Chartwell Colonial

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Experience the independent retirement you desire with the personalized, flexible services you need in beautiful Whitby.

Chartwell Colonial is an intimate, well-established retirement residence in Whitby—part of a mature residential area—offering independent living options for an active, fulfilling retirement. Featuring lush outdoor green spaces, you’ll find our cozy retirement home is well known for providing exceptional personalized care services and a home-like atmosphere where our diverse community of residents and staff knows one another well.

Welcome to Whitby

Conveniently located near downtown Whitby, our residents cherish the neighbourhood we call home, especially as we're within a short walking distance of many local amenities, including coffee shops, places of worship, shopping, and medical clinics on Brock Street North. The Whitby Curling Club and adjacent Bradley Park are also just down the street, as well as great local restaurants, malls, a naturopathic clinic, and Tim Horton's. If you're looking for a great place to enjoy nature, you can visit Whitby's Shores Waterfront Trail to stay active.

Worry-free services and support

We offer a selection of well-appointed studios, some with kitchenettes, and one-bedroom suites. In addition, you'll also benefit from conveniences like delicious meals, medication management, monthly housekeeping, laundry, and staff on-site 24/7 to support you. Our caring and long-standing staff strive to exceed expectations so you can enjoy the comforts and security of home, plus the peace of mind you deserve.

Chartwell Colonial's exterior gardens
Chartwell Colonial's lobby
Chartwell Colonial's bistro
Chartwell Colonial's dining room
Chartwell Colonial's billiards room
Chartwell Colonial's movie theatre
Living room and in-suite kitchenette at Chartwell Colonial / Salon et kitchenette à Chartwell Colonial
Bedroom at Chartwell Colonial / Chambre à coucher à Chartwell Colonial
Chartwell Colonial's exterior
Chartwell Colonial's exterior
Chartwell Colonial's exterior
  • Chartwell Colonial's lobby
  • Chartwell Colonial's bistro
  • Chartwell Colonial's dining room
  • Chartwell Colonial's billiards room
  • Chartwell Colonial's movie theatre
  • Living room and in-suite kitchenette at Chartwell Colonial / Salon et kitchenette à Chartwell Colonial
  • Bedroom at Chartwell Colonial / Chambre à coucher à Chartwell Colonial
  • Chartwell Colonial's exterior
  • Chartwell Colonial's exterior
  • Chartwell Colonial's exterior

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

Your dining experience at Chartwell Colonial is full of flavour, tasty, and prepared from fresh, quality ingredients incorporated into diversified seasonal menus. Three delicious daily meals are included in your independent living package at our residence, giving you the freedom and flexibility to focus on the activities and social possibilities that bring fulfillment and meaning to your retirement years.

Savour your meal restaurant-style in our in our wood-paneled dining room, where our friendly servers will make every meal special. We also have a casual bistro serving freshly prepared snacks throughout the day.

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

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Activities and amenities

Step through the front doors of our residence, and you can feel the energy. Our residents are proud to call Chartwell Colonial home, and it shows. Because of our small size, everything is personal here, including our approach to activities. This is a place where everyone knows your name, and welcomes you in. You might find residents out strolling the neighbourhood in our walking club, or staying fit with chair yoga in our exercise studio. They could be heading out to Tim Horton’s for coffee, or taking the shuttle down to the waterfront boardwalk to spend a sunny afternoon. They might be heading to an appointment in our hair salon, or discussing that new bestseller in our library book club. Like you, their goal is to explore their next chapter through a retirement lifestyle that feels affirming and meaningful, and in a residence that feels like home.

  • Chartwell Residence Ladies enjoying cup of Coffee in dinning room
  • Chartwell Residents enjoying the game of Billiards
  • Senior ladies chatting and enjoying painting

A selection of inviting suites

Starting from $3,706/month

Our intimate residence offers independent living in a choice of bright and airy studio and one-bedroom suites. We also offer optional outdoor parking for those with vehicles.

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Senior living in Whitby

One of the many benefits of calling Chartwell Colonial home is our excellent location in the pretty town of Whitby. Tucked into a mature residential neighbourhood and within easy walking distance of transit and three parks, our residence is also convenient to the many shops and services that dot Brock Street North and Manning Road. You can find minutes-away grocery chains, pharmacies, coffee shops, and banks. The larger Oshawa Centre shopping mall and Walmart SuperCentre are both about a 10-minute drive away. Just south of the residence, Whitby’s historic and vibrant downtown beckons with a lively collection of local independent boutiques and eateries. Travel south a little farther, and Whitby’s waterfront trail, parks, and beaches await you. Lakeridge Health has a specialty hospital in the town, and the larger full-service hospital is in nearby Oshawa. Easily accessible to Highways 401, 412, and 407, and about an hour’s drive from Toronto, Whitby has GO Bus service to the Oshawa GO Train Station.

Things to do in Whitby

While Whitby is within an easy drive to all of the attractions and amenities Toronto has to offer, Whitby residents enjoy a terrific range of things to do and see both within the town’s borders and in the surrounding region. The Lake Ontario waterfront is the perfect place to begin your Whitby tour. Visit the Port Whitby Marina, embark on a sailing excursion, or have lunch at the restaurant. Afterwards, explore the Waterfront Trail, or relax on the grass at Kiwanis Heydenshore Park. Whitby’s compact downtown also has lots to offer in shopping, dining, and a farmer’s market, with many businesses housed in charming old buildings, including the renowned Station Gallery and the Lynde House Museum.

If you’re looking for more historic charm and a vibrant arts and culture scene, Brooklin is a designated heritage conservation area with some beautiful architecture, boutiques, and eateries. Whitby also has a little-known attraction: visit Intrepid Park and discover the site of Camp X, a secret agent school in WWII! For more outdoor pursuits, the Lynde Shores Conservation Area is known for its wildlife, an especially good spot to see migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, and all of its trails are easy to navigate.

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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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