Enjoy a social, supportive lifestyle in a friendly community of neighbours in beautiful Galt.
Located in the heart of downtown Cambridge, Chartwell Queen's Square is an intimate, well-established retirement residence nestled in a lovely neighbourhood surrounded by mature trees, fountains, and Victorian homes. You'll find our retirement community feels like a true family home, thanks to our warm, welcoming atmosphere, tight-knit community of residents and staff, and strong local reputation.
We offer valuable independent living services that allow you to comfortably age in place, including delicious and nutritious dining, weekly housekeeping, medication management, as well as a variety of personalized care services tailored to your needs. Here, you can choose from a selection of spacious suites that come in bright studio and one-bedroom layouts featuring kitchenettes.
Welcome to downtown Cambridge
Designed as the Galt City Centre, historic downtown Cambridge is a bustling city known for its specialty boutiques, great dining, farmer's market—the oldest in Canada—and arts and cultural festivals. Located near Highway 401 and public transit options, our desirable location is within close walking and driving distance of many convenient amenities and services: Cambridge Centre Mall, restaurants, grocery stores, libraries, banks, pharmacies, liquor stores, coffee shops, places of worship, and Cambridge Memorial Hospital. If you wish to stay active, you'll find many recreational opportunities here too, with attractions such as Cambridge Sculpture Garden and Victoria Park with its beautiful walking trails.
A vibrant, fulfilling place to live
Our engaged and active community of residents loves to spend time socializing and enjoying everything our lifestyle has to offer. Our variety of on-site amenities is where you'll experience a wide range of optional life enrichment programs for a more fulfilling and active social life, where both social and individual pursuits can flourish. You'll often find our residents enjoying a live musical performance, learning a new hobby, discussing current events in the library, or keeping fit in an exercise class.
In addition, being a smaller home means we benefit from an intimate setting, where everyone can get to know one another and our long-standing staff can provide an exceptional customer experience by developing relationships built on respect and friendship.
The dining experience
Our bright, open dining room is the perfect place to gather with friends over a delicious, healthy meal crafted by our culinary team. Your lifestyle includes three meals a day with a varied selection of menu items presented by our friendly servers. Our residence also has a wonderful bistro featuring freshly baked snacks and a perfect cup of coffee, as well as a private dining room for hosting your guests.
Activities and amenities
No matter what your interests are, we have something for everyone at Chartwell Queen’s Square, with programs and activities designed with variety, fun, enrichment, and wellness in mind. Our activities allow you to practice cherished hobbies—or try some new ones—while in the company of friends.
You’re welcome to keep fit and flexible in exercise classes designed to suit all abilities. Creative types will appreciate arts and craft workshops that engage your hands and imagination.
Music lovers will adore our piano and live entertainment by visiting performers. You can keep learning with our educational series featuring engaging guest speakers and exhibitors too.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $2,995/month
There are two suite types at Chartwell Queen's Square. For those looking for an easy-to-navigate suite, we have our comfortable studios complete with a kitchenette and an accessible bathroom. We also have larger one-bedroom suites, which feature a separate bedroom, kitchenette, living room and bathroom with grab bars.
Retirement living in Cambridge
Chartwell Queen’s Square is located right beside the Grand River in lively downtown Cambridge, a picturesque city just south of Kitchener and close to the 401. Our residence is within walking distance of many essential and convenient amenities, such as banks, fantastic restaurants, pharmacies and quaint coffee shops, as well as medical clinics and Cambridge Memorial Hospital. We’re also close to the public transit system for you to explore the area or welcome local visitors.
Things to do in Cambridge
Cambridge is known for its charming streets with a European feel, fabulous restaurants and cafés, and proximity to nature, including the Grand River and its Grand Trunk Trail. You can learn all about the area at The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum. It’s the largest community museum in Ontario with two indoor galleries and a 60-acre living history exhibit called Doon Heritage Village. Enjoy the sights at the wonderful Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, take in a play at the state-of-the-art Hamilton Family Theatre, or visit nearby Kitchener for an exquisite performance at the symphony. The region is rich with offerings for golfers. Be sure to check out Whistler Bear Golf Club and Galt Country Club. And no visit to downtown Cambridge is complete without popping in for a treat at the iconic Reid’s Candy & Nut Shop! Plus, you’ll be less than two hours’ drive from sightseeing and cultural opportunities in Toronto, and from beautiful vineyards and tastings in wine country.
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.