How we see The Edward
Everything about The Edward is done to the absolute highest standards in luxury retirement living. This includes five star dining daily, beautifully contemporary, urban living suites and apartments, and in-house amenities that you’d expect to find on a luxury cruise liner. Its visionary in its treatment of seniors. It's the right retirement home for people who appreciate the finest things in life, or for families who want the quintessential good life for their older loved ones.
The Edward sets another new standard in elegantly luxurious retirement living in the city of Calgary. Every aspect of this building is upscale and nothing but the absolute finest. You’re greeted by a concierge. There’s a long list of in-house amenities that includes several outdoor patios, a rooftop garden, an elegant piano bar, an in-house creative studio, a fitness centre, wellness centre, and a salon and spa. Suites are spacious and ultra-modern, with European-style kitchens and designed for the ultimate in comfort.
Among the highlights of The Edward, we must talk about the dining, and delve deeper into the amenities. Five star dining here meets or exceeds the standards of the city’s finest restaurants. Fare is a daily experience, really, with meals made of the finest fresh, farm-to-table ingredients and crafted into culinary delights by professional chefs.
The design and decor of amenities is striking in itself, including The Marda Theatre, The Marjorie dining room, and The Nest bistro. The naming of features gives you a foretaste of their exclusivity and acute attention to detail. For example, The Marjorie features a marble and stone fireplace, meals are always served with wine, and you’re likely to be entertained by live jazz. You’re greeted by a maître d’ who describes specials and bar selections. That’s just one instance of the impeccable elegance of The Edward. And for all that, it’s important to note that dining is flexible, and you can also eat in the more casual bistro.
Suffice it to say that you don’t really need to set foot outside of the building to be wowed on a daily basis. That said, though, The Edward is set in a suitably quiet neighbourhood, part of the cSPACE community, a vibrant community dedicated to supporting artists and visionary entrepreneurs. The Edward is an exciting breakthrough, really, another fitting example of Optima Living’s unique vision for senior living in Western Canada.
How The Edward sees itself
The Edward’s suites were designed for maximum comfort and livability. All suites are individually temperature controlled (both heat and cooling), a European-style kitchen and a comfortable living space to relax in and welcome guests. STUDIO A Studio suite is ideal for the active resident who wants to simplify their living area with a cozy urban-sized space. The Edward’s 1-Bedroom suites provide modern kitchens, breathtaking views and spacious storage. Two-Bedroom suites offer residents a second bedroom for use as a guest room, office or hobby space, plus a second washroom. This all-inclusive community offers 5 Star meals that are second to none.
The Edward’s suites were designed for maximum comfort and livability. All suites are individually temperature controlled (both heat and cooling), a European-style kitchen and a comfortable living space to relax in and welcome guests. STUDIO A Studio suite is ideal for the active resident who wants to simplify their living area with a cozy urban-sized space. The Edward’s 1-Bedroom suites provide modern kitchens, breathtaking views and spacious storage. Two-Bedroom suites offer residents a second bedroom for use as a guest room, office or hobby space, plus a second washroom.
This all-inclusive community offers 5 Star meals that are second to none.
Concierge Services: An assistant to help plan your day, book appointments, arrange services, or help with booking a memorable night out on the town. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without Concierge Services before your move to The Edward.
Support Services: Take advantage of our support services when you need help with prescriptions, appointments or assistance in your suite.
The Hive Salon & Spa: Just like in any five-star resort, the team at our in-house salon & spa is here to make you look–and feel–your best!
Luxury Transportation: Luxury living at The Edward includes having a chauffeur-driven Bentley on-hand to help you get around town, whether it’s for running errands or heading out to a show.
Much more than an address, The Edward is first and foremost a community of active, independent retirees enjoying their lives. Living here, you’ll quickly find yourself surrounded by friends of a similar life stage and background.
Everyone has a story, and The Edward is no different. Meet the caring, professional team who together make life here so fulfilling, and discover the history of cSPACE and the inner-city community that The Edward calls home.
Retirement is an opportunity to enjoy the rewards of a life well-lived. At The Edward, you’ll savour an expertly curated collection of amenities and services customized to your preferences with the help of our dedicated team, including our Concierge, Wellness Navigator, Program Curator and Executive Chef.
At The Edward, proactive, holistic health and wellness services are never more than a few steps from your suite’s front door.
All residents have access to our Personal Concierge and Wellness Navigator, an in-house nurse.
With our Studio, 1, and 2-Bedroom Suites, The Edward has a floorplan and configuration to fit your lifestyle.
Suites are built with safety and security in mind, as well as style.
Other services – including extra housekeeping, personal laundry service, daily reminders and discrete in-suite assistance to help with your day-to-day needs – can also be provided.
