Chartwell Duke of Devonshire

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Reputable retirement community offering personalized services and an atmosphere celebrating British traditions.

Chartwell Duke of Devonshire is a retirement residence offering independent living and assisted living services in Ottawa's desirable Island Park/Civic Hospital neighbourhood, where we boast gorgeous views of the Experimental Farm and Gatineau Hills. Our friendly, trained staff are dedicated to attending to your needs with a lifestyle emphasizing convenience, privacy, and well-being.

A lifestyle worth enjoying

Freshly-brewed coffee served in the piano lounge; a manicure service in the Duke of Devonshire Spa; a classic Hollywood movie in our large-screen theatre with custom seating—the complement of services and amenities offered at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire are there to enhance your well-being and enrich your lifestyle. With the refined tastes of our residents in mind, we love to hold cocktail socials, speaker series featuring prominent authors and politicians, and outings in Ottawa via our town car.

Here, you’ll savour delicious and nutritious meals prepared by our Executive Chef and served in our wood-paneled dining room, where you can socialize with your companions and indulge in a glass of wine while taking in views of Ottawa. You’ll also benefit from conveniences like weekly housekeeping, optional care services and well-appointed suites designed for your comfort and relaxation.

Care for the details

Rich wood paneling, coffered ceilings, gilded portraits, warm fabrics, classic décor that speaks of enduring British traditions—you’ll appreciate the thought and care that has gone into the turn-of-the-century design of Chartwell Duke of Devonshire. We take great pride in our attention to detail, reflected in the smallest of touches, including fresh floral arrangements on our dining tables. Presentation is important to us, as is delivering a customer service experience that exceeds your expectations.

At Chartwell Duke of Devonshire, we’re dedicated to providing top-quality service so you can lead a happy and healthy lifestyle with the peace of mind you deserve.

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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

Bring your appetite for healthy delicious food to Chartwell Duke of Devonshire, where your meals are freshly prepared by our chefs and served by staff in our social dining room. Select from a diverse menu of dishes, enjoy flexible dining times and seating, and choose from a variety of settings. Sit down for a coffee or tea and a snack in the bistro or invite your family for a get-together in our private dining room.

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Activities and amenities

You can make every day as engaging as you like when you live at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire, thanks to a variety of optional social, recreational, and educational programs. Depending on your interests, you might be drawn to try our exercise classes, participate in an art workshop, attend a book or current events discussion, or watch a live musical performance. Or join your neighbours on the Chartwell bus for an outing to have lunch, visit a museum, or do some shopping. The way you spend your day is up to you, and you can count on our staff to offer and organize plenty of activities for you and your peers to experience together.

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A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $3,685/month

Choose the suite that best meets your needs at Chartwell Duke of Devonshire. Our independent living suites range in sizes and styles, from a studio up to a two-bedroom suite with a kitchenette and balcony or patio. In our assisted living neighbourhood, we offer studios and one-bedroom suites too.

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Retirement living in Ottawa

Located on Carling Avenue between Hamilton and Hinton Avenues, our retirement residence is a few blocks from the Queensway and Island Park/the National Capital Commission’s Scenic Driveway. Our residents enjoy beautiful vistas of Gatineau Hills and the Experimental Farm across the street, as well as modern conveniences nearby, from restaurants, cafes and boutiques to labs, pharmacies, and leading health care centres, including Ottawa Civic Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. You can also take advantage of indoor parking or transportation services available on site!

Things to do in Ottawa

Ottawa is a pretty and dynamic city offering older adults plenty of attractions and destinations to enjoy in retirement. If you like nature, you’ll have a variety of walkable paths and parks to explore nearby, from Hampton Park to the Ornamental Gardens. For arts enthusiasts, Canada’s capital city has a vibrant arts scene. You might enjoy visiting the Canadian National Gallery of Canada or Ottawa Art Gallery, or joining an excursion to the National Arts Centre to see a theatre production or a classical concert. A city of museums, Ottawa is also exciting for culture and history buffs, with options such as the Canadian Museum of Nature or the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, which is minutes from our residence. You’ll have no shortage of restaurants to choose from, featuring local fare or cuisine from around the world, as well as boutiques and Westgate Shopping Centre. Ottawa is also highly accessible by car, train or air for you and your guests, plus you can take advantage of great local public transit.

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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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