The Sumach by Chartwell

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A new concept of retirement living in the heart of Toronto’s Downtown East. 

The Sumach by Chartwell is a beautiful 12-storey retirement residence featuring spacious seniors’ apartments with flexible, à la carte services and casual amenities, perfect for those looking to combine a vibrant neighbourhood with a welcoming residence in the heart of Downtown East. Here, you are empowered to craft your lifestyle. That means you’ll begin at our base rate and have the flexibility to build your own package of convenient services and care options, personalized to your needs, desires, and finances. 

Location, location, location 

One of the most valued aspects of life at The Sumach is our location in the newly revitalized and redeveloped Regent Park neighbourhood. The recent revitalization of the area has restored a diversity of architecture that matches surrounding neighbourhoods and reconnected Regent Park to Toronto’s grid of streets. It also included the creation of new commercial spaces and community facilities that have provided a venue for the neighbourhood’s thriving arts and culture scene. As such, we benefit from being in the midst of a dynamic urban environment where everything—including shopping, dining, culture, recreation, and transportation—is only steps away. 

A beautiful place to call home 

At The Sumach by Chartwell, we offer a range of attractive accommodations in different layouts and sizes to meet all needs, including studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, and two-bedroom apartments, as well as townhomes. All our suites feature a range of enviable views of Toronto’s skyline, including the CN Tower and Lake Ontario, and come equipped with full kitchens and in-suite laundry. 

The Sumach’s charm extends beyond our spacious apartments to the interior design of the entire building, which evokes a contemporary and inviting visual experience. You’ll find a purposefully curated combination of natural light, modern lighting, open space, and serene colours, contrasted against a hint of the traditional, including exposed brick reminiscent of Cabbagetown Victorian townhomes and nostalgic interior elements. 

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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

Our animated dining room with open seating is a fun, restaurant-worthy backdrop for our wonderful à la carte menu and daily features created by our culinary team. You’ll find hearty elevated classics, lighter fare, as well as dishes with international flair. Wine service is available, and your guests are welcome to join you for a meal. Our private dining room can be reserved for special occasions, and we’d be happy to take care of catering. 

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Carrot soup in a bowl with carrot, crouton and basil garnish

Take a closer look at the lifestyle at The Sumach by Chartwell.  

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Activities and amenities

At The Sumach by Chartwell, we’ve created a whole new way to embrace your retirement years. Our stylish surroundings are the perfect backdrop for engaging activities and convenient amenities, from our sleek fitness room to a gorgeous rooftop patio. We even have a private room available for you to host a special brunch or dinner party. Looking for fun ways to connect with your fellow residents and learn something new? Our calendar is brimming with optional social, recreational, educational and leisure events and workshops, from movie nights under the stars and craft beer tastings to yoga classes and live jazz performances.  

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A selection of inviting apartments

PROMO starting from $2,295/month

Our large selection of pet-friendly apartments and layouts means there’s the perfect space for a variety of needs, wishes and budgets. In our main residence, we offer studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den and two-bedroom apartments. We even have beautifully appointed townhomes, perfect for couples or recent downsizers.  

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Senior living in downtown Toronto    

Welcome to the newly revitalized Downtown East, with a wide array of convenient amenities and perks. We are right on Sumach Street, close to Cabbagetown, Riverside, and Corktown. You’ll be a short walk away from grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics, and banks, and right near transit options. We have a diverse selection of nearby restaurants and cafés, and we are down the street from Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre, a dream facility for swimmers!  

Things to do in downtown Toronto    

Our location couldn’t be more convenient for exploring all Toronto has to offer. If you’re traveling by foot, you’ll love the Victorian architecture of Cabbagetown heritage homes. Make sure to take the grandkids to the famous Riverdale Farm. You’re a streetcar ride away from Riverdale’s cool shops, or head east to discover The Beaches, famous for its boardwalk and outdoor summer jazz festival. The charming Distillery District is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon browsing for terrific gifts and trying all kinds of food, including artisanal chocolate. Nearby Regent Park Community Centre offers dedicated programming for seniors, like sewing and Tai Chi classes. Sports fans will love a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame, or take in a Leafs, Raptors, or Blue Jays game. And if you’re looking to get out of town for a break, we’re very close to the DVP and Gardiner Expressway.  

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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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