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Retirement and Residential Accommodation

Retirement homes and residential accommodations (senior-oriented apartments, sometimes called "supportive housing") are privately owned and operated, some by for-profit companies and others by municipal or non-profit groups. Some are co-located with long-term care facilities, but they are not regulated by the government and there are no regulated standards for care (beyond those afforded by the Tenant Protection Act). Many retirement homes and residential accommodations choose to have themselves accredited by the Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA). This accreditation is voluntary, and lack of ORCA accreditation does not indicate lesser quality.

Retirement homes or residential accommodations vary widely in terms of services provided (such as onsite beauty salons, gardens, meeting rooms, etc.) and the prices for these services. The size and type of rooms available also varies greatly. Everything from shared rooms up to two-bedroom apartments may be available. Visiting several possible locations to compare is highly recommended.

Although some retirement homes and residential accommodations provide nursing care, many do not. Reasonable independent mobility is a requirement for entry to many homes. Supportive care, such as help with hygiene, laundry, dressing and washing, and shopping may be available.

Residential accommodations may also offer government subsidized units or rent-geared-to-income (RGI) accommodation. Tenants who qualify will have their rent adjusted so that a maximum of 30% of monthly income is spent on rent. Rent subsidies in Kingston are handled through the Social Housing Registry at 362 Montreal Street (telephone: 613-546-2695 extension 4764). They have an informative brochure that can be downloaded from their web site.

Briargate Retirement Living Centre

Phone: 613-384-9333
Fax: 613-384-4443
Email: briargate@reveraliving.com
Website: http://www.reveraliving.com/briargate
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4567 Bath Road
Amherstview, ON
K7N 1A8
Eligibility: Open to seniors.
Type of Accommodation: There are currently 45 retirement suites, 20 memory care suites dedicated to seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. Accommodation for couples is also available.
Application: Apply directly to Briargate.

Carveth Care Centre

Phone: 613-382-4752
Fax: 613-382-8514
Website: http://www.gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com/
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375 James Street
Gananoque, ON
K7G 2Z1
Eligibility: Open to all senior citizens and people with disabilities. Admission for long-term care is determined by the Community Care Access Centre.
Type of Accommodation: Carveth has 104 beds in the Long Term Care Home and 36 beds in the Retirement Home. There are basic rooms, semi-private rooms and private rooms. This is a family owned and managed home.
Application: Via the Community Care Access Centre.

Chartwell Select Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence

Phone: 613-549-4049
Fax: 613-384-0224
Email: conservatorypond@chartwellreit.ca
Website: http://www.chartwellreit.ca/
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1499 Stoneridge Drive
Kingston, ON
K7M 9H9
Eligibility: Open to all senior citizens who pass an assessment by the nurse. This assessment is critical to ensure Chartwell can fulfill each individual’s needs.
Type of Accommodation: Chartwell Residence is situated on a beautiful conservatory pond and has 86 suites. This includes unfurnished studios, one bedroom & two bedroom apartments.
Application: Apply directly to the office, and request to speak with the Marketing Manager or the General Manager.

Crystal Springs Retirement Apartments

Phone: 613-384-8966
Fax: 613-384-8966
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760 Front Road
Kingston, ON
K7M 4L7
Eligibility: Open to seniors 60 years of age and over.
Type of Accommodation: Thirty nine one-bedroom and eleven two-bedroom apartments for seniors. Four apartments are wheelchair accessible.
Application: For market rate housing, apply directly to Crystal Springs. For subsidized housing, contact the Social Housing Registry at 613-546-2695 - extension 4764.

Dutch Heritage Villa

Phone: 613-546-2016
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480 Elliot Avenue
Kingston, ON
K7K 6J9
Eligibility: Open to all seniors.
Type of Accommodation: There are 34 units in Dutch Heritage Villa's three storey building. Half of the units are rent-geared-to-income apartments which have 1 to 3 bedrooms. Two units are equipped for people with handicaps.
Application: Apply directly to the office by phoning the number above or sending your application to the listed address.

Elizabeth Cottage

Phone: 613-546-7255
Email: elizabethcottage@gmail.com
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251 Brock Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 1S3
Eligibility: Open to elderly women on their own who have a physician's certificate stating their ability to care for themselves.
Type of Accommodation: 13 private, unfurnished rooms in an old, elegant private home. Three meals are served each day. Offers laundry facilities, large living room, sunroom, private garden, and downtown location. No pets. No smoking.
Application: Apply directly to Elizabeth Cottage.

Fairfield Manor East

Phone: 613-531-9158
Fax: 613-544-2072

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670 McLean Court
Kingston, ON
K7K 7L8
Eligibility: Open to seniors who are reasonably mobile.
Type of Accommodation: Fairfield Manor East offers 41 residences that range in size from small private rooms to suites. Nursing supervision, meals, and laundry is included. An activity program is also available for seniors. The facility is wheelchair-accessible.
Application: Apply directly to Fairfield Manor.

