Canterbury Place Retirement Residence is perfect for independent seniors and for those who need a customized care plan to support their independence.
The perfect walkable community, our retirement home is ideal for individuals who enjoy the many things North York has to offer, including parks, shops, restaurants and theatre. Enjoy a short walk to the North York Central Library, The Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, Meridian Arts Centre, and the North York Centre Subway Station. Canterbury’s residents appreciate the amphitheatre, the garden court, fountains, farmers market and special events at Mel Lastman Square.
Life Enrichment is planned around your hobbies and interests and offers physical, social, intellectual and purposeful opportunities. Residents can be as active or as relaxed as they choose, as all programs are designed to enrich one’s lifestyle.
Great food is an integral part of the Canterbury Place Retirement Residence experience. In-house chefs and the Living Loving Local farm-to-table program offers fresh, balanced and nutritious cuisine. Whether it be in the Bistro, the Bar, the elegant Dining Room or a barbeque on the Terrace, there are choices to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Canterbury Place Retirement Residence is a retirement community for seniors where luxury, comfort and security are just part of everyday living!
Services & Amenities
We take your health seriously, which is why we spend so much time making sure you live a healthy and active lifestyle. Our team of highly-skilled and empathetic health care professionals are available around the clock to ensure your immediate and future needs are met. We can manage light to palliative care in the comfort of your own suite. Let us be partners in your health care.
At Canterbury Place, everything we do is to ensure that you have a great day, every day. That’s why we hold monthly meetings to recognize that your opinions and suggestions are valued. Our monthly calendar is a great reflection of how we act upon your ideas. Selected by the residents, our engaging activities will inspire you to participate!
Canterbury Place is a place you can call home. And not because it's where you wake up every morning, but because you're surrounded by peace of mind and warmth from people who genuinely care about your well-being. We believe that you should feel safe and reassured when living here. The building has state-of-the-art safety features and is uniquely situated right across the street from Police, Fire, and EMS services.
Canterbury Place will energize and inspire you, whether you’re relaxing in the comfort of your suite or enjoying a game of cards with friends. Experience our chef’s home cooking or invite the family for your own personal summer barbeque on the terrace. Your friends will feel comfortable the moment they enter the Bar and share a cappuccino with you while watching a ballgame on the big screen. Try “Stretch and Balance” or “Morning Meditation” and after lunch, come down for “Afternoon Tea”. Or just stay home and be entertained so you can get to know your neighbours.
We believe the kitchen is the heart of any home. At Canterbury Place everyone is welcomed with open arms and warm food. It's never an imposition keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of both guests and family members alike. Fussing over loved ones is the rewarding part of creating a memorable meal, as formal or informal as it may be. At Canterbury Place, the difference is our Culinary Team takes care of everything so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. We are quite literally at your service!
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Create a living space that is distinctly your own in our 17-storey condo-like residence. Well-appointed one and two bedroom suites will take on a life of their own and reflect your personal style. All of our suites have their own private balconies or terraces. If you take pleasure in a garden, our full size terraces will win you over, or enjoy your evening cocktail from your personal wrap-around balcony, while appreciating the panoramic views of the city. No doubt a beautiful sunset almost every evening! All this, at a great price. And bring your pets too.
We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by our culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.
Breakfast Sample Menu
Chilled juices, fresh baked muffins, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, breads and cheeses, hard boiled eggs.
Lunch Sample Menu
Orange almond salad with our own house dressing (as featured in the Toronto Star newspaper) or rich homemade soup, seafood Newburg crepes, mashed potatoes, lemon garlic green beans, and gourmet seasonal desserts
Dinner Sample Menu
Fresh garden salad or seasonal homemade soup, prime rib of beef, scalloped potatoes, roasted spring vegetables, and warm toffee pudding with cream for dessert
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Located right in the centre of North York, the “City with Heart”, Canterbury Place is considered a Walker’s Paradise, everything you could possibly need is within your reach. Our residents walk a short six minutes to the TTC Subway and nearby parks: Canterbury Parkette, Dempsey Park and Gibson Park. If community activity interests you, a full roster of entertainment is available at the North York Civic Centre. Enjoy the convenience of the weekly Farmer’s Market, swim at the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre or visit the North York Central Library, Toronto Centre for the Arts and Empress Walk Cineplex. Grocery stores, shopping and restaurants are all around us. Also close to hospitals, transportation hubs and the downtown core. Canterbury Place offers an inclusive, active community that reflects the multi-cultural make-up of our neighbourhood!
