St. Bernards Residence – Toronto, ON

Retirement Residences in Toronto

685 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON M2R 1P2 View Map

St. Bernard’s Residence is a retirement home in the dynamic city of Toronto, in North York, where it sits on 19 acres of land purchased in 1954 by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood. Walking paths wind through this unique property and lovers of antique furniture will find themselves enthralled by the decor inside the buildings.

Accommodations

St. Bernard’s Residence is a retirement home that welcomes you immediately, you almost feel as if the buildings were greeting you with a hearty hug. Part of the charm of this retirement home is its quirkiness; it has a one-lane bowling alley, for example, and a fabulous fountain that looks as if it belongs in a past era.

Our accommodations are studio units and are cozy, well-lit spaces, furnished with care. All rooms and facilities are accessible by wheel-chair and en suite bathrooms are spacious and equipped with safety railings.

Our retirement home prioritizes your safety and security. Each bathroom has an emergency bell and there is always a registered nurse on duty.

Lifestyle

At St. Bernard’s Residence, you will find a social structure that is based on the family unit. You will be provided with a plethora of choices when it comes to activities; the garden, library and TV lounge are popular spaces and a continually changing roster of hosted activities is offered.

We want you to live a healthful, satisfying life at St. Bernard’s Residence; we build relationships with our residents that allow us to support them in creating a fulfilling lifestyle.

Dining

Meals are a social, pleasant time at St. Bernard’s Residence; we offer varied, healthful meals and are happy to accommodate special dietary meals. Residents who would like to eat a meal whilst in their room have only to ask, and healthful drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. 

Services

We consider the residents who live at St. Bernard’s Residence to be part of our extended family; we have the best interests of each individual in mind as we work to support them as they go about their lives. Our in-house chapel is a meditative space and we will happily support you in observing your faith as you wish.     

We are happy to provide tours for those interested in life at our retirement home, though we do ask that you telephone to make an appointment: short term stays and trial stays are offered and present a convenient way to experience life at St. Bernard’s Residence before making a long-term commitment.

Care Type: Independent Living, Retirement Homes, Senior Homes

Accreditation: ORCA

  • Minimum Monthly Rate: $2200
  • Private Pay
Services
  • Drinks/snacks provided
  • Foot care/podiatry/chiropody
  • Housekeeping
  • Lab service (visiting)
  • MD (can retain own MD)
  • MD (visiting)
  • Medication management
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Short term stay
  • Staff available 24/7
  • Trial stays
Activities
  • Art and crafts classes
  • Exercise and fitness classes
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Parties and socials
  • Recreational activities
  • Religious activities
Amenities
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Chapel
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Outdoor garden areas
  • Parking provided
  • Patio
  • Walking paths
Property Info
  • Studio suites
  • Walk-in shower/tub

Reviews of St. Bernards Residence – Toronto, ON

Average Rating:

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Friendly, Professional, Skilled
4.7 out of 5

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4.5 out of 5
Review by David / Jul 11, 2017
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Perfect atmosphere, Open Tour with all questions answered

Perfect retirement conditions for my family member
Review by Sharon C., daughter of the late Margaret B. / Apr 8, 2017
Family or friend of a resident
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St. Bernard's is the most wonderful senior residence. My dear mom was a resident there until she passed away in November of 2016. St. Bernard's is the most loving, faith environment for seniors of any faith or nationality. The people at St. Bernard's treat their residence with such dignity, love and care. I would recommend this home 100 percent. Sharon C.
Review by Beny / Aug 19, 2015
4.0 out of 5

Staff

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Overall

a discovery visit

Facility and Staff..seem adequate...It does not meet the needs of my mother along with her disabilities at the cost mentioned.

A nursing home with 24 hr. care availability is more suited to her needs.
Thank You
Review by Sabina Verified Client / Jan 18, 2015
Prospective resident
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my very first touch with St. Bernard's

I cannot give any ratings yet for food or activities because I have not lived at St. Bernard's yet. Through a stroke of luck I came across their website thanks to Seniorszen and unfortunately by then I was already committed to a regular apt. in Toronto. I was called within 24 hours by Sister Sarah and after having talked to her for a considerable time, I came away with a big smile and a very happy positive feeling of hope, grace and caring. Once I am settled in my apt. I will most certainly check what appears to be a haven of peace and make future decisions. I have an idea I want to live my life out there.
These reviews are the subjective opinion of the reviewers and not of SeniorsZen.com
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