Fairfield Manor West

Phone: 613-384-4371
Fax: 613-389-8261
Email: suebucci@live.ca

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805 Ridley Drive
Kingston, ON
K7P 2H4
Eligibility: Open to seniors.
Type of Accommodation: 34 rooms in a one storey facility. All rooms are private rooms. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
Application: Apply directly to Fairfield Manor West.

Helen Henderson Care Centre

Phone: 613-384-4585
Fax: 613-384-9407
Email: officeadmin@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com
Website: http://www.gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com/
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343 Amherst Drive
Kingston, ON
K7N 1X3
Eligibility: Open to all senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Type of Accommodation: A retirement lodge and nursing home with 70 residential beds and 102 nursing beds. This is a family owned and managed home. Shuttle bus available to residents for activity trips (e.g. shopping). Call for more information or a tour.
Application: Call for more information.

Heritage Court Seniors

Phone: 613-544-3753
Email: heritagecourt.kingston@gmail.com
Website: http://www.heritagecourt.ca/
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179 Queen Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 5Y2
Eligibility: Open to seniors 55 years of age or over.
Type of Accommodation: Heritage Court has a total of 76 bachelor or studio suites and four one-bedroom units. Each unit comes with a stove and refrigerator. The rent covers all utilities. Eight units are wheelchair accessible.
Application: Applications can be obtained and a visit to the building can be arranged via phone or email. Please ask for Theresa Romano.

Kingsdale Chateau

Phone: 613-547-4884
Fax: 613-547-5897
Email: 5158-manager@holidaytouch.com
Website: http://www.holidaytouch.com/Our-Communities/kingsdale-chateau.aspx
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520 Kingsdale Avenue
Kingston, ON
K7M 9B6
Eligibility: Open to seniors.
Type of Accommodation: A full service luxury retirement community of active individuals. The perfect place to keep independence in a worry-free environment. Choose from spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The reasonable monthly rent includes: three delicious meals a day, housekeeping and linen service, local transportation, planned activities, paid utilities, resident managers, cable TV, individual thermostat controls in each apartment, beauty/barber shop on premises, and much more.
Application: Apply through Kingsdale Chateau.

Kingston Elderly Citizens Homes Limited

Phone:613-531-3456
Fax:613-531-3369
Email: ryan@ryanhanes.com
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276 Kingsdale Avenue
Kingston, ON
K7M 8R8
Eligibility: Open to seniors 60 years of age and over with limited incomes who are able to live independently.
Type of Accommodation: 16-30 Wright Crescent
16 one-bedroom apartments, and 56 bachelor apartments. An exclusively seniors building.

276-284 Kingsdale Avenue (Summerhill Apartments)
Two-bedroom apartments. Summerhill Apartments is a mixed seniors and family building. Features include: elevator, secure building, superintendent, laundry, and parking.
Application: Contact the office.

Marion Community Homes Corporation

Phone: 613-634-0551
Fax: 613-634-5890
Email: amurphy@cogeco.net
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480 Days Road
Kingston, ON
K7M 7M1
Eligibility: Open to seniors aged 65 and over and for those who are able to live independently.
Type of Accommodation: Seniors' apartment building with 38 one-bedroom apartments and 11 two-bedroom apartments. 1 two-bedroom apartment is completely wheelchair accessible and 2 are semi-handicapped accessible.
Application: For market rate apartments apply directly to Marion. For subsidized housing apply through the Social Housing Registry at 613-546-2695 - extension 4764.

Rosewood Retirement Centre

Phone: 613-384-7131
Fax: 613-634-3247
Email: Shelly.doyle@specialty-care.com
Website: http://www.specialty-care.com/index.php/sl-the-rosewood
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833 Sutton Mills Court
Kingston, ON
K7P 2N9
Eligibility: Open to all seniors.
Type of Accommodation: 68 units offering a combination of semi-private, private, and couples accommodation.
Application: Apply directly to the Rosewood Retirement Centre.

Royal Canadian Legion Villa Kingston

Phone: 613-544-2008
Fax: 613-544-2008
Email: rclv@kingston.net
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671 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 1E6
Eligibility: Open to seniors 65 years of age and older who require rent-geared-to-income apartments.
Type of Accommodation: 38 one-bedroom units. Two units are wheelchair accessible. 4 two-bedroom units are also available.
Application: Apply through the Social Housing Registry at 613-546-2695 - extension 4764.

