Enjoy a social and supportive lifestyle in a charming retirement community in contemporary Leslieville.
Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence, located in the heart of Leslieville in Toronto’s east end, offers a vibrant and supportive lifestyle for seniors. Our retirement community sits atop a retail complex that features a variety of professional services, including a dental clinic, bank institutions, and a bakery, and connects residents via Queen Street to nearby boutique shopping, cafés, restaurants, and the lake. Easy access to local amenities, transit and Woodbine Beach isn’t the only thing you’ll love about our convenient urban locale; you’ll also enjoy the fabulous skyline views of the CN tower from our rooftop patio.
Offering a choice of bright and spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, three delicious daily meals, weekly housekeeping, optional supportive care services and parking, we’re the perfect place to spend your retirement.
Small-town charm in a big city
Chartwell Avondale may be in a big city, but inside our residence you’ll feel more like you’re a part of a small town of friends and family. Our long-standing staff and engaged population of residents are why we boast such a warm and inclusive atmosphere, where seniors from every background are welcome. Being a smaller home, we benefit from an intimate setting, where everyone can get to know one another well and staff can deliver a highly personalized experience that celebrates your interests and anticipates your individual needs. Here, you’ll belong to a closely connected community with an energetic vibe, where you can participate in social events, fitness classes, artistic pursuits, or whatever makes you feel happy and fulfilled.
Personalized care and support for every need
One of the most appreciated aspects of our peace of mind lifestyle is our flexible independent living services. Our care options are customized to your individual needs and preferences, and may include services such as medication management, assistance with your morning or evening routine, an escort to meals, and much more. We have staff on-site 24-7 to support you, as well as our very own visiting doctor. Thanks to additional care services available through our valuable Care Assist program, you can rest assured that we can cater to your changing needs over time, allowing you to comfortably age in place and experience the worry-free retirement years you deserve.
The dining experience
With its spacious layout, fresh flowers on the tables, and lively chatter from residents and staff, the dining room at Chartwell Avondale invites you to step into a very satisfying dining experience. Three delicious daily meals are part of our independent living package, providing you with the active and worry-free retirement you deserve. Enjoy flexible mealtimes with our welcoming residents, and chat with your friendly server. Then think about whether you’ll select from our diversified daily feature menu, or our à la carte menu. Regardless of your selection, you’ll receive a chef-prepared meal crafted from fresh, wholesome ingredients. We also have a private dining room and a bistro where you can enjoy a freshly prepared snack and a hot beverage.
Activities and amenities
At Chartwell Avondale, we are a small, close-knit community of residents, families, and staff, making our intimate Queen Street East residence a vibrant and supportive place to call home. We love getting together whenever we wish, whether that’s a spontaneous chat over coffee at our bistro or on our rooftop patio during the nice weather, or at one of our many activities and outings. Consider joining us for a Tai Chi class, or a Rhythm ‘N’ Moves session, or engage your brain—and your sense of fun—in a lively game of Bridge or Scrabble. We have a club for walkers and gardeners and love our regular visits from a therapy dog. We offer on-site worship services, and hymn songs. We are always out and about, part of the bustling Leslieville community, riding our shuttle bus to shopping trips, the beach, and lunch at Tulia Osteria.
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,413/month
Although our residence is boutique sized, we offer a wide array of layouts within our many unique studio and one-bedroom suites. Each suite is bright, modern, and spacious, designed with accessible features and large closets. With so many layouts to choose from, you’re sure to find one to match your personality, needs, and budget.
Senior living in Leslieville, Toronto
Tucked into the corner of Queen Street East and Leslie Street, with a streetcar stop at our front door, Chartwell Avondale is located in one of Toronto’s most vibrant and trendy neighbourhoods, with its own distinct charm and village-like feel. A mix of families, single professionals, and original residents, Leslieville is also a wonderful choice for seniors, with its array of independent shops, banks, pharmacies, and health and wellness clinics lining bustling Queen Street—not to mention galleries, restaurants, and pubs. You can also find a quiet enclave in nearby Leslie Grove or Maple Leaf Forever parks, or the sandy shores of Tommy Thompson Park on Lake Ontario, just a 20-minute walk away.
Things to do in Leslieville, Toronto
Leslieville has often been compared to Brooklyn’s iconic Williamsburg neighbourhood with its wealth of local shops, restaurants, and creative spaces and events, giving it a distinct community feel for its diverse mix of residents. Leslieville’s restaurant scene is legendary for its numerous farm-to-table eateries, gastro-pubs, artisanal pizza places, ice cream parlours, coffee shops, and bakeries lining Queen Street East, where it’s impossible not to find a tempting nosh. The Broadview Hotel is the go-to destination for its beautiful rooftop patio, perfect for an evening cocktail. Naturally, there is a Leslieville Beer Festival and Leslieville Food & Drink Festival every summer. The Leslieville Farmers Market at Greenwood Park is another great place to support local vendors and artists. The Blue Crow Gallery and the Gerrard Art Space not only exhibit local artists, but offer classes and community events too. You’ll see street murals too on many Leslieville arteries. When you want to enjoy a more natural fix, escape to Woodbine Beach, perfect for a boardwalk stroll and relaxing lake view.
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.