Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence – Ottawa, ON

Retirement Community in Ottawa (Gloucester)

889 Elmsmere Road, Ottawa, ON K1J 9L5 View Map

Imagine waking up on a cold, snowy January morning and not wondering how long it will take you to clear your front steps but anticipating the delicious pancakes awaiting you in the dining room – and then the scrabble game with your wily neighbour. Retirement living at Elmsmere Villa in Ottawa (Gloucester) is about doing more of what you want to do, and less of what you have to do.


Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence has been designed to bring together the serenity of private living with the true enjoyment of socialization: You will find our lounge, games room and living room to be lively spaces where good things happen.

Our accommodations are in the form of spacious studio and 1-bedroom suites, all with an abundance of natural light and a neutral design palate that provides the perfect backdrop for your special belongings. Naturally, you control the air conditioning and heat in your suite, and your adorable cat is welcome.

Your safety is security is of paramount concern to us and so we have installed emergency call systems and step-in showers in all suites, as well as a top-notch fire safety system.


At Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence, we are inordinately fond of the letter “E”. Why? Well, we believe that our focus on excellence, experience and enjoyment means that you can develop a lifestyle that brings you meaning and joy at our retirement home.

You might find yourself lost in a Tuesday night lecture on an adventurous trip to Cape Breton Island or strengthening your body at a Thursday morning fitness class or painting in the style of Picasso – or a four-year-old. You build the lifestyle that works for you at Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence.


Our Chef du Cuisine and his team begin the process of building a varied, healthful, appetizing menu exactly where they should, with our residents, asking for suggestions. We are committed to serving fresh ingredients of high quality as part of our balanced menu, every day.

Should you have some special dietary needs – perhaps you are diabetic or intolerant of gluten – you will find that our team will offer you excellent choices.

When friends or family join you for a meal, we encourage you to reserve our charming private dining room. You will find that entertaining has never been so easy.


At Elmsmere Villa Retirement Residence, you will find that our outstanding staff provide the services that you require so that you live each day as the best version of yourself. From arranging transportation to an important veterinary appointment when your beloved cat is unwell to helping you get into your favourite blue dress, we have you covered.

Contact us today to arrange a tour of our lovely retirement community in Ottawa (Gloucester). You may find that you would like our home to be your home too.

Care Type: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite, Short Term Stay, Retirement Homes, Senior Homes

Accreditation: ORCA

  • Minimum Monthly Rate: $2295
  • Private Pay
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Concierge services
  • Continence program
  • Daily calendar management
  • Diabetic care
  • Drinks/snacks provided
  • Foot care/podiatry/chiropody
  • Health and wellness services
  • Health Care Aide
  • Help with daily activities
  • Hospice care available
  • Housekeeping
  • Lab service (visiting)
  • Levels of care/services
  • Linen services
  • MD (can retain own MD)
  • MD (visiting)
  • Medication management
  • Mental and physical fitness programs
  • Nursing services
  • Nutritious meals
  • Ongoing health monitoring
  • Personal check-ins
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personalized service assessment and plan
  • Recreation therapy
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Resident council
  • Respite care available
  • Room service available
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Short term stay
  • Staff available 24/7
  • Transportation to medical appts
  • Trial stays
  • Two person lift
  • Art and crafts classes
  • Educational programs
  • Exercise and fitness classes
  • Family events
  • Guest speakers and presentations
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Parties and socials
  • Recreational activities
  • Religious activities
  • Trips and outings
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Business office/postal services
  • Chapel
  • Computer room
  • Dining room
  • Fire safety system
  • Games room
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Laundry room
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Outdoor garden areas
  • Parking provided
  • Patio
  • Pharmacy
  • Private dining room
  • Recreation room
  • Tuck shop
Property Info
  • Studio suites
  • 1 Bedroom suites
  • Air conditioning/climate control
  • Emergency call system
  • Kitchenette
  • Large closets
  • Private suites
  • Small pets allowed
  • Variety of floor plans
  • Walk-in shower/tub
  • Wheelchair access

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