass but more importantly, to take an interest in each other’s personal and spiritual wellbeing. The Manor promises to bring state-of-the-art senior care to the Clairlea/ Birchmount Park area. It’s a great opportunity to find your place in a new community and be an integral part of community-creation.

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Heritage Place Retirement Residence (click to open)
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 5A9
 
 
 
 


One thing apparent about Heritage Place is that there’s always something to do here. People here love the daily brain fitness activity. There’s a slate of things to do every day, including card games, yoga, movies, shopping trips, workshops, live music and the list goes on. (Of course, you also have the privacy of your own condo.) The rich social aspect of living here makes it worth moving away from a traditional family home. We see it as an ideal bridge between typical active lifestyle communities and independent living for seniors.

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Caroline Place (click to open)
118 Market Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3P9
 
 
 


If we were to highlight one exceptional aspect of Caroline Place, it would have to be the food, offered in rich variety. We’re impressed with the choices! You can sample the buffet, where there are creative entrees to choose from, prepared by the in-house chef. Meals are also very well-balanced, special diets are accounted for, and throughout the day, you’ll find snacks and fruit available in the café. And there’s always someone to share the moment with, whether that’s a fellow senior or one of the caring, enthusiastic staff.

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Allandale Station Retirement Residence (click to open)
357 Yonge St, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4C9
 
 
 


We’re excited by new developments like this one, places that take all the best of contemporary retirement living expertise and put that all under one new roof. This will offer people an opportunity to create a new life in a new environment.

It’s easy to imagine that this community will have a number of idyllic qualities. They’re experts at facilitating excellent staff teams, and like other communities, it promises contemporary, spacious suites and living space. Its proximity to Shanty Bay and the expansive beachfront park there is just one more appealing aspect.

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The Elden of Bradford (click to open)
3131 8th Line, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 4H2
 
 
 


This will appeal to people with progressive ideas about what a seniors’ retirement community ought to be like. Independently run, this community will be able to respond flexibly to the needs of residents. This community promises to be something special, for discerning seniors and families in the area.

We love it that the developers invited Bradford seniors and residents to open information sessions where they were encouraged to provide feedback and guide changes in the development of the community. There’s an experimental aspect to this community that promises to make it open-ended in an ongoing basis, ideal for Bradford residents who are similarly progressive-minded.

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V!VA Oakville (click to open)
1 Sixteen Mile Drive, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1P3
 
 
 


The best and brightest of senior care living is going into this community. The amenities here are going to be dazzling. It will be home to an onsite café, pub, and other five-star features. There’s also going to be a hairdresser and a manicurist, along with a concierge to make sure all your needs are met. People who participate in brain gym really enjoy the benefits of this program.

We think that if you’re going to move somewhere new, why not move somewhere brand new? The benefits of this are many. If you are looking for the best in the GTA, just imagine life in one of these bright suites with wide windows and completely new bath and kitchen stuff. This place promises a new kind of freedom, like you’ve never felt before.

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Lifemark Residences (click to open)
14018/14022 60A Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, V3X 2N2
 
 
 
 


The unique appeal of Lifemark isn’t hard to grasp: it’s like a bunch of friends living together in a house right-sized for all of them. At any time, choose the privacy of your own room, hang out in common areas, or take time outside to garden or enjoy the sunshine in the privacy of your yard.

For Surrey and Greater Vancouver seniors who need assistance and want an alternative to a traditional retirement building, this is it! Needing help with some daily personal or household tasks shouldn’t necessitate the move into a big building. It’s a cozy house that might be the best decision you ever made.

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Wildpine Retirement Residence (click to open)
10 Wildpine Court, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1C6
 
 
 


Wildpine Residence promises a lot of healthy, happy personal interaction, with amenities and activities designed for people with variety of abilities. The fitness room is a highlight of featured amenities listed here. Comfort Life’ s experience with other communities shows that this will be a popular meeting place. People who move in here may be surprised how much they love the community of peers all with the same life experiences and the same interests.

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Brentview Towers (click to open)
3524 31 St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 2A5
 
 
 
 


We love that Boardwalk Properties, Brentview Towers’ owners, are cultivating a reputation for excellence with this and other projects in the city. If you’re considering a move here, feel confident that they will continue to develop this into a superb place to live. Award winning renovations elsewhere in the city have turned buildings into luxurious destinations that have blown away tenants’ expectations.

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