Enjoy the best of Thorncliffe Place retirement


Thorncliffe Place is a family owned retirement residence in Ottawa that offers seventy-two well appointed private suites and seniors apartments in a wheelchair accessible low rise building.

Thorncliffe Place offers the following :

Private Suite

  • Wireless emergency alert system
  • Large casement windows with custom-made draperies
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Telephone, high-speed wireless Internet, and cable TV
  • Smoke detectors and fire sprinklers
  • Private mailboxes
  • Optional private fireplace

Health Services

  • Professional, registered staff on duty 24 hours/day
  • Administration of medications
  • Two person assists
  • Mechanical lifts
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Palliative care and end of life care
  • Wireless emergency device for each resident
  • Weekly clinics by house physician
  • Short-term convalescent and respite stays
  • Support for residents with dementia


  • Fresh, delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals
  • Special Textured Diet Requirements
  • Diet Restrictions: Allergies, Diabetic, Celiac, Low Residue
  • Strictly following Canada’s Food Guide
  • Snacks and refreshments available 24 hours/day
  • Afternoon and evening tea


  • Live entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping excursions and outings
  • Exercise classes
  • Happy Hour
  • Cards and games
  • Craft program
  • Special events
  • Religious services
  • Movies and bingo
  • Book and discussion groups
  • Themed holiday parties

Supplementary Services and Supplies

  • Foot Care Nurse
  • Onsite Lab Visits
  • Mobile dentist
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Daily newspaper
  • Personal transportation
  • Specialized medical services, supplies and equipment
  • Salon and barber services
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Guest meals


  • Activities room for arts and crafts
  • Tuck shop and bar
  • Putting green and shuffleboard
  • Lounges with fireplaces
  • Library with large print books
  • Dance floor
  • 16 passenger luxury bus with wheel chair lift
  • Secure resident storage area
  • Resident parking with plug-in


  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Fresh towels and bed linens supplied
  • Dry cleaning
  • Hair salon
  • Postal services
  • Footcare services

More Thorncliffe Place Features and Services

Thorncliffe Place offers an inviting home with an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere, private suites furnished in traditional décor, optional private fireplace and large casement windows. Every suite has a private four piece bath. Suites are equipped with electric heat and air conditioning which can be adjusted to individual comfort levels. Each room is equipped with smoke detectors and sprinklers for safety.

Each senior citizen resident receives a wireless emergency alert pendant. Every suite has cable TV, a private mailbox and access to a secure storage locker located in the basement. Suites on the second and third floors can be accessed by elevator. Our senior retirement residences features various services which makes you feel right at home in Ottawa.

Thorncliffe Place retirement residence ottawa employs wonderful chefs, who plan and prepare nutritious, healthy, and delicious home cooked meals. The menu offers a variety of fresh seasonal selections and special diets can be accommodated easily. The kitchen provides meal service in two sittings for each meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner – in Thorncliffe’s main dining room.


Assorted juices
Cold or hot cereal

Eggs: Served poached, fried or scrambled

Pancakes or waffle day
French Toast
Bacon or Sausage
Yogurt and/or cheese


Sample Menu:


Beef Barley Soup or Vegetable Cocktail

Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with Spring Mix Salad or Turkey Sandwich on Multigrain Bread

Lemon Tart


Glazed Ham with Pineapple or Pasta of the Day

Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus Spears, Butternut Squash, Garden Salad, Dinner Roll


Apart from dining and other activities, a variety of services are offered including housekeeping and laundry. Clean towels and linens are supplied each week. Residents may also use laundry facilities which are located on every floor. Dry cleaning, postal and handyman services are also available. Resident parking offers a plug-in for your car. Supplementary services, paid for by the resident, are also available such as pedicures and manicures, barber and salon services, specialized medical services, supplies and equipment, personal transportation and newspaper. Thorncliffe Place is ideally located close to dozens of stores and services. Some stores and services are within walking distance of the residence.

  • Post Office
  • Loeb
  • LCBO
  • Bus stops
  • Dry cleaners
  • Winners
  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Various Restaurants
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Wallack’s Crafts
  • Staples
  • The Beer Store
  • Target
  • Canadian Tire

Thorncliffe Place provides scheduled weekly activities for residents. The Activities Department offers church services, bingo and movies, cards and games, exercise classes, a book club, a crafts program, discussion groups, karaoke, pet therapy, art shows and a happy hour. Thorncliffe also hosts a birthday party once a month for seniors living in Ottawa that are celebrating as well as holiday parties and special events. Shopping excursions take place twice a week and various outings are offered three times a week with transportation on the facility’s wheel chair accessible 16 passenger luxury bus. Residents are reminded of activities each day.

Thorncliffe Place has a library with large print books, a tuck shop, a small theatre, and a hair care studio. There is an activities room, a dance floor and state-of-the-art surround sound in the dining room. The residence also has lounges with fireplaces and a bar. The facility also offers indoor and outdoor shuffleboard courts, a putting green alongwith many other features which will make you feel right at home. Residents can exercise their green thumb in the many gardens surrounding Thorncliffe Place.