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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:St. Elizabeth Village 

1 Yates Gate, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1T8
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New renovation opened Oct, 2023

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

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Our Perspective

How we see St. Elizabeth Village

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 consistently 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 investing 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 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

How St. Elizabeth Village sees itself

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 mid-rise five-storey building with 76 suites ranging from 721 sqft. to 1324 sqft. With over 1000 residents and growing, you can enjoy a non-stop slate of social activities in a vibrant, active lifestyle. Call us today for more 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.
  • Natural oasis of ponds, parks and greenery.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

As a resort style community, we offer a range of amenities and benefits that cater to older adults' interests. With many clubs, activities and community events, there is always something for an individual (or couple) to easily get involved in.

If you have a jet-setting lifestyle, we offer you lock and leave convenience. No need to worry about exterior maintenance, all taken care of for you.

A welcoming, mature community of over 1000 Residents and growing that offer a sense of community and a social connection that you may not find in a traditional living setting.

All the above in a beautiful, natural setting that includes ponds, parks, walking trails that are conveniently located near shopping, services and entertainment.

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

The Residents have their own Welcoming Committee to give a formal welcome to the Village and inform them of necessary community and contact information. Also, the Residents have a weekly Coffee Hour gathering that speaks to current news and events.

On the management side, the Resident Services office provide a monthly newsletter with a calendar of events and relevant Village information. The Village also as a private, internal tv channel that broadcasts latest news and announcements.

How are residents supported if their needs change?

St. Elizabeth Village has not responded to this question yet.

Under what conditions would you advise someone against choosing your community?

St. Elizabeth Village has not responded to this question yet.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

There is a surprising number of activities, interests, groups and events that happen in the Village. Everything from Aqua Fit to Zumba and so much more. You have the choice to be busy or relaxed as you like.

We have an eclectic mix of amenities:
- A multi-denominational Church.
- Three doctors on site
- Pharmacy on site
- Physio and massage therapist on site
- Hair salon on site
- Access to city transit
- An assisted living care facility on site that offers respite care

All Located on Hamilton Mountain, near shopping, dining and entertainment.

How will your community change in the next five years?

St. Elizabeth Village has not responded to this question yet.

What five facts about your community should people know?

- 114 acres of lush greenery with ponds and walking paths nestled on Hamilton Mountain
- Over 1000 Residents make up a fun and active community
- 558 Garden Homes and 76 condo-style units
- Over 100 clubs, activities, interests and many events to discover and enjoy
- Plenty of amenities to enjoy, including a heated indoor pool, space for pickle ball and other interests

Insider Perspectives

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What people with insider's knowledge of St. Elizabeth Village shared with Comfort Life.

Watch our interview with Tanya Pirie to learn about the unique experience offered by St. Elizabeth Village.

As President of Zest Communities, Tony DiFruscio has spearheaded some of the most important changes ...

Reviews of St. Elizabeth Village

What residents and their loved ones say about St. Elizabeth Village in reviews.

Judy Taylor, family member

"Loved my visit to my son and daughter in law. Was impressed with the cleanliness of the grounds. "

Pat Pattison, resident

"I have lived here since 1996. Love its great community spirit. Extremely pretty surroundings. So much to do, you could be busy all day depending on your abilities. A city bus comes into the property. Access in village to Cafe, IDA drugstore. Hairdressers. Physio practice. Two Doctors practices on site. With a swimming pool etc! "

Steve P., resident

"Love this place !!!!! "

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Building TypeUnit TypeOwnershipCost fromSq.Ft. up toContact
Town Home 1-bed Life lease $550,000 - $650,000 700 - 950
Condominium 1-bed Life lease $550,000 - $650,000 700 - 900
Town Home 2-bed Life lease $650,000 - $900,000 1000 - 1800
Condominium 2-bed Life lease $720,000 - $850,000 1000 - 1200
  • Type: 1-bed (Town Home)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$550,000 - $650,000
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed (Condominium)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$550,000 - $650,000
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Cost mth/from: N/A
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed (Town Home)
  • Ownership: Life lease
  • Cost:$650,000 - $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, Golf Simulator

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

Programs & Activities

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



Recent News

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

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.... read more.

Community at heart of retirement living.

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.... read more.

Sneak Peek Of The Town Square

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...... read more.

Living with Zest!

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.&...... read more.

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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

Compare St. Elizabeth Village with nearby communities

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St. Elizabeth Retirement ResidenceHamilton, Ontario 0.22km
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Parkland AncasterHamilton, Ontario 4.45km
Aberdeen GardensHamilton, Ontario 5.37km

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