St. Lawrence Place

Phone: 613-544-5900
Fax: 613-544-9971
Website: http://www.reveraliving.com/stlawrencent-living/locations/StLawrencePlace/Pages/default.aspx
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181 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 5M1
Eligibility: Open to all seniors.
Type of Accommodation: 72 private residences that are either bachelor or one-bedroom apartments.
Application: Apply directly to St. Lawrence Place

The Royale Kingston

Phone: 613-634-5900
Fax: 613-389-2407
Email: kingston@theroyale.ca
Website: http://www.theroyale.ca/
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3485 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
K7M 3G1
(at the corner of Gardiners and Princess)

Formerly The Royalton – under new ownership
Eligibility: Open to adults of all ages
Type of Accommodation: 1 and 2 bedroom suites available. Other features include: gourmet dining, activity programs, movie theatre, indoor pool, spa fitness centre, library, private bar, limousine service, shuttle bus, professional staff, and 24-hour security.
Application: Apply directly to The Royalton Residence.
Description: Only Retirement Residence in the Kingston area with ORCA 5 Star Rating. Retirement Residence for long term, respite and convalescence stay. Studio,1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom suites available. Don’t want to move due to a change in your health? We don’t want you to either! The Royale is a retirement residence that adjusts to your changing health needs. 24 hour Nursing and PSW staff on site, In suite emergency response system; medication services available; delicious meals prepared by a professional team of Chefs; daily activities; transportation services; dogs and cats are a welcome addition; swimming pool; exercise room; Health & Wellness assistance; chapel, movie theatre; and many more features which we would be happy to show you.

Eligibility: Open to adults of all ages

Application: Please contact us for more information

Fees: Various methods of payment

Languages of Service: English, conversational French

Hours: Concierge available Mon - Sun 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
*Tours Daily
*** Open House Daily 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Waterford Retirement Residence

Phone: 613-634-7471
Fax: 613-634-0539
Website: http://www.waterfordretirement.ca/
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471 Cataraqui Woods Drive
Kingston, ON
K7P 0E6
Eligibility: Open to all seniors who are able to live independently.
Type of Accommodation: The Waterford has 91 suites and these suites vary from 1-bedroom lofts to 1 and 2-bedroom apartments.
Application: Apply directly to the office.

Town Homes Kingston, Retirement and Residential Accommodations

Phone: 613-542-0443
Fax: 613-542-6305
Email: mail@thk.ca
Website: http://www.thk.ca/
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37 Cassidy Street, Unit 222
Kingston, ON
K7K 7B3
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of Canada who are 16 years of age or older, and able to live independently as per the Social Housing Reform Act.
Type of Accommodation: Rideaucrest Apartments (205 Rideau St.)
43 one-bedroom apartments and 27 two-bedroom apartments.

Country Pines Apartments (2075 Battersea Road)
48 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments.
Application: Subsidy applications can be made through the Social Housing Registry of Kingston and Frontenac, 613-546-2695 - extension 4764. Non-subsidy applications can be made through the office.

Trillium Ridge Retirement Community

Phone: 613-547-7003
Fax: 613-547-3734
Email: Jane.bray@specialty-care.com
Website: http://www.specialty-care.com/index.php/sl-trillium-ridge
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800 Edgar Street
Kingston, ON
K7M 8S4
Eligibility: Open to seniors.
Type of Accommodation: Trillium Ridge is a 41 bed retirement home facility that offers a wide range of retirement living options.
Application: Apply directly to Trillium Ridge for retirement accommodation.

Weller Arms Non-Profit Homes Inc.

Phone: 613-549-8397
Fax: 613-549-0162
Email: janet@comsvc.on.ca
Website: http://wellerarms.ca/
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65 Daly Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 6Y4
Eligibility: Open to seniors 65 years of age and older.
Type of Accommodation: 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments including wheelchair accessible suites.
Application: For rent-geared-to-income, apply through the Social Housing Registry of Kingston and Frontenac. For market units, contact the office directly at the information above.

Zion United Church Foundation Inc.

Phone: 613-548-3389
Fax: 613-548-1238
Email: zucfi74@bellnet.ca
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119 Quebec Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 1V1
Eligibility: Open to seniors 65 years of age and over.
Type of Accommodation: 15 rent-geared-to-income and 27 market rate apartments. Tenants have access to recreational activities within the residence.
Application: For subsidized housing, contact the Social Housing Registry at 613-546-2695 - extension 4764.
For market rate apartments call office number above or by mail:
c/o S. Sherry
117 Quebec Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 1V1
Description: Zion United Church Foundation Incorporation was established in 1974. In 2010, the foundation celebrates 35 years of providing affordable, respected and safe housing for seniors who choose to live in the foundation's housing community. For more information, please call or drop by the office at the address listed. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m to 12 noon.

Queen's Human Resources
Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
T: 613.533.2070 | F: 613.533.6196
hradmin@queensu.ca