Your needs, your lifestyle—welcome to friendly city centre living in Pickering.
Chartwell Pickering City Centre is an established retirement residence offering a range of independent living options to individuals and couples seeking an active, fulfilling retirement. Our traditional senior living residence is well known for providing a warm, friendly atmosphere defined by a sense of belonging and a tight-knit, diverse community of residents and staff. In fact, many residents choose to live at our home because of our local proximity to family.
Here, we offer large and bright one- and two-bedroom suites with nine-foot ceilings, as well as Juliette balconies that offer stunning views of the city. Our caring and dedicated staff strive to exceed expectations so you can enjoy the comforts and security of home, plus the peace of mind you deserve.
A hidden gem at the heart of Pickering
Located in the heart of Pickering City Centre, a vibrant city steeped in history with small-town charm, you'll find an energetic community of residents. Our charming retirement community is conveniently located three minutes away from the Pickering Recreation Complex and steps from the Pickering Town Centre, as well as many nearby local amenities, including restaurants, liquor stores, banks, coffee shops, retail shopping, and historical landmarks. Here, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, as we're also just a block away from lush natural parks, including Esplanade Park and the large Diana Princess of Wales Park. If you prefer to drive, we are also located near Highway 401, 407, and Pickering GO Station
Excellent amenities and enriching experiences
One of the most appreciated aspects of life at Chartwell Pickering City Centre is our residence's superb amenities and variety of enriching activities. In addition to three delicious and nutritious daily meals, housekeeping, and flexible care services, we provide a range of recreational activities designed to keep you engaged, active, and entertained. Our open-concept amenities also make our home a conducive setting for social gatherings and lifestyle experiences. Here, you'll find residents leading recreational programs, listening to musical performances, learning a new hobby, or simply discussing a favourite book. You choose how each day is based on how you want to live in your retirement years.
The dining experience
When was the last time you had a meal with friends? At Chartwell Pickering City Centre, every day means a delicious dinner, lunch, and breakfast with friendly fellow residents in our inviting dining room. Three daily meals are an important inclusion in the independent lifestyle you’ll enjoy here, where you’re free to focus on the pursuits that inspire and fulfill you. Our dining room is bright, comfortable, and classic, just like the residence itself. Our daily menu is diversified, featuring freshly prepared, nutritious dishes that reflect both residents’ favourites, as well as enticing new options. If you need a pick-me-up between meals, stop by our bistro, where a selection of beverages and freshly prepared snacks are waiting. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs.
Activities and amenities
Step through the doors of Chartwell Pickering City Centre and you’ll be struck by the relaxed but energetic ambience. Talk to residents and you’ll discover they are proud to call our residence home, enjoying a social and supportive independent living lifestyle. We are down to earth and welcoming, using our robust lifestyle programming to connect and form meaningful friendships.
Our mix of couples and individual residents follow many pursuits and passions. You’ll find them keeping fit and having fun in our Rhythm ‘N’ Moves sessions, or exercising their brains in a FitMinds class. They are creative and curious, enjoying arts classes and sing-alongs, as well as our guest speaker series. They take an active part in planning activities, leading classes, and clubs. You’ll find them dancing up a storm at our seniors’ prom, and competing in a Bridge tournament or friendly game of Scrabble. Regular outings are an important part of our lifestyle, and you’ll see residents on our bus enjoying picnics, drives in the country, festivals, and shopping trips.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,700/month
At Chartwell Pickering City Centre, our one- and two-bedroom suites are some of the largest in the area, with well-appointed kitchenettes and picture windows featuring Juliette balconies.
Some suites overlook pretty Esplanade Park. These are perfect homes for couples or individuals downsizing from larger houses, condos, or apartments, still with enough room to display treasured belongings and furnishings.
Senior living in Pickering
Set within a leafy and peaceful residential neighbourhood, yet steps away from Pickering Town Centre and the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, Chartwell Pickering City Centre is perfectly located for residents and their families. Pickering is a dynamic, growing city that enjoys a blend of urban amenities, including a transformational upcoming City Centre Project, which will include a performing arts centre, senior and youth hubs, and public square. At the same time, residents are connected to the city’s lakefront with its charming Nautical Village, and its many parks and natural spaces.
Chartwell Pickering City Centre residents can stroll to almost any amenity, whether they want to shop, eat, bank, play, learn, or simply relax. The residence is also convenient to transit, the Pickering GO Station, and Highway 401 and 407. Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital is just 15 minutes away.
Things to do in Pickering
The big-city attractions of Toronto may be right next door, but Pickering has its own small-city charms conducive to an active, but relaxed lifestyle, where it’s easy to stay engaged both indoors and out. While the Pickering waterfront is only a few minutes south of Canada’s busiest highway, it is a completely different world. Discover quaint boutiques, eateries, bakeries, coffee shops, and pubs in Nautical Village while strolling the Waterfront Trail or Beachpoint Promenade. Both border beautiful Frenchman’s Bay, with its beach, two lighthouses, restaurant, and marina. During the summer, Millennium Square, on the shores of Lake Ontario, is home to free concerts and other festivals and events.
The Rouge National Urban Park, which borders Pickering and Scarborough, is another natural treasure. The park is home to rare birds, deer, and other wildlife, and has beautiful trails for walking. Petticoat Creek Conservation Area is another protected natural park. Walk the trails to discover 69 species of trees, or take a dip in the pool or lake.
A visit to the Pickering Museum Village is a must if you enjoy experiencing what town life was like in the 1800s. Beyond the restored historic buildings, the Collins House Medicinal Garden is a fascinating part of the experience. Fast forward a few centuries, and the Pickering Casino offers a completely different experience, complete with a new hotel-resort with nine restaurants and a theatre.
If you are a foodie, Pickering’s August Food Truck Festival is more than a slice of heaven, held in Esplanade Park. Arts lovers also enjoy May’s Artfest, a showcase for local makers and their handcrafted wares.
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.