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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Shepherd Terrace 

3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed, Adult day programs onsite
Cost (from):
$3,490
Suites:
140 suites (Studio, 1-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Terrace is ideal for senior Scarborough (and area) Christians who want to have everything at hand in a loving community. The village-style atmosphere here creates a safe oasis for seniors, where they truly have everything they need or can imagine all in one place. There's a wellness clinic, the swimming pool, a pharmacy, a hair salon, and so much more. With care on hand and conveniences both inside and just outside Shepherd Village, you truly have everything you need here.

Shepherd Terrace’s Christian basis is manifest in its emphasis on excellence in senior living and caring support of residents. There’s a vision at work here, one we’ve seen put into mindful practice over many years of working with this community. Seniors love to call this home.

One other noteworthy aspect of the community is the variety of living choices available, including life lease, respite and short stays, and a long-term care facility. Shepherd Terrace focuses on independent and assisted living, but all those other community options are nearby, too, creating a diverse community of people all your own age. It’s conveniently close to the 401, with other nearby shops including the Agincourt Mall, as well as a good selection of churches: Presbyterian, Anglican, Catholic and others.

Community’s Perspective

How Shepherd Terrace sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Shepherd Terrace is a welcoming and professionally staffed retirement residence The residence offers both independent living, for those wanting modest support, and assisted living for seniors wanting support with daily living activities. Enjoy many services and amenities onsite including membership in our Health & Fitness Centre, indoor salt water pool, pharmacy, hair salon and spa, church services, immaculately maintained grounds, dynamic recreation programming and much more. Shepherd Terrace is part of Shepherd Village, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit seniors community and dedicated to the well-being of seniors since 1961. Call today for your private tour.

  • Opened in: 1961
  • Ownership: Non-profit.
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

Shepherd Terrace is part of Shepherd Village, a caring Christian and Toronto’s largest not-for-profit seniors’ community.

Shepherd Terrace conducted a resident satisfaction survey in March 2023 and asked, “What do you like best about living at Shepherd Terrace?” The top response was that it is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We also asked, “Do you feel safe living here?” and “Are you satisfied with your suite?” We’re pleased to report that 100% of respondents answered YES to both questions.

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

New residents at Shepherd Terrace are a part of our Welcome Program which provides:
• A meet and greet with existing residents and department heads such as Recreation, Nursing, Dining, and Spiritual Life
• Resident Handbook helping to answer any questions about services and support
• Personalized welcome gift
• Reserved meal seating with residents of similar interests
• Welcome package from the General Manager and Leadership Team
We look forward to welcoming you home!

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Residents are delighted to discover just how much there is to do at Shepherd Village. There are many different groups and activities to participate in, and extensive amenities including a saltwater pool and fitness centre. The dedicated Chapel is welcoming both residents and our community plus our Spiritual Life team available 7 days a week offering pastoral care. Our Courtyard Cafe provides a chance to catch up with friends and family over a coffee or meal together, and the beautiful gardens and walkways are perfect to enjoy a stroll or relaxing visit. There’s something to relish in every single day.

What five facts about your community should people know?

• Shepherd Terrace is a 144-suite retirement residence offering independent and assisted living.
• Welcome to village life! Shepherd Terrace is part of Shepherd Village, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit seniors’ community.
• Shepherd Village is a Caring Christian Seniors’ Community welcoming people of all faiths. Our Spiritual Life Team serves people of all denominations 7 days a week. You choose how, or if, to participate.
• Our range of amenities will impress you! There’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy!
• Professional and dedicated nursing staff work with assisted living residents, and their families, to develop a detailed plan of care to ensure residents are cared for according to their unique needs.

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of Shepherd Terrace

What residents and their loved ones say about Shepherd Terrace in reviews.

Janyce Bampton, family member

"My Mom lived here for over 30 years. She loved it. I was so grateful for the care she had there. She made lots of friends with staff and residents. Grateful for all the support."

Ken, resident

"The cafe is great. The daily specials are delicious and the burgers they serve are the best anywhere. They even have Starbucks!"

Diana, family member

"A caring community [with] easy access to main roads. It's a village within a community [including] access to doctors, nurses, dentists, social workers, a pharmacy, a store, cafes.... everything a person would ever need all in one place."

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,490

Individual Care plans Different levels of care available Private Duty Care / Extra Care available Assisted Living Area Lab service Residents can purchase outside resources and use agency of their choice Clinic area for medical visits

Includes

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

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,175

Individual Care plans Different levels of care available Personal and Linen laundry included in Assisted Living Lab service Residents can purchase outside resources and use agency of their choice MD visits Clinic area for medical visits

Includes

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

Assistance with

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

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 256 $3,490 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 506 $5,035 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 622 $5,565 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 231 $4,175 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 287 $4,740 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 356 $5,105 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 450 $5,545 (Rent) +$950 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,490
  • Size: 256sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • 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: $5,035
  • Size: 506sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • 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: $5,565
  • Size: 622sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,175
  • Size: 231sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,740
  • Size: 287sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,105
  • Size: 356sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • 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: $5,545
  • Size: 450sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$950
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

All meals and snacks included in fee. Meals are served in dining room daily Guest Meals Tray service to room if ill (no charge as long as doctor orders) Catering and party facilities available Special area for private dining; restaurant, cafe and convenience store open to the public

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

Seating type : Open seating

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

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

On-site Day Program

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private dining room for family/friends
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Horseshoe Pits
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Swimming
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Noreen Brooker

Shepherd Terrace is such a warm and welcoming place.  Our atmosphere is among the friendliest that you’re likely to encounter.  We attribute that to the sense of camaraderie and fellowship among those who choose to live with us.  As part of the larger Shepherd Village community, our residents enjoy all the Village has to offer, and our grounds are simply stunning.  I am extremely proud to work with a dedicated team of staff at Shepherd Terrace who embrace their roles with passion.  I hope you’ll visit us soon to discuss the unique residence that is Shepherd Terrace.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call 1x/week

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Adult day programs onsite

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with no special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(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

TB test (2 step) OR chest x-ray.

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

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

News

Recent News

Golf and Good Times in Support of Shepherd Village

Shepherd Village’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament brings residents, staff and supporters together to raise money for Scarborough’s not-for-profit retirement community. ... read more.

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Shepherd Village is a neighbourhood unto itself. Within 8.1 acres are beautiful gardens, café and restaurant, health & fitness centre, indoor heated salt water swimming pool, hair salon, convenience store, pharmacy, church, adult day centre and more, Conveniently located beside the Agincourt Mall. We have what you’re looking for!

Shepherd Terrace is located at 3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9.


What's nearby:

St. Timothy's Anglican Church
Knox Presbyterian Church
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church
Agincourt Library
The Scarborough Hospital - General Campus
The Scarborough Hospital Birchmount Campus
Shoppers Drug Mart
Agincourt GO Station— TRAIN STATION
Agincourt Mall

Compare Shepherd Terrace with nearby communities

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