Experience Belleville by-the-bay retirement living designed just for you.
Located in the lovely city of Belleville, Chartwell Bayview is an intimate, traditional retirement residence offering independent living services that allow you to comfortably age in place. With spectacular views of the Bay of Quinte, we're well known for our superb amenities, delicious dining, à la carte menus, and strong local reputation. As soon as you walk through our doors, you’ll be embraced by our welcoming, vibrant atmosphere and the palpable sense of community shared by our residents and staff.
A great place to retire
Located on Dundas Street West, our retirement home is close to everything Belleville has to offer, including an abundance of services and amenities within walking and driving distance—with local restaurants and retail stores right across the street—making running errands effortless. We are also conveniently located near bustling downtown Belleville, with its interesting mix of specialty stores, eateries, and attractions, such as concerts by the Quinte Symphony and live theatre at the Pinnacle Playhouse. If you're looking for outdoor pursuits, you can stroll along the waterfront trail of West Zwick's Island Park for breathtaking views of the Bay of Quinte.
All-inclusive retirement living
At Chartwell Bayview, you can rest easy knowing that you live in a safe, worry-free setting where services and care adapt to your unique needs. In addition to delicious dining, housekeeping, flexible care services, and transportation to appointments, we provide a range of engaging recreational experiences designed to keep you active and entertained. In addition, you can choose from a selection of well-appointed suites that come in large and bright studio and one-bedroom layouts featuring kitchenettes.
We invite you to enjoy our variety of modern on-site amenities, including a lively bistro, fitness centre, hair salon, games room, ice cream parlour, chapel, private dining room, library, and much more. Don't be surprised if you find yourself enjoying some fresh air in our tree-lined outdoor space with walking paths, listening to a live musical performance, playing billiards, joining a book club, or having a coffee or a glass of wine in our lounge. The choice is yours!
The dining experience
One of the stand-out features of Chartwell Bayview is our dining experience. That’s because our Food Services Manager, cooks, and servers dedicate themselves every day to preparing and serving three delicious, nutritious meals. All our dishes are made in-house from fresh, quality ingredients, and served in our light-filled dining room that overlooks the water. Our thrice-daily meal service is part of our worry-free lifestyle, where you are free to pursue the retirement you deserve—which could include a visit to our in-house ice cream parlour, bistro for a freshly prepared snack and hot beverage, or our private dining room that you can book for family dinners if you wish.
Activities and amenities
Chartwell Bayview feels like a waterfront destination: step onto our back patio in the warmer months and you’ll be enthralled by the panoramic view of blue water, sailboats, and birds wheeling above in the breeze. Our setting, just steps from the Bay of Quinte, is one of our star attractions, but there are so many more amenities and activities—and a special ambience—to enjoy.
It’s our residence’s friendly, vibrant atmosphere, where everyone is supported to live a life that’s active, engaged, and fulfilling that makes living here special. Our staff, many of whom have been with us for years, provide engaging and fulfilling experiences and activities so you can pursue your passions and socialize with others. What do you see yourself doing? How about staying fit at a Rhythm ‘N’ Moves class, or staying centred with a meditation session? You can be creative in our stories and poems class or musical in our sing-alongs or the regular concerts given by local groups and performers. You can exercise your brain in a “Fun with French” class, or join us for outings to shopping, eateries, and local attractions.
We also offer several dedicated spaces where you can enjoy our activities, many with stunning waterfront views. You’ll find a movie theatre, games room, library, hair salon, bistro, and fitness studio, to name a few. Whatever your choice—and that could include relaxing in your suite—you are free to spend your day your way.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,486/month
Chartwell Bayview is a small, intimate residence featuring bright studio and one-bedroom suites. Our studio suites feature a living/sleeping area and full bathroom. Some studio floor plans include optional kitchenettes too. Meanwhile, our one-bedroom suites are also available with optional kitchenettes. You’ll also find suites with stunning lake views.
Senior living in Belleville
While our official address is at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Avondale Road in the charming town of Belleville, you’ll find our unofficial location as “on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte.” Travel just a few minutes in any direction, and you’ll find everything you need: there’s Belleville Harbour and the historic downtown area with its quaint shops, services, medical clinics, and restaurants. Travel north and Quinte Mall’s 125 stores await, as does easy access to Highway 401. QHC Belleville General Hospital is six minutes away, and not far across the Belleville Bay Bridge is lovely Prince Edward County. Belleville is also perfectly positioned at just about the halfway point between Toronto and Montreal, and just over an hour’s drive from the U.S. border crossing at Thousand Islands.
Things to do in Belleville
The small town of Belleville has it all: a lively historic downtown, a waterfront setting that provides a plethora of recreational amenities and attractions, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene, with something for everyone. Start your tour downtown with its rows of historic buildings housing a year-round farmer’s market, cafés, boutiques, and shops. There are many annual events held here, including “Enchanted” during the holiday season, “Downtown at Dusk,” a festival to celebrate the summer solstice, and “Porchfest Belleville,” a September evening in the charming East Hill neighbourhood where residents showcase their musical talent on their front porches. “Pop-Ups on the Bay” is another popular and fun summer food and drink festival at West Zwick’s Park on the waterfront. A little farther east, the Glanmore National Historic Site of Canada is one of the town’s treasures, both a preserved home, museum, and a place to explore your inner child through a toymaker time machine. If you are a nature lover, be sure to visit Potter’s Creek Conservation Area with its seven kilometres of looping trails, or the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, which meanders through the town and alongside Zwick’s Island.
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.