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St. Elizabeth Village

1 Yates Gate, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1T8
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New renovation opened Oct, 2021

Lifestyle options:
Active Adult Community
Gated community
Cost from:
634 units (1-bed, 2-bed)
Condominium, Town Home

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St. Elizabeth Village

Our Perspective


There are many great things to say about St. Elizabeth Village, but one unique aspect of this community is residents' ability to leverage the market value of the home they purchase, through the community's life lease program. Given that real estate values rise steadily in Hamilton (especially on the mountain) this gives you the best of both worlds: the security and freedom of 55 plus living, along with the equity you'll build up from your investment in your home here.

St. Elizabeth Village introduces outstanding 55 plus condo living to Hamilton Mountain. Here, you might be reminded of the secluded, peaceful small towns of yesterday, while you are living in the very suburban area of Hamilton Mountain. Within this "rural village" setting, you'll find country cottage living, Victorian architecture, and other pleasing designs. Recent developments follow a vision to turn this into a kind of playground for adults. Life at the Village is really all about enjoying an exclusive lifestyle, surrounded by the good friends you'll make here.

Zest Properties really steps up the active lifestyle community game with St. Elizabeth Village. If you're interested in getting the most out of retirement, you owe it to yourself to take a close look at this inspiring community. It's like an exclusive resort, in the heart of Hamilton. You might call it paradise, as do many in active lifestyle communities.

Community’s Perspective

We asked St. Elizabeth Village to answer the following questions:

Who are you as a community?

St. Elizabeth Village is set on an impressive 114-acre natural oasis of parks and ponds, featuring over 500 garden townhomes in a variety of styles. The latest addition to our Village is Upper Mill Pond, a 4.5-storey building with 76 suites ranging from 721 sqft. to 1328 sqft. With 1000 residents and growing, you can enjoy a non-stop slate of social activities in a vibrant, active lifestyle. Call us today for current details and availability. Come feel for yourself why it makes a village.


  • Hundreds of clubs and activities available
  • Health Club with an indoor pool, hot tub, private patio area, change rooms with saunas, gym, dance and movement studio
  • Suites are designed with 55+ living in mind and with modern finishes.
  • Underground/indoor parking space

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

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

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Insider Perspectives

Reviews of St. Elizabeth Village

Cathia Sedgley, family member
"My mother is staying here and she loves it!"

Larry Sabatinos, resident
"I have lived here the last 2 1/2 years. Beautiful place to live and friendly residents. Their are many activities to enjoy once our COVID lockdowns are lifted. A wonderful place to live. "

Rachel Bartlett, family member
"Love the staff members here. They go beyond their jobs to help their residents, can't ever thank you enough for helping Jeannie. "

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Interview videos

President, Zest Communities

  • In this Perspective:
  • As President of Zest Communities, Tony DiFruscio has spearheaded some of the most important changes and innovations at St. Elizabeth Village in Hamilton. In our interview with Tony he emphasizes that retirement living isn’t about making do, it’s about deepening your enjoyment of life as you get older. He also discusses the palette that Village residents have to choose from when creating exactly the type of life they want to live.

Director of Operations

  • In this Perspective:
  • Tanya Pirie is the director of operations at St. Elizabeth Village, a retirement community located on 114 acres in Hamilton, Ontario, with independent homes, a retirement residence, and an upcoming condo building.
  • 0:59 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:50 - What occupies your time as director of operations?
  • 2:42 - What drew you to this role?
  • 3:35 - What struck you about St. Elizabeth Village when you first arrived?
  • 4:10 - How do you ensure the residents are staying connected with a community so large?
  • 5:48 - What’s unique about the model of St. Elizabeth Village?
  • 7:07 - When is the new condo building expected to be finished?
  • 7:32 - What level of care is available between the independent homes and the retirement residence on site?
  • 8:37 - What are the culture and values of St. Elizabeth Village?
  • 10:38 - What are the options for purchasing homes in the Village?
  • 11:41 - What activities and features are available to residents in the community?
  • 12:49 - What’s the relationship between St. Elizabeth Village and the rest of Hamilton?
  • 13:56 - What is your favourite thing on the menu?
  • 14:22 - How is the menu created?
  • 16:11 - How are communications handled within the retirement residence?
  • 17:24 - What is the process when a resident of the garden homes is ready to move into the retirement residence?
  • 18:59 - How do you see the community growing in the next 5 or 10 years?
  • 21:01 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 22:58 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Building TypeUnit TypeOwnershipCost fromSq.Ft. up toContact
Condominium 1-bed Life lease $550,000 - $650,000 700 - 900
Town Home 1-bed Life lease $600,000 - $750,000 700 - 950
Town Home 2-bed Life lease $700,000 - $900,000 1000 - 1800
Condominium 2-bed Life lease $720,000 - $850,000 1000 - 1200
  • Type: 1-bed (Condominium)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$550,000 - $650,000
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed (Town Home)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$600,000 - $750,000
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed (Town Home)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$700,000 - $900,000
  • Size: 1000sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed (Condominium)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$720,000 - $850,000
  • Size: 1000sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

On-site Pharmacy, Doctor Offices, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy

Club house
Community Garden
Games Room
Parking (outdoor)
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Recreation facilities onsite
Walking Path

Programs & Activities

Wood working facility. 100's of Resident-led activities, clubs and groups.


Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Responsive, immediate action kept Hamilton retirement residence ahead of the curve

by St. Elizabeth Village

When the St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence in Hamilton heard the news about the first COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C., the team decided to take immediate action.

Community at heart of retirement living.

by St. Elizabeth Village

Bruce and Jan Mochrie were considering a costly renovation to the Ancaster house they had called home for 42 years when their son encouraged them to consider a retirement community.

Sneak Peek Of The Town Square

by St. Elizabeth Village

October 17, 2017 A vibrant commercial centre at the heart of The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills will offer residents and guests a dynamic place to shop, dine, entertain and play. Upscale, upmark...

Living with Zest!

by St. Elizabeth Village

My parents lived here and were happy. We are now enjoying it here just as much! -  T. Dam What I like most about living in the Village is the security and freedom to live your own life.&...

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Ideally situated on the Niagara Escarpment. 80 km from Toronto. Close to shopping, fine dining, entertainment and the Hamilton airport.

St. Elizabeth Village is located at 1 Yates Gate, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1T8.

What's nearby:

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
IDA - Village Pharmacy
Public Bus Access
Fortinos - Grocery Store
Bishop A. Tonnos Park
South Hamilton Square - Restaurants/Shopping
Royal Bank of Canada

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