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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Gibson in North York

At Chartwell Gibson, residents look forward to every day’s dining experience. Our philosophy is “fresh food, cooked right!” Choose from a varied menu that offers daily featured dishes, as well as à la carte options. What’s on the menu? Delicious, nutritious mains like oven-baked trout almondine or barbecue beef brisket, tasty soups made from scratch and fresh salads that highlight seasonal produce. Round out your meal with fruit salad or homemade desserts like strawberry shortcake or a banana split.

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.

Themed meals to celebrate seasonal occasions and diverse holidays as a community are a highlight for our residents too. You have a variety of dining venues as well. In addition to our dining room, you can meet a friend for a snack in our bistro or host your family at a catered dinner in our private dining room—just select the menu and leave the cooking and service to us. You can always rely on the Chartwell team to offer well-prepared meals and snacks in a welcoming atmosphere.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our dining team puts creativity, thought and effort into making sure every meal at Chartwell Gibson is a pleasant experience for you. Our servers are warm and friendly. We consult with you about your dietary needs and preferences so you can enjoy your meals with confidence.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Gibson's dining room
  • 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