Entertainment A little excitement in every day

Some of the most popular activities at St. Bernard’s Residence include bingo, meditation, art classes, musical performances, reading, and Saturday night movies. There is always something happening here to keep your soul satisfied. We love input from our residents regarding new activities and entertainment that might get the whole community involved. Check out our event calendar for upcoming events, excursions, and entertainment. We love to have fun, won’t you join us?

Library

Our library is stocked with an array of books. So, no matter what type of writing your prefer, there is always something interesting for you to read. We’re constantly buying new material, and receiving donations so our content is revolving and fresh. If you love quiet time and reading then the St. Bernard’s Residence library is something that you’ll really enjoy.

Lounges

We have 2 fantastic lounges to choose from. On the 2nd floor you’ll find the television lounge where there is always something good on, and you’ll never miss your favourite programs; this is also where you can get access to our beautiful patio garden. Our 3rd floor features the social lounge, which offers a large screen television, an extensive selection of books, activity centre, and live musical performances. All in all, our lounges create social, fun, and inviting atmospheres that promote conversation, laughter, and good times. Oh, and don’t miss out on movie night every Saturday evening!

Cultural Activities

We are a Catholic residence and that means that we have members from all different types of cultural backgrounds. We work to make everyone feel welcome and often hold events surrounding the different foods, games, and practices of the countries that represent our varied and diverse community. Check our calendar HERE for the latest info.

Worship Find peace through faith

Chapel

St. Bernard’s Residence is one of the few retirement homes in Toronto and the GTA that offers daily Catholic mass and adoration on-site.They are organized by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood and an in-house Chaplain. Special masses are regularly held and family and friends of residents are always encouraged to join our services. If mobility access is a concern, not to worry, communion can be delivered directly to your seat.

Adoration Every day at 2pm

Weekday Mass 6:15pm

Weekend Mass 11am

Special Holiday Masses 11am and 4pm

Guidance

Residents are free to visit at any time they please for personal or group prayer. It offers a small elevator for those who need mobility access and is always supervised by at least two sisters. It is a beautiful, joyful, and peaceful place to be, and is a very special place for everyone who calls St. Bernard’s Residence home. Religious guidance is always available and recommended; we want to help you through anything and everything through the power of Christ and His teachings.

Involvement Become an integral part of our community

People need purpose. At St. Bernard’s Residence we understand that just because you’re a senior doesn’t mean you can’t be involved in a community and the decisions it makes. Here, our community is about respect, opportunity, and being treated as an equal, so we’re always trying to get people involved as long as they’re comfortable with it. We believe that quality of life is directly related to a connection to people.

Our sisters work diligently to personally invite all of our residents to events, and on excursions, and people who want to contribute are welcome to volunteer or make recommendations. Everyone has a voice at St. Bernard’s Residence, everyone has a say, and everyone is made to feel like a participating member of our warm community.

Outdoors Explore our beautiful gardens

A serene fountain that works to promote inner peace, self-reflection, and happiness highlights our lush gardens. Wonderful, vibrant colours festoon the green landscape creating an Oasis for everyone who lives here. It is truly a beautiful place to be.

Outdoor Activities – Good Friends, Fresh Air, and Sweet Sunshine

From gardening and lawn bowling, to quiet walks, and garden teatime, St. Bernard’s Residence takes full advantage of our 19-acre property as a useful community-building tool. Enjoy a cool breeze in the warm sun and chat with one of the many friends you’ll make here, or indulge in the pages of a classic novel.