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Sts. Peter and Paul Residence

221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4
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New renovation opened May, 2022

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Respite care available
Cost (from):
not provided
150 suites (1-bed)
65 residents

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About Sts. Peter and Paul Residence

There are 150 apartments in the apartment wing. These apartments have a full kitchen and bathroom, a large living room and spacious closet space. There is no nursing support to the Apartment wing. The Retirement Home wing has 47 Assisted Living units; 28 private rooms with private bathroom and 19 private rooms with shared bathrooms. Short Term Stays (Respite Care) is available for Seniors requiring post-surgery nursing, or a place to stay while their family takes a vacation.


  • We offer short-term stays. We are COVID-19 free from the get go. We have dedicated staff who have been employed for 25+ years.

Opened in: 1983
Ownership Type: non-profit
Languages Spoken: English, Ukrainian

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


From the moment you set foot in Sts. Peter and Paul Residence, you'll feel an overwhelming sense of warmth and comfort. This charitable, non-profit community in the heart of Scarborough offers both tradition and character in spades. While comfort is built into the surroundings, it's richly intensified by the kindliness of staff – and fellow community members.

The residence is occasionally livened up by special gatherings and celebrations, ranging from UA Independence Day (celebrated every August) to St. Nicholas Day, celebrated in traditional style. There are also other highlights during the year that may include things like a visit from the animals of the local petting farm. Regularly scheduled activities include Zumba classes, Bingo, exercise classes, laughter yoga, and other fun things. Fellowship is also found in worship times together and activities like sing-alongs. The dining room, too, is focused on creating the right ambience, where friends enjoy a great meal with friends, three times a day.

The location is wonderful, just off the 401 in the heart of Scarborough, where family will find it very convenient to visit and get together for an afternoon. Bus service takes you to local shopping. Grocery shopping can be found less than a mile away. Scarborough Town Centre, also less than a mile away, features over 230 stores. The neighbourhood is blessed with rich greenspace.

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Interview videos

Chief Administrative Officer

  • In this Perspective:
  • 1:01 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 2:14 - What’s unique about the residence’s model and structure?
  • 3:44 - How do you spend your day as CAO?
  • 4:37 - How has the mandate evolved since it was created?
  • 6:10 - What kind of atmosphere does the residence have?
  • 9:00 - What’s the benefit of having an apartment building and a retirement home in the same building?
  • 10:13 - Do residents of the apartment building often transition to the retirement home?
  • 11:18 - What are the levels of care that you can offer?
  • 12:37 - What kind of activities do you have on site?
  • 13:59 - What worship features are at the residence?
  • 15:15 - Is there a common reason why residents choose the Sts. Peter and Paul Residence?
  • 17:17 - How does the residence celebrate its Ukrainian roots as well as other diverse communities?
  • 18:24 - What would you like to see expand at the Sts. Peter and Paul Residence?
  • 19:31 - How many non-profit retirement residences are there?
  • 20:15 - How can someone learn more about their non-profit options?
  • 24:07 - What’s a question not enough people ask early in their search?
  • 26:01 - What’s your favourite thing on the menu?
  • 27:41 - How do you help new residents make the transition into the home?
  • 28:59 - What are the lines of communication that are open between the residence and families?
  • 30:54 - What’s your advice for those in their search right now?
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Testimonials and Stories

  • Testimonial

    My mother & I always enjoyed seeing any programming moments from your residence, on Forum TV or Kontakt.  What a blessing you are to Ukrainian retirees who can enjoy living w/in their own community.  God bless your organization!


  • Testimonial

    I would like to extend in this email Frank's stay at your residence was happy and very much appreciated.  He loved the staff and the freedom your residence gave him. Once again thank you for providing a lovely residence.  Frank loved his stay there with you all.

  • Testimonial

    I want to thank everyone at Sts. Peter and Paul for taking such great care of my mother during her time there. She was in very good hands which gave me great comfort. Please commend your front line staff whose job is not an easy one but who do it with such grace. I couldn't have asked for more.


Lifestyle options


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 550 $1,366 (Rent) N/A
    • Type: 1-bed
    • Ownership: Rent
    • Cost: $1,366
    • Size: 550sq/ft
    • Companion fee: N/A
    • Details: not provided
    • Contact: email


    Room service is provided only for those quarantined to their rooms or those medically unable to go to the Dining Room

    Meal service : Table service

    Seating type : Assigned seating

    Special diets : Diabetic, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

    Staff & Care

    Executive Director's Message
    Dennis Levesque

    Welcome to Sts. Peter and Paul Residence. I am proud of our ability to provide the best service to our residents with an energetic and professional staff, and a resident-centric focus. There is a new roof on the building and new air handling units have been installed. Within the Retirement Home, the Great Hall has new furniture, the majority of units have new furniture and there is a state-of-the-art shower room for the comfort of the residents. All of these renovations support the aim of creating a modern and efficient residence. My focus for the Dining Room has been on providing home cooked meals and thus reducing the reliance on frozen prepared foods. Finally, our social activities program includes games, various live entertainment, walks and personal art work sessions.

    Please consider Sts. Peter and Paul Residence as your next home - I know you will appreciate the hard work performed every day by the staff to make our residence a great place to live!


    Medical and other support staff
    Registered Nurses24 hrs/day
    Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
    Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
    Doctoron call & visiting 1x/week
    Geriatric Pharmaciston call
    Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
    Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week

    Number of care staff:

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

    Care services

    Care options available:

    • Respite care available (cost from $101)

    Health Services:

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

    Move-in requirements

    Resident doctor interviews the prospective resident to ensure they meet the admission prerequisites.

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

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    Sts. Peter and Paul Residence is located at 221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4.

    What's nearby:

    Sts. peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
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