A desirable location, architectural appeal and convenient services all add to the comfort of life in Oak Ridges.
Pine forests, creeks, and kettle lakes; libraries, community centres, and parkland; restaurants, cafés, and grocery stores—where can you find both the natural splendor of a protected moraine and all the conveniences of a bustling town? At Chartwell Oak Ridges, we enjoy the best of both worlds due to our location in the desirable Oak Ridges community of Richmond Hill. Explore our continuum of care residence today, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care lifestyles.
Location, location, location
Well-situated on historic Yonge Street, there is an abundance of services and amenities within walking and driving distance of our retirement community— including banks, shopping, and a brunch spot right next door—making running errands or meeting up with family for a meal effortless. Though we border a busy street, you’d never know we’re in the heart of the town. We’re surrounded by parks and walking paths that provide a sense of peace and solitude and help us to blend into our affluent residential neighbourhood, which is also home to glacier-made lakes like Lake Wilcox and Bond Lake.
Thoughtful design and architectural appeal
Walk through the doors of Chartwell Oak Ridges and you’ll be struck by our inviting ambiance and attractive architectural design. You’ll find the small details—from rich woods and sparkling chandeliers to coffered ceilings and contemporary furnishings—add up to a truly inspiring living space. Something also unique to our residence is our abundance of natural light, the product of floor-to-ceiling windows found throughout our home, as well as our large patios.
The dining experience
We designed our elegant dining room to make you feel like you’re stepping into a nice hotel restaurant, with natural light, tasteful finishes, and fireplace. Then there’s our menu, filled with wonderful offerings created by our food services team, who care about great taste and nutritional value. We always have our daily featured choices, as well as à la carte options, served by our friendly serving staff.
Activities and amenities
We have a wonderfully curated calendar of events and activities for you to explore so you can pursue cherished activities, stay engaged and social, and discover new friends and pastimes. Everything is optional, from morning Tai Chi for those who like mindful movement to afternoon Scrabble or bridge, to Happy Hour in the pub. We also take regular shuttle trips to explore the attractions around Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto.
With all the on-site amenities at Chartwell Oak Ridges, our residents find it simple to bring purpose to each day, whether they’re preparing a dish in the country kitchen, borrowing a book from our well-stocked library, or gardening in our greenhouse.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $4,449/month
Our well-appointed independent living suites include studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom–plus-den and two-bedroom layouts, while our assisted living and memory care residents benefit from comfortable studio or one-bedroom suites.
Retirement living in Oak Ridges
The Oak Ridges community in Richmond Hill is a gem, marrying city conveniences with the extraordinary natural beauty of nearby parks and trails. We are well situated on Yonge Street, yet tucked away in a quiet, affluent residential area. We are also minutes away from grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, medical clinics, and a post office. We have a wonderful selection of nearby restaurants and cafés so you can easily meet up with friends and family.
Things to do in Richmond Hill
Beautiful Richmond Hill offers a unique blend of natural charm and convenient city living. Stroll along the waterfront promenade at Oak Ridges Park, with a bevy of lovely picnic spots. Or enjoy stunning views on the beautiful forest paths of the Oak Ridges corridor. Richmond Green is a wonderful spot if you’re looking for indoor lawn bowling or bocce. Drop by Oak Ridges Community Centre, with a sauna, pool and many senior-friendly programs ranging from pickleball to mahjong. The McConaghy Centre also has a lot of great options for seniors, including dance classes, bingo, and volunteer opportunities. Take in a show at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts or stargaze at the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory. Ribfest, held every July in Richmond Green Park, is a family favourite event!
Richmond Hill has restaurants for every craving. Go shopping at Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill or in neighbouring towns like Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall.
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.