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Spring 2019 | SenbridGe Spotlight - Chartwell opens new retirement residence concept in Toronto

This article originally appeared the SenbridGe SEES - Spring 2019 issue and was written in partnership with Chartwell, Daniels, and Welltower.

April 1st marked the opening of The Sumach by Chartwell, a residential concept for active, semi/retired people 55+ who desire an independent and outgoing lifestyle in the heart of Toronto’s Downtown East. Featuring 12 storeys of 332 exclusive rental units, premium amenities and a selection of à la carte services designed to make life easy and enjoyable, The Sumach offers a modern, pet-friendly setting in an urban locale.

The new residence is located in the revitalized Regent Park neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. The 69-acre revitalization is being led by a partnership between The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing, with the objective to continue to transform the neighbourhood into a dynamic, inter-generational community. In revitalizing Regent Park, The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing are undertaking the largest mixed-income development in Canada, with eventually more than 17,500 residents living in 7,500 units when the project is completed over the next 10 years. Among the hallmarks of the revitalization is the transformation of the 69 acre neighbourhood to include new amenities and community services, as well as employment and capacity building opportunities for local residents.

At the 2016 Groundbreaking

The Sumach by Chartwell offers a maintenance-free, adult lifestyle only steps away from diverse dining options and a range of nearby arts and entertainment venues and health and fitness centres. All suites in the residence offer generous living spaces and are equipped with full kitchens. The residence also includes 82 underground parking spaces, 100 bike racks, a pet spa, approximately 5,500 square feet of retail spaces, and an outdoor terrace and BBQ area for entertaining. The residence has a restaurant with informal and formal dining areas, as well as a café/bistro for informal gatherings open to the broader community.

“The Sumach by Chartwell is our first large-scale development in Ontario offering a wide variety of amenities and activities on an à la carte basis, making this living option much more affordable in comparison to an all-inclusive retirement living model prevalent in the province today,” said Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences.


Also in this issue:

Friends: The Intergenerational Reboot

Reduce Risks with Medication Management

The Evolution of Physician Leadership in the Senior Living Industry



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