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Cost from $4,200
Retirement is an opportunity to enjoy the rewards of a life well-lived. At The Edward, you’ll savour an expertly curated collection of amenities and services customized to your preferences with the help of our dedicated team, including our Concierge, Wellness Navigator, Program Curator and Executive Chef. Banish the thought of being ushered through meals and activities. The Edward stands apart by celebrating your freedom of choice. Every moment of your day is up to you: when and where to dine, what activities or excursions to join, and how to keep active. Use our luxury chauffeur service when you want to go somewhere, and of course, you always have the freedom to simply relax in your suite. You’re in control, and our Concierge is available to organize activities, answer questions, and make it easier to pursue your ideal retirement lifestyle.Our holistic wellness approach is a priority and will be available to all residents. Physical fitness opportunities, nutritional food, and health support programs are balanced with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural wellness to ensure a full and complete lifestyle. With gardening, the arts, gentle yoga, TED-style talks, Farmers Market, treatments at The Hive Salon & Spa – our residents can build the wellness world of their choosing.Many people choose their retirement residence based on the quality of the food and dining. At The Edward, expect your five-star experience to include meals that are always fresh, healthy and delicious. From bespoke dinners with friends in The Marjorie Dining Room to casual breakfast fare in The Nest Bistro, or handy ‘Grab-n-Go” boxed lunches enjoyed in the Rooftop Garden, your culinary options are wonderfully varied. Safety and security are treated seriously at The Edward, so you can sleep well knowing you and/or your loved ones are in good hands. A fire-safe concrete building, keyless FOBs, secure entrances with video surveillance and screened visitor access offer the ultimate in protection. For medical safety, health checks, multiple intercoms, and call buttons ensure emergencies are responded to immediately. In addition, a 24-hour emergency response team is on-site, and is CPR trained. Much more than an address, The Edward is first and foremost a community of active, independent retirees enjoying their lives. Living here, you’ll quickly find yourself surrounded by friends of a similar life stage and background.
|Studio||421 - 480||$4,368 (Rent)||N/A|
|1-bed||477 - 801||$5,200 (Rent)||N/A|
|2-bed||733 - 959||$7,180 (Rent)||N/A|
Every meal at The Edward provides you with an array of culinary flavour and options; our every-changing menus provide new experiences and old favourites, prepared with care, using fresh ingredients, and always with an eye towards balanced nutrition. Your daily life won’t have to be managed around a set meal schedule; both the Marjorie Dining Room and Nest Bistro allow you to sit down for your meals when it’s right for you. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner times are generous so you can decide when and with whom you’d like to eat. Breakfast in The Nest Bistro runs from 8:00-10:00 am, with coffee and tea available throughout the day. Seated lunch with maître d’ service in The Marjorie Dining Room also runs 12:00-2:00 pm, leaving you with countless options to fit your appetite and lifestyle. Dinner service is another highlight in The Marjorie. You are seated at tables or banquettes for two or four, with the guests of your choice. Our maître d’ will describe menu specials and bar selections, ensuring impeccable table service. Tables can be reserved, extended family invited, or the private dining room booked.
Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Room Service (included), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)
Seating type : Open seating
Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian
Residence Amenities & Services
At The Edward, our priority is your happiness, health and well-being. Which means we’re here for you, delivering a collection of first-class, hotel-style services that truly let you live your best life.
Programs & Activities
When it comes to programming – including the events, seminars, and clubs offered here – your opinion is of the utmost importance. In fact, we believe resident input is essential, so our Program Curator meets with residents monthly to review the calendar and invite feedback, ensuring programs remain interesting, fun, and relevant. From community ‘good works’ to lectures, theme nights, outings, special events, arts and hobby classes, or anything else that’s on your mind, we want to hear about it. Your voice matters, and will be our guide in creating and refining your dream retirement lifestyle.
It is with great joy and warmest regards that I extend a heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you to The Edward. Here at The Edward, we are delighted to be a part of the Optima Living family. Our mission is to provide a haven where comfort, dignity, and companionship flourish. We are dedicated to offering an environment that enhances the quality of life for our cherished seniors.
We believe that when residents are truly at home, they feel safe, respected, and genuinely welcomed. Home is a place where their voices are heard, their perspectives matter, and they have the freedom to make choices that shape their lives. Let us welcome you home!
|Medical and other support staff|
|Registered Practical Nurses|
|Personal Support Workers|
|Health & Wellness Team||on call|
|Sleep Expert||on call|
|Massage Therapist||on call|
|Geriatric Pharmacist||visiting 1x/week|
|Mobility Specialist||on call|
|Foot care specialist||visiting 1x/month|
Care options available:
With only 95 suites but dozens of floorplans, The Edward accommodates residents who value personalized services, secure surroundings, enriched experiences, and comfortable, design-forward spaces. These values all come together in the lifestyle suites we offer in Studio, 1-Bedroom, and 2-bedroom layouts. ‘Downsizing’ has never been so upscale. STUDIO A Studio suite is ideal for the active resident who wants to simplify their living area with a cozy urban-sized space. 1-BEDROOM SUITES The Edward’s 1-Bedroom suites provide that extra bit of privacy, with a separate sleeping space from the rest of the residence. 2-BEDROOM SUITES Two-Bedroom suites offer residents a second bedroom for use as a guest room, office or hobby space, plus a second washroom. Our Suites The Edward’s suites were designed for maximum comfort and livability. All suites are individually temperature controlled (both heat and cooling), a European-style kitchen and a comfortable living space to relax in and welcome guests. From expansive windows, you’ll enjoy cityscapes or westerly views – some suites even have private balconies.
The Edward offers healthy, luxury living for seniors
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Section 23 Developments, a locally owned family business and real estate collective, has opened The Edward, an independent-living retirement residence in the inner-city community of South Calgary, whi...
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Section23 Executive Chairman Robert Ollerenshaw has made innovating away from the form central to much of his career, and his work with senior living is no exception.
Section23 Selects Optima Living to Operate The Edward
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Section23 Developments, a boutique real estate developer specializing in architecture, land development and housing is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Optima Living
Known as a unique urban hub offering inner-city convenience combined with a close-knit community, the side-by-side neighbourhoods of South Calgary and Marda Loop offer all the amenities and services you need. From shops to restaurants, and art galleries to groceries, everything you could ask for is just waiting to be discovered.
The Edward is located at 3023 16 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 6Y4.
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