Finding a Retirement Home in Toronto

Retirement Homes for Downsizers in the GTA or Southern Ontario

Downsizing into a retirement community can be emotional and overwhelming. Have you begun your search for a home?

Maybe you’re the one making the move, or maybe you’re looking for the best senior’s community for your mom or dad. Either way, you don’t want to realize with a sinking heart a few months in that you’ve made the wrong decision.

There are so many options to choose from. Today’s retirement homes offer a wide variety of lifestyles and service levels.

What can you expect from a retirement residence? Many homes enable you to take part in social activities, form friendships with other residents, and be either busy or relaxed, as you prefer. You can also take advantage of amenities and services that make your new life easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable.

When you go through the Transitions Downsizing Done Right program, in our exclusive 3-step process we’ll help you identify what kinds of retirement homes will best suit you or your family member who’s downsizing. We’ll also determine what levels of service and care you need and can afford.

Choosing a Retirement Community

Whether you’re looking for an active 55+ community, an independent-living apartment, an assisted-living centre, or another type of retirement home, the choices you’ll face may seem endless. Your first consideration may be picking a location that’s near your family or friends.

Many homes offer amenities such as party rooms, games lounges, cinemas, gyms, and outdoor barbecues, to name a few. You’ll also want to take services like housekeeping, laundry, transportation, meal preparation, health care, and personal care into account.

Do you like to stay active, or do you prefer taking it easy? And do you enjoy the energy of having lots of people around you, or is reading a book on a quiet patio more your cup of tea?

Ideal retirement homes offer the best of many worlds. It’s common for homes to provide access to exercise classes, arts and crafts, activity coordinators, fitness trainers, and weekly programs and events, for those who want to take part.

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As downsizing experts who specialize in working with clients like you, we know first hand that many people don’t know exactly what to look for when touring senior homes. To help you choose wisely, please download our checklist of questions to ask during your visit.

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Downsizing Into a Retirement Home—Let Us Guide You from Start to Finish

Transitioning into a retirement community is a critical part of your downsizing journey. But remember that it’s just one step! You’ll also need to declutter and sell your house in Toronto or the GTA and be sure you have a good financial advisor* to manage your retirement nest egg.

From helping you prepare your home for sale, to listing it on the market, to contacting retirement homes on your behalf and accompanying you on tours* if you wish, we’ll support you every step of the way.

At Transitions, we’re licensed Realtors® and compassionate downsizing experts. We know how big and emotional this move may be for you. That’s why we have developed our Downsizing Done Right Program – we’re here to listen and help you through your journey.

Finding a retirement community—do you know where to start?

If you’re thinking of downsizing out of your house and transitioning into a retirement home, let’s book a time for a friendly conversation

NO OBLIGATION. This is a complimentary chat to get to know each other and see whether we might be a good fit for you.
* Fees may apply for services provided by third-party providers such as financial planners, retirement coaches, movers, cleaners, professional organizers, new home builders, home inspectors, designers, lawyers, stagers, and more.

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