Lead an elegant retirement at one of the city’s most desired addresses. 

As you drive across the bridge to exclusive Porter Island, your breath may catch as Chartwell Rockcliffe comes into view, encircled by the Rideau River. Located in the enviable New Edinburgh neighbourhood and offering independent living and assisted living services, the lifestyle at Chartwell Rockcliffe is truly majestic and a retirement aspiration for those who wish to continue to enjoy life to the fullest. Here’s why: 

Impeccable service 

We spare no effort when it comes to providing service that is truly first-class. Our attention to detail and presentation is immaculate—from the fresh flowers and pressed linens on every dining table, to the art shows and garden parties we host for the community, to the way your suite is refreshed after a housekeeping service. We also offer optional care services that can help you feel your best, discreetly delivered in your suite. Whether it be our Maître D’, Concierge, ​​Chauffeur or any other member of our team, our goal is to deliver an experience that leaves you feeling pampered, secure, and very satisfied. 

Gorgeous views and serene green space 

It’s no secret that Chartwell Rockcliffe boasts the most spectacular views. From the privacy of your suite, as well as from our many well-appointed amenities, you can take in forested or glimmering river vistas, Parliament Hill, as well as the historic downtown Ottawa skyline. Can you imagine anything more relaxing and luxurious than enjoying a glass of wine or Scotch as the sun sets over Parliament Hill and reflects on the water? Our residents also relish time spent on our outdoor courtyard and patio. Shaded by century-old trees, our gardens are where you can relax in the quiet serenity of nature, enjoying a cup of tea with a good book, bird watching, or socializing with friends over a delicious, freshly-prepared meal. 

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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

Expect delicious, healthy, and beautifully presented meals and snacks in an inviting setting at Chartwell Rockcliffe. Our culinary team includes talented chefs, a welcoming maître d’ and attentive dining room staff. Choose from a variety of daily features and à la carte dishes and take advantage of our wine service to complement your meal. Our residents appreciate convenient, flexible dining times and open seating, as well as special dining events like themed meals and family dinners.  

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Take a closer look at the lifestyle at Chartwell Rockcliffe. 

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Activities and amenities

Here at Chartwell Rockcliffe, we offer a variety of optional social, recreational, social, and educational programs. The choice to get involved is always yours, according to your passions and plans for the day. You may wish to take part in an arts and crafts workshop to nourish your creativity, watch a live musical performance in one of our well-appointed gathering spaces, stay active with an exercise class, or join a lively book club discussion. Our spa, gardens, library, and lounge are all wonderful places to rejuvenate and connect. Day trips are also popular, where we explore Ottawa and surroundings for its shopping, green spaces, historical and cultural attractions. 

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A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $6,319/month

Choose from several private suite options in our premium retirement residence. Our independent living suites feature spacious and thoughtfully designed studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den and two-bedroom layouts with a kitchenette. For the assisted living lifestyle, opt for well-appointed studio or one-bedroom suites, also with a kitchenette.   

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Retirement living in Ottawa   

Chartwell Rockcliffe offers an enviable location on Porter Island in the heart of Ottawa, offering unforgettable waterside views of the Rideau River, as well as the downtown Ottawa cityscape, including Parliament Hill. Our retirement residence is a peaceful oasis, yet close to the many urban amenities and services of downtown Ottawa. The leafy, upscale New Edinburgh neighbourhood, with its many eateries, shops, farmers’ market, and historic charm, is just across the St. Patrick Street bridge.  

Things to do in Ottawa   

Ottawa features plenty of capital-city charm, with a wonderful blend of well-kept green spaces, arts and cultural venues, stately homes, and a vibrant downtown. Enjoy some people watching while you stroll or relax along the Rideau Canal’s smooth recreational trails or visit neighbouring Stanley Park. Try your luck at a local casino. History buffs will like a variety of venues exploring our past, including the Canada War Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, or the Canadian Museum of History in nearby Gatineau. Take in an inspiring live performance at the National Arts Centre, see the latest exhibit at the Canadian National Gallery, or discover the work of local artisans at the Santini Gallery. The greenhouse and gardens at the Central Experimental Farm are popular destinations, or you may be interested in acclaimed events like the International Film Festival or the Canadian Tulip Festival. Local favourite restaurants include the Royal Oak, The SconeWitch, Bridgehead Café and Fraser.  

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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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