Scarborough Retirement Residence

Scarborough Retirement Residence

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
124 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
137 residents

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About Scarborough Retirement Residence

Scarborough’s Premier Boutique Retirement Community is a family owned and managed residence that offers seniors the opportunity to maintain their independence. Enjoy healthy Chef-prepared meals, physiotherapy, fall prevention programs, air purification for optimal health, daily life enrichment programs as well as a Chapel with daily mass services. We pride ourselves on a level of excellence that comes from dedicated and caring staff. We also accommodate short-term trial or respite stays.

Opened in: 1989
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: English

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This residence combines proximity to the heart of Toronto, with a down-home feel, due to its being family owned. This is a relatively small community where people care for each other; residents have the option of being as open or as private as they want to be. You can take retirement living for a test drive, thanks to short term and respite care stays. Security is provided through overnight staff.

Chef-prepared meals, physiotherapy and daily enrichment programs are just some of the home's features that make life here especially great. The community extends care holistically through onsite spiritual programming. The pet-friendly environment has also been shown to have benefits for psychological wellbeing. Group outings include movies and day visits to a variety of attractions.

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Interview videos

Inspiring Leaders - Scarborough Retirement Residence: Marie-Josee Lafontaine
  • In this Perspective:
  • At Scarborough Retirement Residence, owner Marie-Josee Lafontaine's deeply personal commitment to excellence finds new expression in advocating for deeper relations between the private and public health care sector. She sees this as having potential to transform the industry. Below, in the transcribed interview, Ms. Lafontaine shares some of her personal history, changes she’s seen, and those she’s currently pushing forward.
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Scarborough Retirement Residence - Interview with Management: Maureen Scordamaglia
  • In this Perspective:
  • Maureen Scordamaglia is the community relations manager for Scarborough Retirement Residence, a retirement community in Scarborough, Ontario offering independent living and assisted living services.
  • 0:44 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:04 - What drew you to this field and ultimately to Scarborough Retirement Residence?
  • 1:48 - What first struck you about the residence when you first joined?
  • 2:25 - What makes Scarborough Retirement Residence unique in the area?
  • 3:28 - What does being an independently owned residence allow you to do?
  • 5:22 - How do you keep families informed about what’s going on inside the residence, and with their loved one?
  • 7:00 - What are some unique programs and features you offer?
  • 8:07 - How do you build your menus?
  • 9:38 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 9:55 - Is there an event or occasion you look forward to every year?
  • 10:39 - What’s the relationship between the residence and the larger community of Scarborough and the GTA?
  • 11:31 - How would you describe the lifestyle at the residence?
  • 12:46 - What level of care do you provide?
  • 14:34 - What’s your advice for families who disagree about making this move?
  • 15:52 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 16:49 - What changes do you see coming for the residence in the next 5 or 10 years?
  • 17:58 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,260


  • 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 $3,260


  • Designated dining area
  • 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)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 264 - 510 $3,260 - $4,550 (Rent) +$900 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 480 - 620 $4,620 - $5,365 (Rent) +$900 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,260 - $4,550
  • Size: 264sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$900
  • 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
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,620 - $5,365
  • Size: 480sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$900
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


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

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hobby kitchen
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
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/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

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

Staff & Care


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call & visiting 1x/week
Health & Wellness Teamon call
Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/week

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 3
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $135)
  • Respite care available (cost from $135)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

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

Move-in requirements

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

Accreditation & Associations



Scarborough Retirement Residence is just steps away from the Scarborough Village Seniors' Centre, churches, shopping, banks, convenience stores, and public transit is at our doorstep.

Scarborough Residence is located at 148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8.

What's nearby:

St. Boniface Catholic Church
Pharmasave Pharmacy
Scarborough Village Seniors' Centre

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