Enjoy a relaxing, worry-free lifestyle, featuring personal support options, modern amenities, and gorgeous outdoor space.
Chartwell Bankside is a newly renovated retirement community featuring seniors’ apartments in a quiet, well-kept neighbourhood in Kitchener. Our lush location is a walker’s paradise, as we are within close distance to many local amenities—including Highland Hills shopping plaza—and back onto serene conservation area. Our residents enjoy lovely leafy views that change with the seasons and often admire the trees, wildlife, and our koi pond from our large back deck.
The right level of support for you
At Chartwell Bankside, we offer an independent living lifestyle in our main residence that provides you with the flexibility to choose from a host of personalized services so you can achieve comfort and convenience in your retirement years. Our dedicated, longstanding staff are here to support you and help you feel your best, allowing you to spend your time and energy on what’s most important to you. Personal support services can include things like medication management, assistance with your morning or evening routine, and much more.
For active and independent seniors who are recent downsizers or looking to simplify their lives, we also offer independent seniors’ apartments with full kitchens in a separate building with flexible service options.
Modern, open-concept living
At Chartwell Bankside, all of our amenity spaces serve as an extension to your personal living space. Our residence features a modern, open-concept feel and a welcoming ambiance. Newly-renovated amenities include our great hall—which serves as our activity space—dining room, bistro, and back patio. Here, you can pursue your interests and enjoy life to the fullest, thanks to optional leisure and social activities, outings, and entertainment, as well as amenities like a fitness centre, chapel and salon.
The dining experience
Healthy, delicious fresh meals and snacks are always on the menu at Chartwell Bankside. Our talented food service team prepares your meals, which are served with care by our dining room staff. Choose from a variety of home-style daily features and à la carte dishes. Relax with your neighbours in our spacious dining room with lots of natural light from the wrap-around windows. Residents also appreciate flexible dining times, open seating, themed meals, and family dinners.
Activities and amenities
Chartwell Bankside is pleased to offer a variety of optional recreational, social, and educational programs, which you can pick and choose according to your passions, interests, and curiosity. Many residents like to stay healthy with exercise classes. Or join a creative arts and crafts workshop to learn a new skill or revisit an old pastime. Take in a live musical performance in one of our inviting common areas or learn something new at a presentation by a guest speaker. You can look to our staff to offer and organize lots of activities for you and your neighbours to experience together, and then plan how you’d like to enjoy your day.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $2,820/month
Choose the accommodation that’s right for you. Our independent living suites offer well-appointed studio or one-bedroom configurations with a kitchenette. Located on-site in a separate building, our seniors’ apartments include one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den and two-bedroom options with a full kitchen and stainless-steel appliances, a balcony or patio, ensuite laundry, and ample storage.
Retirement living in Kitchener
Located in the Highland Park community of Kitchener, our newly renovated retirement residence offers the best of all worlds with its proximity to a quiet, walkable, well-kept neighbourhood and natural green space with beautiful views of the landscape and wildlife. Highland Hills shopping plaza is a five-minute walk away. Nearby streets are Fischer-Hallman Road and Highland Road West, providing easy access to shopping, health and dental care, parks, banking, and community centres, as well as St. Mary’s General Hospital and Grand River Hospital.
Things to do in Kitchener
Kitchener is a dynamic city that blends historic areas with thriving new neighbourhoods. You can explore its agricultural heritage by visiting farmers’ markets, or sample delicious locally grown food at one of the area’s many restaurants, such as high tea at Langdon Hall. Enjoy quality live music at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony or one of the local music festivals, or take in a live theatrical show at Centre in the Square. Paved walking trails crisscross between Kitchener and Waterloo in both natural and urban areas, allowing you ample opportunity to stroll safely with a friend or do errands. If you’re new to the city, you can even book a guided tour to get a better sense of the area’s diverse history, arts, and architecture. A longtime regional hub, Kitchener offers an excellent base for exploring the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo, St. Jacobs and more, as well as easy access to Highway 401.
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.