Scarborough, Ontario

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Reviews of Scarborough Retirement Residence

Gain exclusive insight into life at Scarborough Retirement Residence. Comfort Life’s exclusive reviews and videos give you insider information from residents and their families.

Our perspective

Scarborough Retirement Residence combines proximity to the heart of Toronto with a down-home, family-owned feeling. It’s a relatively small community, where staff can tailor care to individual’s needs. There’s a genuine sense of compassion that comes through in everything they do here. Management is sincere, caring, detail-oriented, and focused on the comfort of seniors. Senior living is truly their life's passion as you’ll discover.

SRR offers air purification indoors and fresh Lake air outside (among other factors!), ideal for families looking for a healthy environment for loved ones, within Toronto. Its daily enrichment programs make life here just busy enough for people at this stage of life. They also extend care holistically through onsite spiritual programming. There's exceptional value given for the rates here.

The dining here is first class, with chef-prepared meals daily. The pet-friendly environment also has benefits for residents’ psychological wellbeing. Group outings include movies and day visits to a variety of attractions. If you’re looking for a comfortable place that offers revitalization and care, look closer at SRR. You can take retirement living for a test drive, thanks to short term and respite care stays.

Video interviews

We interviewed families and/or residents via video conference, asking them probing questions about life at Scarborough Retirement Residence. Get the behind-the-scenes information from those with direct experience.

Karen Fraser, daughter of resident

Watch our interview with Karen Fraser to learn about the unique experience offered by Scarborough Retirement Residence.


More of what people say about this community

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Karen Fraser, family member

What I liked about Scarborough when I first sort of visited it was it's a smaller community and I felt that there was more of an opportunity for my mum to feel part of a family versus getting lost in the crowd... Scarborough Retirement Residence bills themselves as a boutique senior residence and I consider it as such. There's very much a family feel when you enter the residence. And in terms of the ownership and management team, I feel that they're really first class...

Mom has a greater level of contentment and with that contentment... she doesn't have to worry about anything. She doesn't have to worry about looking after the house or paying bills or anything like that. She can really just enjoy her life. And so I've seen that kind of improvement. There's no question that kind of change is a significant change for someone of that age to move from the family home into a new residence. But with time, I've seen her make that adjustment. She feels that she's safe, she doesn't have to worry about anything. I've noticed the difference when I call her. There's an upbeat tone in her voice now.

For me, it feels like a home environment, a place where you actually can call it home. It has that welcoming feel as soon as you walk in the door. Staff are super friendly. There's usually residents sort of sitting in the lobby enjoying a conversation. That smaller community feel gives you a sense that you're in a home.

Darryl Cooper, family member

My mom has been a resident at SRR for close to 3 years. This place is extremely well run and puts the care and comfort of its residence first. The staff are very kind and empathetic and this approach is seen at every level of the organization. From the ownership to the facility support person the residents are the number one priority. This last year during the pandemic has been extremely difficult for all seniors homes but I’m happy to say my mom and her fellow residents have been kept safe and healthy throughout the ordeal. SRR follows protocols to the letter but is also innovative in delivering the enrichment activities and services that are so important to the well being of the residents. We would recommend SRR without reservation to anyone looking at moving into this residence.

Marion, resident

I've made many friends here. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Susan, family member

It's loaded with things to do: learn how to paint a picture, join a party and have some fun ... it has everything!

Emily, resident

There are many things that keep me busy here [including] exercise, entertainment, games and trips.

Timothy, family member

My grandfather lives here and we love to visit him here.

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