At the heart of Newmarket's historic Main Street, a welcoming and friendly residence offering flexible, à la carte services.

Located in the heart of Newmarket, Chartwell Alexander Muir is an intimate and traditional retirement residence nestled in a lovely neighbourhood surrounded by beautiful gardens and century homes. Offering independent living services, we're well known for providing personalized, à la carte care services and a family-friendly atmosphere where our diverse community of residents and staff knows one another well.

Here, you'll benefit from delicious and nutritious dining, weekly housekeeping, medication management, optional social and leisure experiences, as well as a variety of available personal care services we can tailor to your needs, desires, and finances. We also offer beautiful and bright studio and one-bedroom suites.

Discover the vibrant heart of Newmarket

Our retirement home is well situated on Prospect Street, nearby various walkable local amenities, and services, including restaurants, places of worship, and pharmacies. Our central location is also just a block away from Newmarket's bustling historic downtown Main Street, where you can discover gorgeous boutiques, heritage buildings, a variety of upscale restaurants, an award-winning Farmer's market, and Riverwalk Commons for festivals and live shows. For those seeking quieter outdoor pursuits, we're also nearby scenic parks such as Fairy Lake, with beautiful walking trails for all ability levels.

A vibrant, active setting

At Chartwell Alexander Muir, you'll find our residents conversing over a cup of coffee in the bistro, laughing over a card game, keeping fit in an exercise class, leafing through a book in our beautiful library, or enjoying a live musical performance. Our home also boasts a beautiful garden, private dining room, tuck shop, movie theatre, and activity room. The personality of our home can be described as active, engaging, and friendly, as we're a place where you can focus on the people and pursuits that bring you the most joy in life.

You're welcome to join us in one of the many diverse programs, social events, or outings we schedule each month. From Happy Hour and classic movies to exercise classes, game tournaments, and adult education opportunities, there's always something entertaining going on.

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Flexible care and support

To ensure personalized support, our Care Assist program—an offering of à la carte wellness services and all-inclusive care packages—further provides you with the flexibility to add or remove services. This empowers you to create a customized care plan that meets your unique needs, preferences, and abilities so you can feel your best each day.

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The dining experience

From the wide breadth of choice to the dedication of our food service team and servers to bring you the best, you’ll quickly appreciate the joys of the Chartwell dining experience. We strive to make every meal as tasty and wholesome as possible. That means we start with fresh local ingredients, offer a variety of flavours, and make sure our creations have a dietitian’s approval, too! Our bistro and private dining room offer you a selection of dining venues.

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Alexander Muir.

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Activities and amenities

As soon as you arrive at Chartwell Alexander Muir, you’ll feel the energy of our community. We are a diverse group, reflected in our activity calendar of optional programs. Our daily schedule ensures that we appeal to many different interests that encourage wellbeing and help our residents find connections and form friendships. Join us for a fun-filled exercise class or try gentle chair yoga. Meet us at the dart board, show off your trivia knowledge, or enjoy being entertained by one of the many local performers who visit our residence. Our common areas, such as our activity room and café, invite socializing at organized and casual events.

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A selection of inviting suites

PROMO starting from $2,999/month

Our suites have been newly renovated and are all pet-friendly, too! They come in two types: you can downsize to a simple studio or choose a one-bedroom suite with a separate bedroom and living space. Your suite’s monthly fee includes a host of services, supports, and amenities.

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Retirement living in Newmarket

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and century homes, our retirement residence is only a block away from Newmarket’s charming Main Street, with its lovely shops and delicious restaurants and cafés. We’re also close to a variety of grocery stores, including some gourmet fine food options, plus pharmacies, banks, parks, medical clinics, and coffee shops. We’re conveniently close to Southlake Regional Health Centre, as well as Highway 404 and the Newmarket Go Station for easy traveling.

Things to do in Newmarket

Charming Newmarket is a fantastic community for seniors. In the warmer months, you’ll love visiting Newmarket Farmers’ Market, with dozens of vendors selling their fresh produce and homemade fare. You’ll appreciate the Upper Canada Mall for shopping. Dining options range from charming pub fare on Main Street to candlelit Italian spots.

If you’re looking for something more active, be sure to check out the Newmarket Tennis Club and York Curling Club, or visit the Magna Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation complex. Golfers will love the array of courses in the area. Quaker Park has six dedicated pickleball courts. Nearby Fairy Lake is an urban oasis with lots of walking trails and gorgeous picnic spots. Young grandkids will have fun at the jungle gym and digging up bones in nearby Dinosaur Park.

Check out Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place for classes in everything from Qi Gong to woodcarving and badminton. Newmarket Public Library offers senior-friendly activities including book club groups for different genres.

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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..

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