guildwood retirement residences

In an era where people value meaningful experiences and environments that are both functional and inspiring, the Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence stands out as a beacon of innovation and thoughtful design. The Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residences has redefined what it means to offer a holistic, nature-inspired, and historically resonant environment for seniors. It’s not just about aging gracefully, but about living a life enriched with experiences, memories, and the comforting embrace of nature and community. This project embodies the spirit of 2023 and sets a benchmark for others to aspire towards.

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
182,000 SF
Chartwell Retirement Residences
Chartwell Retirement Residences
Michael Spaziani Architect Inc. (prior to merging with SRM Architects Inc. in March 2023)
Interior Design Firm:
van der King Design Group Inc.
Collaborative Structures Limited

The Resident Lounge is a perfect place to socialize, or to sit and read a good book next to the lobby fireplace. The calming entrance aquarium helps to enclose it at the entry of the building.

The Theatre and Chapel provide tiered seating to allow for unobstructed views. The Music Room has become a hub where some residents have started giving lessons to others.

The Spa features a heated indoor pool offering relaxation, while the modern fitness studio caters to holistic wellness, including a yoga studio.

Drawing from the neighbourhood’s artistic lineage, the events and experiences offer avenues for personal exploration of the rich park and trails and create spaces where residents can connect and build lasting friendships.

Residents receive a selection of inviting suites. The prestige apartments come in one- or two-bedroom layouts, with the addition of full kitchens, in-suite laundry, and a patio or balcony. The Memory Living neighbourhood offers cozy, well-designed studio suites.

Like the rest of the Retirement Residence, Guildwood provides an inviting dining experience, where everything feels like it was chosen just for you. The dining room feels like a chic restaurant, with sleek and comfortable banquettes and tables, mid-century modern wood dividers and columns, and open seating. A Maître D’ will greet residents warmly and guide them to their tables. Chartwell has its very own in-house Culinary Centre, the first of its kind in the Canadian senior living industry. In the Culinary Centre, Chartwell trains food and beverage employees, and tests new recipes in a state-of-the-art industry kitchen, helping to ensure a high-quality dining experience for residents.