Lead an empowering lifestyle in an engaging, close-knit community, set in beautiful natural surroundings in Barrie.
Chartwell Whispering Pines is a well-established independent living retirement residence with a strong local reputation in the picturesque city of Barrie. We welcome you to experience our lively atmosphere, where you'll find bright and spacious studio and one-bedroom suites—many boasting great views—and open-concept amenities on the main floor. Our resident community is welcoming and inclusive, and you'll often find residents enjoying our engaging social and recreational experiences or getting involved in our local community with a charitable giving project.
Here, we offer three delicious and nutritious meals per day, housekeeping, medication management, optional social and leisure experiences, as well as a variety of personal care services, empowering you to enjoy the active, fulfilling, and flexible retirement lifestyle you deserve.
A lively neighbourhood
Conveniently located near Highway 400, on route to cottage country, Chartwell Whispering Pines is close to an abundance of amenities within walking and driving distance, including shopping, restaurants, grocery and liquor stores, coffee shops, banks, a golf course, and more. Just a few minutes away, you'll find the vibrant and beautiful downtown Barrie, where you can explore upscale boutiques, great restaurants, and local festivals, including the jazz and film festival. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy Kempenfelt Bay's many waterfront trails, offering unparalleled views of Lake Simcoe.
Renovations have recently been completed for some of our on-site amenities—including our dining room, country kitchen, spa, and reception! You’ll find all of our on-site amenities are designed for your comfort and accessibility, allowing you to take advantage of our many social experiences. They include a pub, fitness and activity room, chapel, gardens, spa, library and more! There's also our stunning outdoor courtyard with comfortable seating, where you can take in enchanting views of our mature trees and or go for a peaceful stroll along our walking paths.
Our staff play a big factor in our residents' satisfaction. We're proud to have many long-standing individuals working here, all of whom are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and forging close relationships with you so they can anticipate your needs and foster a sense of family.
The dining experience
Our bright, airy dining room is the hub of our residence and the perfect spot to share a meal with friends. Our offerings demonstrate our chef’s collaboration with registered dietitians to ensure that every meal we serve delivers great taste and nutrition. You can expect variety through diverse menus, meals for your guests, and fun themed dinners. We also have a bistro providing treats and beverages, and a private dining room for hosting special occasions for family and friends.
Activities and amenities
Our residence programs have been designed with connection and engagement in mind. Whether you’re seeking fun and new friendships, ways to stay mentally and physically fit, or connecting to your spiritual side, we have a full roster of groups to join, speakers to learn from, and activities to try. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy your downtime too, whether that’s on a gorgeous, contemplative morning stroll on our landscaped paths, or relaxing on a comfy sofa in our library with a bestselling mystery. No matter what your interests, we expect you’ll find people who share your passions and appetite for socializing at Chartwell Whispering Pines.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $3,791/month
To meet your needs and finances, we offer two types of suites at Chartwell Whispering Pines: spacious studios and well-appointed one-bedroom suites. Both suite options come in a range of sizes and include a kitchenette, accessible bathroom features, and a patio or balcony.
Retirement living in Barrie
Our established retirement residence in the Letitia Heights neighbourhood is surrounded by lush greenery, yet we’re also minutes from downtown Barrie. Our location on Letitia between Anne St. North and Leacock Drive means you’ll have the best of all worlds at Chartwell Whispering Pines: a natural setting that’s also conveniently close to essential amenities and services, including grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, and banks.
Things to do in Barrie
Close to Highway 400 for easy access to cottage country or Toronto, Barrie is an active senior’s dream community, with a perfect blend of beautiful landscapes, outdoor living, must-have amenities, and many activities geared towards retirees. Being perched on the shore of gorgeous Lake Simcoe offers miles of walking paths, trails, parks, beaches, and lake views. Check out a walking tour through historic downtown Barrie, try the waterfront trails around Kempenfelt Bay, or head for the boardwalk for a picnic at Centennial Park and Beach.
Summer brings a bounty of gorgeous park space, festivals, and our popular farmers’ market. If you’re a fan of the arts, why not take in a concert by Huronia Symphony Orchestra or a live performance at Georgian Theatre or Five Points Theatre? Craft brew fans will love getting a pint at the Flying Monkeys tap room.
Shopping for retirement homes?
There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in.