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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living 

1 Canterbury Place, North York, Ontario, M2N 0G7
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
164 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

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. You'll find a rich sense of community at Canterbury Place, one that heartily welcomes newcomers.

This is a spectacularly modern take on senior living that literally towers over many other senior care choices in North York and the central GTA. Seniors find rejuvenation in a community of their peers where there is so much help ready. Care available here includes regular doctor visits, a local pharmacy, nurses on staff and a regularly visiting physiotherapist.

Residents and families highlight the many exceptional qualities of staff here. Some residents tell us openly about how helpful and pleasant the staff is, while we can see the appreciation felt by others. There are recreation ladies that keep residents busy with exercise programs, craft activities, and games including brain games. On top of that, you can see management, office staff, servers, nurses all going about their jobs happily here. The net effect is the creation of a healthy, happy community. 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, it's a wonderful place to be.

Community’s Perspective

How Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Canterbury Place Retirement Residence is ideal for independent seniors and those in need of a little extra support in a place where luxury, comfort, and security are just a part of everyday living! Centrally located in the vibrant North York neighbourhood, you can be as active or relaxed as you choose with specialized programs, amenities, and exceptional dining opportunities designed to enrich your lifestyle and feed the soul. Our "Life Enrichment" programs offer physical, social, and intellectual opportunities. In-house chefs and the Living Loving Local farm-to-table program offers fresh, balanced, and nutritious cuisine. Perfectly located walking distance shops, restaurants, the library and parks. Canterbury Place where luxury, comfort and security are part of everyday living!

  • Opened in: 2012
  • Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Our team prides ourselves in having an interpersonal approach for each resident and their needs. We understand one size doesn’t fit all and do our best to accommodate/personalize the needs of each resident. It is our collaborative approach and living the motto "It takes a Village”, that allows us to give a supportive environment to both our residents and team.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

Not only is our team involved in the transition for new residents, but they are also assigned to one of our dedicated Resident Ambassadors. Our ambassadors are an additional point of contact to help assimilate them to the community.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Residents are extremely happy to be connected to a Bank and Walk-In Clinic/Pharmacy (includes dental, optometry, massage therapy and more).

What five facts about your community should people know?

1) Verve Senior Living was awarded one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2023
2) Canterbury Place is a welcoming group of diverse team members and residents.
3)Conveniently located near Police and Fire Department
4) Minutes away from TTC, Subway and Go Transit
5) Minutes away from local Churches.

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about Canterbury Place Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

Z Abella, senior

"Magnificent place. Has a certain warmth like home. Very accommodating and polite staff with a great smile. "

Myrna Lofsky, family member

"My husband was in short term respite. He was treated with respect, dignity and love. The staff love their work and their residents and it permeates throughout the gorgeous building. The enterainment director, Simone Rowe, has a real eye for decorating and the parties are absolutely special along with the entertainment. Always happy residents. "

Alec Regis, family member

"Since 2015, my mother & father had the pleasure of living at Canterbury Place Retirement Residence in Toronto. I cannot express enough how impressed I was with every aspect of their experience. My mother has since moved on to a Long Term Care facility and I can honestly say that we miss life at Canterbury. First and foremost, the management team and staff at Canterbury Place are exceptional. They go above and beyond to ensure that every resident feels valued, respected, and cared for. Their ..."

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Testimonials and Stories

  • The care we received was really quite exceptional


    We’ve arrived home safely from our respite and recovery stay. The care we received was really quite exceptional … we loved the atmosphere, the activities and the delicious food, and found it wonderful how much all your permanent residents love living at Canterbury Place.

    Carol & Nick B.

  • You all win a feather for your caps!


    I am so happy to call Canterbury Place my home. I want to thank all the staff who plan and prepare all the events. The food is fabulous and more than plentiful. It’s great to hear the laughter and conversation enjoyed by family members and friends who are having an enjoyable time together.  Many, many thanks for giving us such memorable get-togethers.  There’s always something going on to take part in! I couldn’t ask for more – I’m so happy with my life here, surrounded by new friends and caring staff who do so much for us and always in a cheerful, happy way. You all win a feather for your caps!

    Mildred F.

  • Great Peace of Mind


    Canterbury Place has been a blessing to my mother. During my frequent visits, I have come to know a staff who is both caring and friendly and extremely attentive to my mother’s needs. I have joined my mom in the exquisite dining room for both lunch and dinner and would compare the cuisine and service to a first class restaurant.  The many programs and daily activities offered have helped my mother maintain an active lifestyle without having to leave her beautiful surroundings. All in all, the level of service and care she receives in her new home has given me great peace of mind and I would highly recommend Canterbury Place to anyone seeking a retirement residence.

    Andre C.

  • Yes, I did make the right move!


    Did I make the right move coming to Canterbury Place!  After 3 months, the whole experience has been nothing but positive. The friendliness of all the staff, fellow residents, good food, many activities and my delightful suite make life very enjoyable.

    Yes, I did make the right move! 

    Sheila D.

  • Canterbury Place must be very proud of the team they have.


    The last five or six weeks have once again reinforced my feelings that my mother chose very wisely when she picked Canterbury Place.

