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Reviews of VIVA Whitby Shores

Gain exclusive insight into life at VIVA Whitby Shores. Comfort Life’s exclusive reviews and videos give you insider information from residents and their families.

Our perspective

Expect top of the line luxury and comfort here, from spectacular external scenery to the spaciousness of your suite. Over its history, V!VA has been redefining what senior living means. This promises to be another step forward. People in V!VA Communities expect — and receive — the very best, and that’s what you can expect at Whitby Shores as well.

At Comfort Life, we’ve come to expect great things from V!VA, having worked with them for nearly 20 years. Whitby seniors should be excited when this company is breaking new ground on the shores of Lake Ontario. V!VA has a penchant for creating vibrant communities where seniors discover a life full of new possibilities and interests.

The most immediately striking thing about Whitby Shores is, of course, the vista of the Lake Ontario shorefront. There’s a waterfront park and yacht club here, and it’s safe to assume that this will entail an exciting life inside the community. As indicated by the name of the company, you’ll find good living here. One of the things you can look forward to is the variety of activities and interests you can indulge — daily living, where one day to the next is full of variety, happy surprises and little moments of grace. The slate of activities here includes lectures on varied interests, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting events and more. There are also outings to local shopping, the local race track, big league sports events, and art galleries or museums. V!VA makes every day as interesting as you want it to be. That means you can choose to head out with friends to the daily outing ... maybe spend a quiet afternoon in your suite reading ... whatever you choose!

Video interviews

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

Linda Warren, daughter of resident

Watch our interview with Linda Warren to learn about the unique experience offered by VIVA Whitby Shores.


More of what people say about this community

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Julie, family member

My mother recently stayed in respite care at VIVA Whitby Shores following her knee replacement surgery. She was very pleased with her experience; the staff here are incredible!! From the moment we walked in, they were so warm & welcoming. And throughout her stay, the Wellness Team were quick to respond to her needs, help her move around her room, deliver ice for her cooling machine; whatever she needed was taken care of for her. I knew she was in good hands throughout her full 2 week stay, and to be honest, now that she’s back home she misses the service ... We would highly recommend VIVA Whitby Shores to friends & family.

Ross B., family member

My mother moved into Whitby Shores in June 2020. Given the Covid pandemic there were understandably a few restrictions but the staff have been tremendous at welcoming her and ensuring she settled in quickly. They are truly thoughtful and caring! ...If you are considering a retirement community I would highly recommend that you visit Viva Whitby Shores and give them an opportunity to introduce you to what they have to offer.

Tim Olson, family member

My parents moved into VIVA Whitby Shores in early March, just after they opened and just before the pandemic. Our experience thus far has been exceptional to say the least. The facility is beautiful, but the key to it being exceptional is the staff. They truly care about the residents and they obviously love their jobs. Their main concern during the pandemic has been the safety of everyone, but at the same time, making sure there were lots of activities and excitement to keep everyone occupied.

Linda Warren, family member

If you are looking for the perfect retirement community in Durham Region, look no further. Absolutely beautiful facility with well appointed suites and marvelous common areas, professional, supportive and compassionate staff, and exceptional lifestyle options.

My Mom has lived here since its opening six months ago, and even though there have been challenges brought about by COVID, the staff have exemplified the five values of VIVA: Be a friend; Make it better; Love what you do; Work as a team; Have fun! Staff [have done] everything within their power ... Common spaces [here] are gorgeous ... the food is restaurant quality under the direction of their creative executive chef and staff. The leadership team is thoughtful and kind.

Margaret Schmidt, resident

How wonderful lifestyles services are at Viva Whitby Shores, as I live here with my husband Art.

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