Enjoy the vibrant retirement you deserve in a home with flexible care services in uptown Waterloo.
Chartwell Terrace on the Square is an independent living retirement residence in uptown Waterloo. Our conveniently located retirement community provides a comforting atmosphere where you’ll feel at home, thanks to bright and open amenities. Just look at our famous great room, which overlooks beautiful views of our greenspaces and gardens!
We offer flexible care options, allowing you to age in place in the community you know.
In Waterloo’s heritage epicentre
Located in Waterloo’s vibrant and charming uptown neighbourhood, our retirement residence is a short stroll from the town’s historic core. Dive into the community’s rich heritage by visiting the Earth Sciences museum, the Ecology Garden, or the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Convenience is important to us, so whether you’re expanding your culinary experience through the variety of surrounding trendy restaurants or breweries, running errands at a selection of local and specialized supermarkets, or exploring nearby parks and trails like Waterloo Park or Victoria Park, we’ve got you covered. We’re also just a few minutes away from Grand River Hospital. Public transit is accessible from the front of our building, and we offer transport services to take you to and from the city too.
Bright amenities, lively activities, and warm social experiences
With an impressive choice of amenities and activities, including a lovely dining room overlooking greenery, a fitness room that hosts our popular Rhythm ’n’ Moves exercise classes, and many more, it’s easy to make new friends—and connect with old ones. For our culinary lovers, we offer activities centered around food in addition to our tasty and nutritious dining room options.
The dining experience
Healthy, flavourful meals are always on the menu at Chartwell Terrace on the Square. Our food service team prepares a range of dishes to suit your tastes and dietary requirements, so you can enjoy classic entrées, freshly-prepared snacks and tasty soups, salads, and desserts. We even have an ice cream parlour! We offer flexible dining times and open seating, and if you would like to host your friends and family for a meal, you can book our private dining room.
Activities and amenities
Recreational, social, and educational programs that fit your interests and take place right at our residence are a definite advantage to independent living at Chartwell Terrace on the Square. If you wish, you can take an exercise class or do your own workout in our fitness centre. Try a craft workshop, do some light gardening on our lovely grounds, or check out one of our popular culinary programs in our country kitchen. You’ll find some quiet time on our outdoor walking paths and in the chapel or library. Meet your neighbours for casual socializing in the bistro or TV room, or host your grandchildren in the kids zone.
A selection of inviting suites
PROMO starting from $5,999/month
Modern and bright, our comfortable pet-friendly suites are perfect for independent seniors. Choose from both studio and one-bedroom suites, with different configurations and a range of square footage to suit your needs. All suites include a kitchenette, and some also have a patio or balcony.
Retirement living in Waterloo
Chartwell Terrace on the Square is in a prime location on Caroline Street in uptown Waterloo, just steps from a variety of convenient services and urban amenities, including upscale shops, restaurants, spas, public transit, and health care. Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital are only a few minutes away from our neighbourhood by car, and the attractions and easy walking trails of Waterloo Park are just to the northeast of the residence.
Things to do in Waterloo
A wonderful blend of historic charm and modern conveniences, Waterloo offers many attractions and venues for seniors and families to explore. Enjoy live musical events at Centre in the Square or the Waterloo Jazz Festival, or discover a new exhibit at The Museum, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, or the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Theatre lovers have lots of performances to choose from at venues such as the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse or Hamilton Family Theatre. Meet a friend to walk the changing landscape of the Spur Line Trail (a former railway route that winds through the city). Head to the charming villages of St. Jacobs or Elora to shop at the unique independent boutiques, or stop by farm stands or local farmers’ markets for fresh local fare. Eateries like The Bauer Kitchen, Charcoal Steakhouse, and Vincenzo’s are all popular local options as well. You can be at the Stratford Festival in about 45 minutes, or in wine country or Toronto’s destinations in less than two hours.
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..