History We’ve been about people since the beginning
Not many senior’s residences can boast the history of lovely St. Bernard’s Residence. Originally the summer home of a wealthy Toronto family in the early 20th century, the home was eventually donated to the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in the ‘50s.
The Sisters converted the home into a convalescent hospital until it was turned into a retirement home in 2000. Sitting on 19 acres of beautiful green land at the heart of North York, next to the Don River and lush Canadian forest, the location of the home is both rare and inviting. St. Bernard’s Residence is also one of the only senior residences in Toronto and the GTA to offer Catholic mass and adoration.
Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood and The St. Bernard’s Residence Mission A story of dedicated service
Founded in South Africa in 1885, the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood are now active all over the world. Driven by an evangelical calling, and the undying dedication to helping those in need, the sisters work to provide care and the messages of Jesus Christ wherever they go.
The St. Bernard’s Residence is operated and guided by Christian principles. The sisters strive to provide a safe welcoming home for people of all faiths, respecting the dignity of each individual and supporting them physically, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally to live up to their own maximum potential in their senior years.
A Strong Sense of Belonging Community begins with compassion
The sisters, and all of the staff work hard to make living at St. Bernard’s Residence a welcoming and warm experience for every resident. An array of engaging activities and events are offered to promote social interaction, mental health, exercise, and artistic expression, which perpetuate St. Bernard’s Residence Benedictine legacy of hospitality.