What People Say About Us
“Things I like about this place: feels like home, friendly, capable staff, the residents themselves—my friends and neighbours, the many well-planned activities. I find the dining areas are friendly gathering places with one’s choice of where to sit and has a varied menu to choose from. There’s always bound to be people gathering somewhere and something to do close by. I feel safe here—never lonely. The people are what makes it so good – both the staff and my fellow residents – who are very welcoming to any new residents.”
“Canterbury Place Retirement Residence is centrally located in North York, off Yonge Street at Ellerslie, between Sheppard and Finch Avenue—close to good shopping, subway, live theatre, churches and Mel Lastman Square, with a police station, fire station and EMS ambulance service nearby.
It is a modern building with 2 floors of public rooms and 15 floors of bright, cheerful apartments of various styles with weekly housekeeping services and friendly, cooperative staff.
The public rooms provide an excellent variety of spaces for activities organized by an enthusiastic Life Enrichment team. All activities are set out in calendar form and published monthly for residents’ participation, including: Book Club, Movie Club, trivia, knit & crochet group, bridge, euchre, puzzles, exercise classes, nightly movies, lectures, etc. Usually, four bus/van day-trips are scheduled each month to areas of interest in Southern Ontario.
There is a well-appointed Dining Room offering two entrée choices and an a-la-carte menu, as well as alcoholic beverages.
The Health and Wellness area is staffed with Nurses and Physicians.
Altogether, Canterbury Place Retirement Residence provides the ambience and lifestyle sought by many of us in our season of advancing maturity.”
“Canterbury Place has been my home for the past five years. A spacious two-bedroom suite for the first three years and now a compact, cozy one-bedroom suite serves my needs. The advantages I have by living on the 16th floor west side are spectacular views and magnificent sunsets.
The wide variety of available daily activities cater to resident’s level of interest and mobility range. Lots of special events add to the enjoyment with exciting trips, tours and tastings.
Cheerful, professional staff members in all departments ensure we can always feel confident, safe and part of a happy environment.
It’s always a great day at Canterbury Place!”
"Recently, on a lovely summer afternoon, I was enjoying a quiet read in my living room area, when I was impressed with how much God has blessed me with the privilege of living in such a beautiful retirement residence.
All the servers in the dining room are one of Canterbury’s greatest assets. All of these vibrant and courteous servers do an absolutely fabulous job everyday. Seeing them all brightens the beginning of each day for me. The kitchen staff do a great job of attending to a wide variety of tastes and requests. I am vegetarian, and they go out of their way to accommodate my diet preferences.
Each week, my suite is meticulously cleaned and left in immaculate shape. As well, the dedicated nursing staff are to be commended for the fine services that they professionally provide. The amount of work that the Life Enrichment team does every month in preparing the programs and calendar is daunting to say the least. Each month, the offerings of delightful trips are always impressive.
The staff at the front desk are an absolute delight. What a lovely impression they give to any person arriving at Canterbury. What more can I say about this wonderful retirement residence. Canterbury is a gem!"
“The best move I ever made was coming to Canterbury Place. As soon as I saw the accommodations I knew I wanted to live here. There are so many activities, the staff are so pleasant and helpful, and the meals are delicious. I’ve never regretted the move. I soon formed special relationships with other residents and participated in many of the social activities, my favourite: the round table political discussions they host. This place is a happy one.”
“My mother chose very wisely when she picked Canterbury Place. I honestly cannot say enough about the staff. The care, kindness and patience that you all possess and demonstrate daily is heartwarming to experience. Every single staff member regardless of their role, is a credit to your organization.”
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