Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Terrace on the Square in Waterloo

At Chartwell Terrace on the Square, you can look forward to wholesome and tasty meals every day. Our talented dining team carefully prepares dishes that are both delicious and healthy. You can choose from à la carte options or daily featured dishes. What’s on the menu? Expect a variety of entrees like heart-healthy baked salmon or hearty homemade chicken pot pie, soups made from scratch, and fresh salads made with crisp seasonal ingredients. Complement your meal with enticing fruit salads or homemade desserts like tart lemon pie or coffee-flavoured tiramisu.

3 Plates of food -one with a pie, one with fish and one with salad. 3 assiettes de nourriture - une avec une tarte, une avec du poisson et une avec de la salade.

Our themed meals to celebrate seasonal occasions and holidays as a community are very popular, as are our family dinners. Flexible dining times and open seating mean that you can plan your meals according to your schedule and preferences. Residents also like having a variety of dining areas: you can meet a friend for a beverage and a snack in our bistro, or host your family and friends at a catered dinner in our private dining room. Indulge your sweet tooth while you socialize in our personal ice cream parlour, too!

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Terrace on the Square.

Our Food Service Manager, cooks and friendly, attentive servers work together to take your dietary preferences and needs into account so you can always enjoy your meal. Our goal is for every meal to be a positive experience in attractive surroundings. In fact, we often hear that our spacious dining room is one of the highlights of the residence, featuring large windows that frame wonderful views of our outdoor green space.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Terrace on the Square's main dining room
  • Chartwell server serving omelette to the senior resident

Get a taste for Chartwell’s dining experience

What makes dining in a retirement residence special? It’s a combination of service from friendly staff who come to know your name, the delicious food on your plate, and the social connection that comes from gathering around a table to share stories over a good meal. Don’t forget fun themed meals, the chance to celebrate cherished traditions with family, and the opportunity to enjoy homestyle menu favourites as well as something new you mightn’t have tried if you were on your own. Watch our series of dining experience videos to understand what you can expect in a Chartwell retirement residence!

Explore our eye-catching seasonal menus

Did you know? Chartwell changes their menus to reflect all four seasons of the year! We have more than 750 tried-and-tested recipes that we reflect on our menus throughout the year, many of which incorporate seasonal ingredients that have you looking forward to your dining experience each day. Browse our sample seasonal menu to get a glimpse of what you can expect—including food photography of the meals you’ll see at our retirement residence!

Front page of Chartwell's seasonal menus document

Learn some fun facts about dining at Chartwell

There are so many assumptions out there about what retirement living food is—and most of the time, they couldn’t be more wrong! Explore our interesting infographic for true facts and figures about the dining experience at Chartwell—you may be surprised by what you learn.

Fact Image: We serve over 28, 000 cups of coffee per day - that's 10 million cups per year. We crack over 7, 500 eggs per day - that's 2.5 million eggs per year