    I honestly cannot say enough about the Canterbury Place staff.

    The care, kindness and patience that they all possess and demonstrate daily is heartwarming to experience.

    Every single staff member that I have come in contact with, whether they be in maintenance, housekeeping, resident medical and personal care, dining, marketing, reception, or accounting, is a credit to their organization. 

    Canterbury Place must be very proud of the team they have.

    Their efforts mean so much to my wife and I, and especially to my mother.

    Bruce M.
    January 2016


  • This is my home.


    My husband had a massive stroke so we moved from our house to a condo near Yonge & Sheppard. He kept falling and I had to call 911 quite often to pick him up.

    Whenever I went grocery shopping to Metro on Church Street, I saw Canterbury Place Retirement Residence under  construction. After it was finally completed, my friend invited me to visit her relative at Canterbury Place and I really liked what I saw. After bringing my family, we moved here in November of 2014. This was the best move I made for my husband and me.

    I feel like I’m a queen – no more shopping for groceries, no more cooking, no more dishes, no more housekeeping. We get plenty of delicious food served by the friendly dining room staff. One morning at breakfast, there were no more bananas. Our friendly Chef walked in to the breakfast bistro and asked me if everything was okay. I told him there were no more bananas and he said just wait a minute. A little while later he came back with two grocery bags full of bananas from Metro – I just cannot forget his thoughtfulness of getting me the bananas… I really appreciated that.

    My husband needed a lot of help from the caring nursing staff – in the morning to wake him, bathe him, dress him and get him ready for the day, and in the evening to get him ready for bed.

    I am so happy living here in the friendly community with so much help from all the staff and residents; they go out of their way to accommodate me with my requests whenever I need their help. There are so many interesting trips and activities, exercise classes, movies, drawing, knitting, bingo, music, craft sales, etc.

    This is my home. I am living with all of my new friends and I am very happy every day!


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,825

Independent Living includes the following services and amenities: • Deluxe continental breakfast, freshly prepared lunch and dinner daily; open seating and table selection for all dining room service • Weekly in-suite housekeeping which includes laundering of linens and towels • 24-Hour Emergency Response System in suite and Emergency Response Pendant for each resident • Physiotherapy 3 times/week; Nurse Practitioner on-site 5 days/week, on-call 24/7 • Inspiring recreation program including a full complement of indoor and outdoor experiences


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,825

As well as our Independent Living, we offer a Full-Service Lifestyle which includes all of the service included in Independent Living plus a personalized plan of care: medication management, weekly personal laundry, assistance with light personal care and assistance with bathing, dressing, etc.


  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 311 $4,015 (Rent) +$980 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 475 $4,985 (Rent) +$980 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 687 $5,780 (Rent) +$980 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 823 $6,935 (Rent) +$980 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,015
  • Size: 311sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$980
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,985
  • Size: 475sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$980
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,780
  • Size: 687sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$980
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,935
  • Size: 823sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$980
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


Chef prepared, world inspired. We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail box
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Please contact us for a tour and copy of our Monthly Activity Calendar. Our Life Enrichment team hosts monthly meetings to get feedback on current activities, take suggestions for new activities, outings, movies, concerts and so much more.

Arts and Crafts
Billiards/Pool Tables
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Stuart Hammond

As General Manager for Canterbury Place Retirement Residence, Stuart is leading his incredible dedicated team who are all passionate about providing a memorable experience for all residents. Stuart also ensures all associates at Canterbury have a positive fun professional environment to grow their careers.


Stuart’s goal is for Canterbury to be the home of choice in the industry. Stuart has many years of Luxury Hotel/Resort experience working with several well-known hotel brands. Prior to Stuart joining Verve he held the title of Vice President Hotel Operations & Corporate Human Resources for a privately owned Hotel & Oil company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Stuart has lived in Toronto before and has now returned to join our team and to be closer to his family who reside in London, Ontario.


In his free time, Stuart and his partner enjoy travelling the world experiencing the finer things in life.


When you meet Stuart for the first time you will see from his energy, enthusiasm, leadership and overall charisma how he will be a well received member of our Verve team.


Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Guest Attendant
Doctorvisiting 2x/week
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 1x/week
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/month
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $139)
  • Respite care available (cost from $156)
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with no special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Chest x-ray is used instead of TB testing. Not provided for anyone over 65.

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview
• TB test required

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.


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Our neighbourhood is full of destinations. Whether it’s theatre, restaurants, retail or cultural activities, you don’t have to go very far to find things to do. On any given day, you can step out onto your balcony and enjoy the sunsets and fireworks on special holidays. The greenery of the neighbourhood will make you feel like you’re in Central Park!

Canterbury Place Retirement is located at 1 Canterbury Place, North York, Ontario, M2N 0G7.

What's nearby:

Gibson House Museum
John Mckenzie House
Willowdale Presbyterian Church
St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Saint George on Yonge Anglican
Willowdale United Church
Willowdale Baptist Church
Toronto Public Library - North York Central Library
HealthOne Medical Centre
North York Centre Subway Station
Finch Subway Station
Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre
Mel Lastman Square
North York Centre
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk
Toronto Centre for the Arts

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