Active Adult Reviews: Central Ontario

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Adult lifestyle communities are sprinkled throughout Ontario. And more are being developed all the time. Within a 100 kilometer radius of Toronto, there are dozens of superb communities tailored to empty-nesters 50 and older. But which is best? Which one is ideal for you?

Comfort Life has covered these resort-style communities since 2002, working with many in the retirement industry, interviewing community members, and monitoring the development of these communities. Each offers unique advantages and disadvantages, and has its own focus and characteristics. Reviews below are intended to provide an overview for prospective buyers, as they assess their options and begin the search for their next home. You'll find user comments and important background information. Contact the communities to learn more.


Adult Lifestyle Communities in the GTA and Central Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

  • This is a kosher-friendly community designed with the needs of older people in mind. Many suites have been recently renovated (as of 2020-21) showing the community’s incessantly progressive approach to meeting residents’ needs. The update complements this building’s situation in an established neighbourhood populated by many trusted businesses. Community members here are gregarious, enjoying each others’ company, and it’s part of the vibrant inter-connected communities of Baycrest.
  • I am very pleased to have made the decision to buy into this building. A lot is being offered here,
Dundalk, Ontario

  • Edgewood Suites is a great destination for people from Toronto and other urban areas who are ready to take things a little easier, slow the pace. Situated in the town of Dundalk, this promises to be an idyllic, tranquil home in rolling countryside, where you’ll also have everything you need. That’s just one way of looking at this new development because it’s also perfect for people from the area who are ready to sell the farm or other business and settle into a freer lifestyle.
Oshawa, Ontario

  • 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.
  • Beautiful building with high end finishes. [There are] lots of amenities, and the staff are amazin
Hamilton, Ontario

  • There are many great things to say about St. Elizabeth Village, 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.
  • We were able to make it our home quite painlessly and we were really happy that renovations were i
Aurora, Ontario

  • In a few short years, The Meadows of Aurora has created a mid-rise village of people who share both faith- and age-related values. It’s rightfully described as a “lovely community” that’s “caring and joyful.” The Meadows has carved out an idyllic lifestyle set in the countryside near Aurora, perfect for older Christians from the area, or those with family near here. Here, you can share life and moments together with like-minded, faith-oriented people.
  • Awesome place! My parents just love it. There are so many friendly people. Everyone looks after each
Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • River Crest Estates brings together all that’s cutting edge in the world of retirement living. Little more than an hour away from downtown Toronto, we think it’s a savvy retirement choice for all older GTA residents—or anyone 55 plus from the Golden Horseshoe—looking for an affordable, comfortable lifestyle change. It combines that ideal location with state-of-the-art construction, innovative technology, and unique housing and ownership options.

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