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Metta Lifestyles McCowan Retirement Residence

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
142 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
143 residents

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About Metta Lifestyles McCowan Retirement Residence

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Come home to McCowan Retirement Residence, a lovely home in the heart of Scarborough. Enjoy chef-prepared meals, take an aqua-fit class, listen to our resident pianist, or host your family in our private dining room. We'll take you shopping, enjoy lunch with friends, or join one of our many outings to popular attractions in our van. Our residence offers accommodation and care packages for independent living, assisted living and dementia care. Many of our staff have been with us for 10+ years.

Opened in: 2004
Ownership Type: private
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

To ensure the safety of our residents and staff, Metta Lifestyles McCowan Retirement Residence is taking every step necessary. Whether this be through active screening of all people who enter the building, or regular COVID-19 testing of all staff members. We are dedicated to keeping our community safe during these hard times. Currently we are maintaining safe social distancing throughout the building; we are keeping entry of the building restricted to those who are deemed essential, and need to be here. Our goal is to always put the safety of our residents first, and we will continue to do so for as long as we need too. We are pleased to share that we remain free of COVID-19 in our residence. We are currently accepting new admissions, and continue to follow the guidelines put forth by the Government and Public Health units.

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Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


When you walk around this residence, you'll see that this place has more amenities than many condo complexes. Retiring here means retiring in style! One of several exceptional retirement homes in Scarborough, near the Lake, this residence offers the ideal mix of city living with some spectacular nearby greenspace, including the Bluffs' parkland. It's also close to both the Scarborough Hospital and Scarborough Village Recreation Centre. There is also a great selection of nearby shopping, restaurants and more.

Respite stays or trial stays offered at McCowan give you a chance to try this place out without making the commitment; you'll get a window into how great today's senior living can really be. This home was established in 2004 and still feels very new. McCowan Retirement Residence is managed by Greenwood Retirement Communities, a company with a reputation for offering superior senior care facilities in the province.

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,750

Enjoy the independence and freedom that you desire, with none of the worry about what to cook for dinner tonight! Make new friends, enjoy outings with the comfort of your private suite waiting for you when you return.


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,750

When you need extra care we can help, with our dedicated team of nursing staff. You can choose from our a la carte services and assistance can be either short term to help you recuperate or longer term as your needs change.


  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • 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)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $4,500

With our dedicated staff of nurses and recreation staff, our secure dementia care floor provides a home like environment for your loved one. With our specialized activity programs we provide meaningful activities and socialization. All suites are fully private with en suite.


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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 310 $3,750 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
1-bed 535 $5,000 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,750
  • Size: 310sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,000
  • Size: 535sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email


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

Seating type : Assigned seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Billiards/Pool Tables
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses16 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Dentiston call
Physiotherapiston call
Chiropodistvisiting 2x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 5
  • Weekends: 5
  • Nights: 3

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Respite care available
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

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

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Situated in the heart of Scarborough, we are close to the town centre and other shopping malls. Drug stores and convenience stores are within easy walking distance, close to GO train, on main TTC route. Easy access to local hospitals and community centres.

McCowan Retirement Residence is located at 2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2.

What's nearby:

Scarborough Hospital
Shoppers Drug Mart
GO Train
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
Scarborough Town Centre
Scarborough Village Theatre

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