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Harmony Hill Retirement Community Reviews

1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6


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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.



This is a still-very-new, innovative retirement residence created by builders of several other exceptional communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Staff here believe in the best of care, mixing conscientiousness with fun and pleasure, making this a happy place to live for residents. Onsite, there is a pub, a movie theatre, a hairdresser and beauty salon, a wellness center, and other in-house luxuries. Harmony Square is the meeting place between the Grove (independent living suites) and Orchard buildings (full service, assisted living area), where you'll find these shared amenities and other services.

One exceptional feature of living at Harmony Hill is the food. Meals prepared by the residence's Red Seal Chef are a great pleasure to residents. Meals balance considerations of nutrition and deliciousness, along with choice. Food is prepared fresh daily, using local sources where that is feasible.

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living

  •   $3,750 per month

  •   285 suites

Personal reviews of Harmony Hill Retirement Community


The environment is beautiful. Staff obviously really love their jobs. Without exception, the staff in every department (service, maintenance, PSWs, front desk, social team etc.) is outstanding. The meals are first class. Residents are as vital and friendly as any one can imagine and wish for. This place is fabulous!
—Todd Finlayson, family member

Simply the best. The staff are an amazing team, the food is great, spotlessly clean. The residents are so welcoming and there is a feeling of home. Would I recommend this place to a retiree, you bet !
—Simon Robinson, family member

Exceptional place ... . exceptional people ... Can't say enough good things about Harmony Hill!
—Ruth, resident

This residence is absolutely stunning, nothing like I ever thought a seniors' home would be. It's like a resort, the decor is beautiful, the staff are so polite and accommodating... The cost was below [that of] other residences [in the area].
—Tanya, family member

We had a wonderful time staying with my sister, everyone was so friendly and the staff amazing. We made some wonderful memories, thank you
—Ann, family member

A beautiful place with wonderful staff and residents, our Mum loved it.
—Susan, family member

Went for a tour for my parents and this residence is absolutely stunning, nothing like I ever imagined a seniors home to be. It's like a resort with all of the amenities of one. The decor is beautiful and the staff are so polite and accommodating.The suites are lovely and so many choices in size. The cost was below the other residences that I toured and so much nicer and larger. Take a tour of Harmony Hill and you won't look anywhere else!
—Donna, family member

Awesome place and management is above all, very dedicated to making sure they treat every resident and staff like it is their own family.They truly believe in best care no matter what. Andrea Raaymakers, the Executive Director is very kind hearted. Thanks for being so Awesome!!!! -
—Richie, family member

My mother loved every minute at Harmony Hills. Her place was sunny, bright and the perfect size for her; the social events varied and interesting and the residents warm and friendly. The staff are fantastic; they were exceptionally helpful and caring during my mother's last months of life - always available when she needed medical attention or help, willing to go the extra mile to ensure she was comfortable and safe. I can't praise them enough for providing a warm, caring environment for my mom.
—Jeanette, family member

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My mother loved every minute at Harmony Hills. Her place was sunny, bright and the perfect size for her; the social events varied and interesting and the residents warm and friendly. The staff are fantastic; they were exceptionally helpful and caring during my mother's last months of life - always available when she needed medical attention or help, willing to go the extra mile to ensure she was comfortable and safe. I can't praise them enough for providing a warm, caring environment for my mom....and for myself and our family. We felt a part of the community, warmly welcomed and as at-home there as my mother. Thank you Harmony Hill
—Jeanette, family member

A wonderful place where the staff is fun and caring. My Dad moved here in January and has had many major life changes in the past 6 months. The staff have been excellent with him and with me as well. Food is delicious and there are plenty of activities and resources for their residents - Kathy
—Kathy, family member

After having the privilege of working with the amazing team at Harmony, I can honestly say they are the very best at providing their residents with the very best of care and service. Harmony, truly is the place to call home - Theresa
—Theresa, family member

Well, mom has been here about 3 months and loves Harmony Hill. Very nice and accommodating staff. Always something fun to do too and they sure make this place feel like home for sure to the residents by opening up things to the resident's family members as well! No regrets.
—Carla, family member

Amazing staff to start with . Our mom, has been here a month and really enjoys it . It's nice to come and enjoy some of the things she likes to do as it helps to settle in . We checked out 12 different places and it was an easy choice for Mom picking Harmony hill . It has put our family at ease knowing mom is happy and safe . Thank you to all - Michael, Nov 2017
—Michael, family member

A great concept in retirement living, with so many lifestyle options. For those seniors who are completely independent to those requiring more assistance, Harmony Hill has it all. I fully recommend this beautiful home, to anybody wanting the very best - Neila
—Neila, family member

Harmony Hill is a fantastic retirement community with top notch staff and the best in services and accommodations! Their knowledge and expertise allow for seniors to enjoy their retirement years and families to have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are being well cared for.
—Rachel, family member

Harmony Hill is a beautiful home, I love how the sun shines through the building , all the wonderful amenities. It is a well thought out community , what an incredible place to live and enjoy a rich quality of life!
—Maddi, resident

My parents have just finished a 2 week trial and have decided to stay! The staff are wonderful, and residents are very welcoming. It is like living in a resort - Sue
—Sue, family member

I live in harmony hill and I really enjoy it. Everyone is very helpful I really like the girls that work here.Tomorrow we have a fashion show and I can't wait to see it - Lisha
—Lisha, resident

Other things to know about Harmony Hill

  • Friendly, helpful concierge onsite 24 hours a day. You'll come to love your concierge!
  • Located in the centre of Oshawa, it's close to churches, shopping, the library, McLaughlin Art Gallery and the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre.
  • Not far off the 401, it's simple and easy for family from throughout the GTA and eastern Ontario to visit.
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