Senior residents having a pleasant conversation at the dinning table while enjoying a cup of coffee

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Balmoral in Collingwood 

Here, you’ll get to enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room featuring an array of fresh and healthy meals—enjoying your favourite foods and perhaps discovering some new ones. Try our daily specials, such as a pesto chicken sandwich with tomato and red pepper bisque, or spinach salad with roasted Canadian pork loin with mashed potatoes.

3 Plates of food -one with a pie, one with fish and one with salad. 3 assiettes de nourriture - une avec une tarte, une avec du poisson et une avec de la salade.

Or select from our à la carte menu that changes seasonally. There are crispy summery salads with zesty dressings and cozy winter soups and stews. Be sure to leave room for dessert, such as a slice of raspberry buckle torte.

Our complimentary bistro is open 24-hours and is stocked with a selection of fresh fruit, tasty snacks, and an array of teas and coffees.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Balmoral.  

Our residents look forward to being greeted by our friendly servers, here to help you select your meal and share a story and some laughter. If you’re looking for a spot to throw a dinner party, we have a private dining room available for entertaining. It’s where you can celebrate special occasions with family.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Gorgeous private dining room at Chartwell Balmoral Retirement Community.
  • Chartwell server serving omelette to the senior resident

Get a taste for Chartwell’s dining experience

What makes dining in a retirement residence special? It’s a combination of service from friendly staff who come to know your name, the delicious food on your plate, and the social connection that comes from gathering around a table to share stories over a good meal. Don’t forget fun themed meals, the chance to celebrate cherished traditions with family, and the opportunity to enjoy homestyle menu favourites as well as something new you mightn’t have tried if you were on your own. Watch our series of dining experience videos to understand what you can expect in a Chartwell retirement residence!

Explore our eye-catching seasonal menus

Did you know? Chartwell changes their menus to reflect all four seasons of the year! We have more than 750 tried-and-tested recipes that we reflect on our menus throughout the year, many of which incorporate seasonal ingredients that have you looking forward to your dining experience each day. Browse our sample seasonal menu to get a glimpse of what you can expect—including food photography of the meals you’ll see at our retirement residence!

Front page of Chartwell's seasonal menus document

Learn some fun facts about dining at Chartwell

There are so many assumptions out there about what retirement living food is—and most of the time, they couldn’t be more wrong! Explore our interesting infographic for true facts and figures about the dining experience at Chartwell—you may be surprised by what you learn.

Fact Image: We serve over 28, 000 cups of coffee per day - that's 10 million cups per year. We crack over 7, 500 eggs per day - that's 2.5 million eggs per year