Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

450 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4E2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
72 suites (Alcove, Studio, 1-bed)
89 residents

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About Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

The Barrington. Live Balanced - Live Better

Livita Barrington is a thriving retirement community located in the south area of Barrie on a quiet stretch of Yonge Street, nestled among family homes, green space and two community churches.  The Barrington residents enjoy an atmosphere of country cottage charm balanced with the perfect blend of quiet family living with the convenience of an urban lifestyle.  Experience our in-house supportive programs and activities, enjoy nearby shopping and community services with easy access to local transit available right at your door.

Our dedicated health and wellness team are ready to support each resident with a personalized care plan while respecting each senior lifestyle is unique.  The dining program includes three nutritionally balanced home-style meals each day with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Still hungry? Stop into the bistro for complimentary snacks and refreshments in-between meals. 

Guided by our philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle, we are dedicated in providing you with programs and services that promote vibrant, healthy and fulfilled living.

Residents don’t just live at Livita Barrington – they become members of nurturing and active senior community. It doesn't just feel like home- it is home!

Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


The comforting environment, only blocks away from Minet’s Point and Barrie Harbour, is just the first of several outstanding, unique characteristics of this community. We’ve heard from a number of families that the move into Livita Barrington was as smooth as possible for older loved ones who needed a change of address and found that the move here improved their lives. Staff here are renowned for their caring attitude. They clearly love their work, and take pride in helping those in their care. Seniors will be reminded of the work ethic, dedication, and compassion of yesteryear when they witness the diligence and kindness in action here.

The food, spacious suites, and the remarkable cleanliness are all sources of further delight, for both people in the community and their family members. Activities are well-attended, with happy participation from those in the community. Thanks to the warm setting and the caring community, the comfort of the transition only increases over time, as seniors here quickly grow to love their new home. It’s the kind of place that brings out the best in people, creating a great place to live in your later years.

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Daughter of Resident: Janice Benjamin

Testimonials and Stories

  • Five Star Google Review by jl Benjamin

    Livita Barrington has been a lifesaver for our family. We moved our mom to Livita back in 2020 after a hospitalization. She was unable to return home and Livita became her new HOME. It is truly a warm, comfortable place to live! She loved it! She sang praises about the staff, the food, and the accommodations.
    We lost mom earlier this year, but my dad has moved in now! He constantly talks about the staff at the Livita (kitchen, cleaning, maintenance, nursing, administration - EVERYONE!). He is treated with respect and kindness, is served great meals and his room is beautiful! ALL of his needs are being met! Livita has become a part of our family. We don’t have to worry about him living alone. There is always staff available if needed. During these crazy covid times our family feels blessed to know dad is living the best life he can and is happy! Thank you!!

  • Five Star Google Review by Sylvia Meadows

    I highly recommend this retirement home. The onboarding was fantastic. Such a caring team of professionals. Joy Grenon the Communications Mgr even came in on a Sunday to spend a few hours "bonding" with our Mom. The facility is spotless and the commitment from every team member to make the residents feel welcomed and at home is outstanding. A huge bonus was no 2 week lock-down was required because Mom has been given both vaccines. Such a relief to know she is in the best possible hands. 5+ Stars

  • Five Star Google Review by Leslie Gateau

    Great place for seniors to call home. Very happy with our choice and highly recommend it.


Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,165

Our Residents enjoy all of the comforts of home and more. With private suites and lovely amenity space residents have choice in how they wish to fill their days. Group and personalized programming, beautiful and safe walking grounds and a network of peers and team members allow everyone the opportunity to engage mind, body and spirit. Let us take care of your cooking, cleaning and daily maintenance, so you can socialize among your friends, caregivers and connect with family while experiencing the Barrington’s amenities including; • Movie Theatre • Activity Center • Salon / Barber Shop • Library • Wellness Centre • Dining Room and Bistro • Spa


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Alcove 415 - 450 $4,350 - $4,600 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 280 - 510 $3,165 - $4,400 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 435 - 520 $4,450 - $4,700 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Alcove
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,350 - $4,600
  • Size: 415sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,165 - $4,400
  • Size: 280sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,450 - $4,700
  • Size: 435sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


Our culinary team is dedicated to serving hot, fresh and well prepared homemade meals. With 90% of our cooking from scratch, our home style meals are sure to please!

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

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Emily de Winter

Welcome to the Barrington! We look forward to meting you and helping you find a place that you will truly feel at home. Whether you are new to retirement living or making a bold change in your life we know that your decision will not be made lightly. Our dedicated team is here to help guide and support you in making the best decision that will match your needs. Community living is a different, but wondrous thing, and we look forward to helping you transition and embrace this new lifestyle.

At the Barrington you will have the opportunity to meet like minded people, you will develop friendships, and you will be well cared for by the team and your peers.

Our people are our heartbeat, and as you get to know them you will discover that the bricks and mortar of a home is secondary to the heart, Welcome home! Our heart is warm and beats strong with love and support!

In Health and Wellness

Emily de Winter


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses8 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialiston call
Foot care specialistvisiting 2x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 2
  • Weekends: 2
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available (cost from $110)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

We take the time to meet with every new resident to gain valuable knowledge of their unique needs and preferences. Our approachable Retirement Living Consultant will be with you every step of the way to guide you through all of the steps and introduce you to the entire Leadership team who will support your transition to your new home.

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

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Livita Barrington Retirement Residence is located at 450 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4E2.

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