Chartwell Dining experience Beef Bourguignon

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Scarlett Heights in Etobicoke 

Step into our dining room and you’ll be drawn to the grand floor-to-ceiling windows. This feels inviting, like a favourite restaurant that you know you’re going to enjoy. Your maître d’ greets you warmly, and guides you to your table. Sit down and you’ll immediately be included in the conversation. Feel even more comfortable when your friendly server comes to say hello. Check the menu and discover freshly prepared daily feature menus and à la carte options that are diverse and varied, full of tasty, wholesome fare. Tonight, you think you’ll have a glass of wine. End your meal feeling satisfied and comfortable, thinking that you may just head to the library to finish that thriller you’ve been reading.

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.

At Chartwell Scarlett Heights, you can choose from daily featured menus featuring fresh, nutritious ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. Our meals are inspired by the seasons, and you’ll never see a featured lunch or dinner repeated in a four-week period. How does a choice of beef vegetable barley soup or kale and cabbage salad to start sound, followed by an entrée of ham steak with grilled pineapple (served with scalloped potatoes, butternut squash and sugar snap peas), finishing up with warm banana bread pudding with custard sauce for dessert? Our goal is to offer meals that are a blend of residents’ favourites and new flavour combinations that you may have wanted to try but never have.

Beyond the daily featured entrées, our popular à la carte menu offers more choice. There you’ll find homemade entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, and yummy desserts. We offer a continental breakfast every morning, and freshly prepared snacks during the day. You are always welcome to invite guests either in the main dining room, or in our private dining room, where you can host family dinners.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

We have a superb food services team at Chartwell Scarlett Heights, including our Maître D’ and our serving staff. You’ll see our servers greeting and chatting with residents, getting to know them and their likes and dislikes. You’ll also meet our Food Services Manager, who is dedicated to always improving your dining experience by listening to and incorporating residents’ feedback. We strive to make every meal to your complete satisfaction. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Bright and spacious dining room at Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence
  • 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