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9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
134 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see VIVA Thornhill Woods

Thornhill Woods is ideal for seniors who have family in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham, and who want to improve their health and their happiness by living in a high quality environment, with excellent care. The hallmark of life here is the spacious suites and excellent dining, but the good living goes well beyond those features. There are movie nights in the onsite theatre, and an onsite pub, as well as a café.

VIVA's expertise in creating senior living experiences is on ample display here. It's a unique combination of vibrant independent living and diligent care for seniors. Assisted living includes care such as feeding, bathing, care with mobility, and more. The number of community members here makes it ideal to find an ample collection of new friends, while still being selective.

There are many signature features of living here. Perks! is a brightly lit café where you can sit and enjoy freshly baked cakes and sip delicious coffee or tea with friends. Pints! is the onsite pub where you can play some pool or watch the Leafs, Raps, Jays and Argos, with your in-house friends. Many people choose to exercise regularly, by working out in the wellness center, swimming in the saltwater pool, or joining the aqua fit class.

Community’s Perspective

How VIVA Thornhill Woods sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Hello! Welcome to V!VA Thornhill Woods - where we're Making Today Great! Located across from the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, V!VA features a wellness spa with an indoor saltwater pool, fitness studios, movie theatre, and more. Select from spacious suites ranging from studio to 2 bedroom. Enjoy 3 healthy meals prepared fresh daily with options to satisfy every palette, including Jewish cuisine. Plus, experience the exceptional care & service provided by our dedicated & passionate team.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

VIVA Thornhill Woods is known for serving retirees seeking a vibrant Jewish culture and atmosphere. Many social events throughout the year focus on on family and holiday festivities. Our Yiddish Cafe is one of the most popular regular events celebrating Jewish music and holidays. Our Jewish style cuisine is cooked up fresh three times daily by our chef's culinary team. All meat is sourced from kosher suppliers, meat and dairy are kept separate, and no pork or shellfish is served in this community.

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

Many programs and supports available including in depth individual assessment and planning individual programs and fitness.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

A family friendly and very active community with daily activity programming throughout the year.

What five facts about your community should people know?

Culturally and social Jewish environment
Jewish style cuisine with kosher meats, separate or meat and dairy, and no shellfish or pork served
Events and excursions that will appeal to Jewish culture and nostalgia
Jewish holidays celebrated
Health and wellness and 24/7 medical support

Insider Perspectives

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Watch our interview with Ellyn Rubin to learn about the unique experience offered by VIVA Thornhill Woods.

Reviews of VIVA Thornhill Woods

What residents and their loved ones say about VIVA Thornhill Woods in reviews. Starred reviews are exclusive to Comfort Life. We also collect reviews and testimonials from around the web.

Debbie Raphael, family member (2023)


Life at VIVA Thornhill Woods is truly great! It's their philosophy… As a matter of fact, when you call, the first words out of the concierge are "Thank you for calling VIVA Thornhill Woods. How can I make your day great?” They truly strive to do this for their residents and their families. My m...

Tammy Simon, family member

"My parents have had a wonderful experience here. The staff are so nice and very responsive. They really care. And the facilities are great."

Alanna Kaye, family member

"I cannot say enough about everyone who works at the community (from maintence, dining room, concierge, health care, sales and administration).They have all shown themselves to be people who are warm, caring, welcoming, supportive and responsive to their residents in every way. I could never have found more for my father, who has truly appreciated all of the efforts to make him feel welcome and a part of the community in short order. "

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Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,880


  • 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 $5,670


  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Transfers


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 441 - 465 $4,880 (Rent) +$865 per month
    1-bed 512 - 738 $5,670 - $6,710 (Rent) +$865 per month
      1-bed + den 646 - 873 $6,670 (Rent) +$865 per month
        2-bed 784 - 1002 $7,210 (Rent) +$865 per month
          Studio 326 - 576 $5,670 (Rent) +$865 per month
            1-bed 491 - 689 $7,750 (Rent) +$865 per month
              • Type: Studio
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $4,880
              • Size: 441sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email

              • Type: 1-bed
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $5,670 - $6,710
              • Size: 512sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email

              • Type: 1-bed + den
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $6,670
              • Size: 646sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email

              • Type: 2-bed
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $7,210
              • Size: 784sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email

              • Type: Studio
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $5,670
              • Size: 326sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email

              • Type: 1-bed
              • Ownership: Rent
              • Cost: $7,750
              • Size: 491sq/ft
              • Companion fee: +$865
              • Details: not provided
              • Contact: email


              Featuring Jewish-style cuisine.

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

              Seating type : Open seating

              Special diets : Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

              Amenities & Services

              Residence Amenities & Services

              Arts and crafts
              Wheelchair (electric)
              Community Garden
              Emergency call system (pendent)
              Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
              Fitness Studio
              Games Room
              Hobby kitchen
              Laundry machines
              Mail box
              Movie theatre
              Newspaper delivery available to suite
              Newspapers delivered to concierge
              Parking (indoor)
              Parking (outdoor)
              Party room
              Pet friendly
              Pool - indoor
              Private bus for outings, regular trips
              Private dining room for family/friends
              Recreation facilities onsite
              Wheelchair Accessible
              Spa tub or shower room
              Spa/Beauty Salon
              Walking Path
              Wellness Center
              Wheelchair (electric)
              Wheelchair (scooter)
              Wheelchair Accessible

              Programs & Activities

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

              Staff & Care


              Medical and other support staff
              Registered Practical Nurses
              Personal Support Workers
              Doctorvisiting 2x/week

              Care services

              Care options available:

              • Guest stays available
              • Respite care available
              • Convalescent care
              • Private home-care allowed
              • Palliative care available

              Move-in requirements

              • Medical form completed by family doctor


              Accreditation & Associations

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              V!VA Thornhill Woods is located in the heart of Vaughan, across from the active Schwartz/Reisman Community Centre and Mt. Sinai Academic Health Centre, and just minutes from great shopping and restaurants at Bathurst St. and Rutherford Rd.

              V!VA Thornhill Woods is located at 9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2.

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