In the heart of Burlington, a welcoming and friendly residence offering a social and active lifestyle.
Located in the heart of Burlington, Chartwell Christopher Terrace is an established retirement residence with bright and fresh décor welcoming seniors searching for an independent living lifestyle. Our traditional retirement home enjoys a strong reputation, thanks to our friendly residents and staff who are known for their outreach in our local community.
Here, you can enjoy nature at its finest as we’re surrounded by beautiful green spaces, including our lovely courtyard and gardens. We also offer spacious and bright studios—some featuring kitchenettes—and one-bedroom suites.
Burlington is considered one of Canada's best communities to retire for seniors. A few minutes from downtown, our desirable location is near many convenient services and amenities—some within walking distance—including grocery stores, Wal-Mart Supercentre, pharmacies, coffee shops, places of worship, and much more. We are also within walking distance to the Roseland Plaza which includes Wellwise by Shopper’s Drug Mart, and nearby major malls, including Burlington Mall and Mapleview Mall. If you wish to stay active, we're just south of Lake Ontario, with its waterfront walking trails, Spencer Smith Park, and Brant Street Pier, one of the city's signature attractions.
Feel at home—and part of our community
Step through our doors and you'll quickly feel part of our close-knit community of residents, where you will truly feel at home. Our long-standing staff and engaged residents are why we boast such a warm and inclusive atmosphere, where people from every background are welcome. In addition, being a smaller home means we benefit from an intimate setting, where everyone can get to know one another well and staff can provide an exceptional customer experience by developing relationships built on respect and friendship.
Here, you may find yourself enjoying live music in our lounge, chatting with a friend in our lovely bistro over a cup of coffee, going on shopping trips with friends, or perhaps even joining an exercise class. Our variety of on-site amenities are also where you'll experience a wide range of optional life enrichment programs for a more fulfilling and active social life.
The dining experience
Just like our independent living lifestyle that includes a choice of suites, activities, amenities, and care service options, the dining experience at Chartwell Christopher Terrace is equally about choice. Every day you’ll receive three tasty and wholesome meals with your choice of daily featured menus, or our tempting à la carte menu. You can’t ever go wrong—either selection offers you chef-prepared, nutritious fare using seasonal ingredients whenever possible. We also happily accommodate special dietary needs. You’ll enjoy your meal surrounded by welcoming residents and friendly staff in our warmly decorated dining room, graced by floor-to-ceiling windows. You are also welcome to invite guests, or host family dinners (we cater too!) in our equally charming private dining room.
Activities and amenities
Our retirement residence is a dynamic, active community of socially-minded seniors living their best lives in a flexible and supportive environment. Our LiveNow life enrichment programming with its varied roster of activities plays a large role in achieving that. It offers a wide range of experiences to empower you to pursue your passions and connect meaningfully with like-minded people. Move your body in our fitness classes; use your green thumb in our garden; exercise your mind through our computer lessons; give back to your community with a volunteering opportunity; have fun during our regular outings to malls or casinos; or make friends with people who enjoy living in an inclusive community that feels like home.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $3,539/month
Explore our recently refreshed studio and one-bedroom suites in our low-rise retirement residence, many with lovely views of our surrounding wooded lawns and courtyard. Each suite is light-filled and well-appointed, with some having a kitchenette should you wish to prepare a light meal or snack. Laundry facilities and communal kitchenettes are onsite too. You are welcome to park your vehicle in our outdoor lot!
Senior living in Burlington
You’ll find Chartwell Christopher Terrace has an excellent location: it is steps away from Roseland Plaza, and the central New Street and Guelph Line intersection that is minutes away from the Burlington Mall and the QEW. It is also nestled in one of Burlington’s most established neighbourhoods, with pretty Roseland Creek winding its way through leafy streets to Lake Ontario. You can pop into Roseland Plaza for coffee at Tim Horton’s and healthcare needs at the Shoppers Drug Mart Wellwise Centre, while Marilu’s grocery store is just a few minutes east. Take the bus outside the residence’s front door and you are a five-minute ride to Burlington’s impressive Central Park complex, with library, recreation centre, gardens, and bandshell. The city has a comprehensive range of medical and dental clinics throughout, including Joseph Brant Hospital. Burlington’s beautiful lakefront parks, trails, and quaint downtown restaurants and boutiques beckon just to the south. Whether you drive, take transit, or walk, you’ll find everything you need nearby.
Things to do in Burlington
Burlington has tremendous appeal, not just for its convenient location between Toronto to the east and Hamilton to the west, bordered by the stunning Niagara Escarpment to the north, and the picturesque Lake Ontario lakefront to the south, but because of the wealth of things to see, do, and experience. All of this is wrapped up in a community that is also peaceful and safe—a perfect place for active seniors!
Start by taking a stroll at the waterfront in Spencer Smith Park. Besides spectacular views, you can take long walks on the Brant Street Pier or along the Waterfront Trail. The park is home to the annual Sound of Music Festival, and Canada’s largest ribfest. While you’re there, go into the iconic Discovery Landing building with its impressive observatory and ice rink. Just a little farther west you can explore Burlington’s rich Indigenous history at the Joseph Brant Museum. Cross Lakeshore Road and spend a few hours at the beautiful Art Gallery of Burlington. Another short walk and you’re at Village Square, a vibrant hub of boutiques, restaurants, and arts and culture attractions, close to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Downtown boasts many destination restaurants, and you’ll find lots of local fresh foods downtown at the Centro Farmer’s Market. If you are a gardener, or simply a nature lover, the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must-visit on the city’s western edge.
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..