Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence is a beautiful 5-story building surrounded by trees and gardens and has been a part of this St.Thomas neighbourhood for over 25 years. Metcalfe Gardens Retirement Residence is the perfect mix of old fashioned hospitality and an atmosphere that is full of excitement and vitality. Offering home cooked meals along with new opportunities and experiences, this is inspired senior living at its best. From a cozy corner to read in, a quiet chapel, to a bus bound for the theatre, there really is something for everyone!
Lori has proudly been a part of Metcalfe Gardens since it opened in 1988. Her passion for excellent Customer Service is evident throughout the residence and has been instrumental in building the outstanding reputation that Metcalfe Gardens has in the community. Lori’s mission is to provide opportunities for new experiences while ensuring safety and comfort. Lori truly believes that “Metcalfe Gardens is the Next Best Place to Home”.
Services & Amenities
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Health & Wellness
Safety & Security
Health & Wellness
We recognize that individual needs differ. We work with each resident to create a personalized plan to ensure their needs are met and their quality of life is optimized.
24-hour Emergency Response System
Choice of service package – Independent and Assisted Living options available
Trained staff on duty 24 hours
Personal care assistance
Coordinated community services
Foot care nurse
Your dreams, passions and hobbies are as unique as you are. At Metcalfe Gardens you will find a place where you can continue to be you and continue to grow as an individual by being socially connected, and challenged in spirit, body, and mind. Whether you want to engage with friends, sit quietly, try new things, or experience new adventures, we will help your wishes come to life and make every day your best day ever!
Local and out-of-town excursions
Spiritual Services in our beautiful chapel
Community Involvement/Intergenerational Opportunities
Smart Fit Exercise program
Variety of social gatherings
Individual and Group programs
Safety & Security
Metcalfe Gardens is a place you can call home. Not just 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 you should feel safe and reassured when living here. Our security and state of the art fire and safety systems, including sprinklers and smoke detectors in every room, are just the beginning. All our staff are trained in health and safety, which means that your safety isn’t treated like a job – it’s woven into everything we do.
Secure entrance with door alarm system
24/7 emergency response system
Sprinkler system throughout entire home
Regular fire/safety training of staff
Meets all accessibility standards
All suites have private key entry
Regular safety inspections
Metcalfe Gardens is more than a home, it is a community. Providing everything you desire to meet your physical, spiritual, social and personal needs all under one roof.
4 lovely sun lounges
Large main lounge
Elegant dining room and intimate private dining room
Café open 24 hours a day
Billiards, Games and Special Events room
Outdoor garden areas with seating
On site hair salon
Spacious theatre area
Computer area with Wifi
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone is welcomed with open arms and good food, and keeping in mind the tastes and preferences of both guests and family members alike is a pleasure. We agree that fussing over loved ones is a joyful part of creating a memorable meal, be it formal or informal. At Metcalfe Gardens, our culinary team takes care of everything so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. We are quite literally at your service!
Your home should feel like your own, with a style and setting that’s distinctly yours. With 7 suite options, there is sure to be one that speaks to your style. Each room is bright and inviting, so sit back and relax, and worry only about your next adventure, rather than the next load of laundry – you’ve earned it.
We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team and served by friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.
Dining Services Manager
Breakfast Sample Menu
Tea, coffee, milk, choice of juices, variety of bread / toast, fresh muffins, croissants, variety of cold cereals, hot cereals, bacon, eggs, variety of fresh fruit.
Lunch Sample Menu
Tea, coffee, milk, and assorted juices, caesar salad or butternut squash soup, eggs benedict, tomato slices, or chicken ala king, spring salad, dinner rolls, with banana cream pie, fieldberry yogurt and assorted fruit for dessert.
Dinner Sample Menu
Fresh garden salad or minestrone soup, pan seared Atlantic salmon , roasted red potatoes, seasoned broccoli or garlic rosemary chicken, roasted spring vegetables, mashed potatoes and warm toffee pudding with cream or seasonal fruit for dessert.
St. Thomas was also known as the Railway City. There is an abundance of history on our Railway past, as well as museums and art galleries to explore. Jumbo the Elephant made history here in the days of Barnum Bailey Circus. The west end of the city where Metcalfe Gardens is located is home to some of the most beautiful historic homes you’ll find, not to mention our beautiful courthouse which recently underwent a multi-million dollar expansion. All of these are within walking distance of our Retirement Residence.