Escape loneliness and isolation and find happiness and joy in a warm friendly home environment with an engaging retirement community

Enjoy the naturally occurring retirement community of Grey Bruce Peninsula



Join with others who enjoy the same things that you do and engage in stimulating conversation



Ongoing friendly, caring, interaction built into the “normal routine” of your life in a home environment



Your celebrations matter (and so do others), those milestones in your life, such as your birthday are actually important because your life is significant.

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Beautiful property in a great retirement community.  The staff are so thoughtful and caring. Highly recommend!

James B.

On behalf of my family thanks so much for making mom feel at home. She enjoys the meals, and her room is large and comfortable. The efforts of your staff have been excellent, please extend to them a heartfelt thank you for everything.

Alan and Nancy

I love the location so close to the downtown core.  The lakeview is absolutely beautiful and the atmosphere here is so positive.

Robert C.

Find Joy with an Engaging Senior Community

Welcome to a unique and special community of independent retirement living where we celebrate the joy of living! Whether you love a good book, a game of cards with friends, or sitting in your favourite armchair after breakfast enjoying the stunning views of Colpoys Bay, Wiarton Retirement Residence, located in a stately, fully renovated century home in the senior-friendly community of Wiarton, Ontario is the kind of rural Canadian retirement home you’ve been looking for. Our singular focus is on helping you find the joy in retirement living. It’s why we wake up in the morning and we hope you’ll experience that same sense of joy when you wake up here with us, as one of only 14 residents, living life well in a loving, intimate and caring, “home away from home.”

Wiarton Retirement Residence is independent senior living at its best. Here, we help foster a true feeling of retirement community. We offer a comfortable living space with communal dining, bright and airy common rooms and a variety of single and two person suites to accommodate your living preferences. We celebrate the significance of you! We celebrate your life, your personal milestones like birthdays and anniversaries and we love a good party too – we’ll come together for any special event – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, the holidays, you name it, we’ll celebrate it because you represent a life well-lived and every occasion deserves a celebration!

At Wiarton Retirement Residence we provide the joy of companionship, while respecting your right to live independently. Have you ever really thought about what retirement senior living should look like for you?  Picture this: Imagine waking up each morning at your leisure and heading out for your usual early morning nature walk or casually making your way down to the dining room for breakfast, the choice is yours.  The cook already knows all your favorites but as she does every morning, she’ll greet you with a smile and ask what she can prepare fresh for you today. After breakfast, you might take your coffee or tea and join with other residents in stimulating conversation or wander about the fully manicured gardens, tending to the flowers or enjoying the views from the verandah of the boaters on Colpoys Bay. Read a book in the sunroom, complete a crossword puzzle or join our current “Artist in Residence” as he sets up an easel and paints away on a summer’s day.  Whatever home feels like for you – we know you’ll find it here.

Wiarton Retirement Residence offers the best of both worlds, the joy of peaceful, independent senior living while creating peace of mind for you and your family by providing residents with nutritious home-cooked meals, and relieving you of the burden of daily housekeeping, laundry, home maintenance and repairs. Onsite personal support and care is also available if it’s needed, alleviating the concerns of family members who live out of town and can’t always be nearby to help.

We are within walking distance of Wiarton’s main downtown amenities including cafes, artisanal bakeries, local shops, a summertime Farmer’s Market and of course, Colpoy’s Bay. Enjoy the easy intimacy of a close small rural town community where you’re sure to be greeted with a friendly ‘Hello’ by passersby.  We’re famous for Groundhog Day and Wiarton Willie, the only albino “Weather Prognosticator” around! Service Clubs abound so no need to stop volunteering and if faith is important to you, there are a number of local Churches representing different denominations, all close enough to walk to, on a lovely warm summer day.  In short, we offer the very best in independent senior living within a warm, senior-friendly community setting. If you’re looking for a new place to call home for you or someone you love, you’ll find JOY here.

Wiarton Retirement Residence – Whatever brings you JOY, you’ll find it here!

Independent Senior Living: For today, and all your tomorrows!

Call: 519-534-5878

Talk with one of our Resident Happiness Specialists and learn how our home can bring joy to your life.


Schedule a consultation to review your retirement needs and find out whether our home is the right fit for you.

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Our Client Reviews

  • 1) I like the vibe around here. Every time you enter, you are welcomed and treated like family. Also, what a view! The view from a cup of coffee on... read more

    thumb Tracie Smith
    February 13, 2023

    Dear everyone at Wiarton Retirement Residence. I want to thank everyone for looking after my father he misses everyone and is in a peaceful place. Lots of Love

    thumb OnlineWealth Creation
    January 13, 2023

    I've been there here at WRR on several occasions. what a wonderful, tranquil area for meditation. An amazing family oriented individuals make up the workforce and the owner of WRR.

    thumb William anthony
    February 13, 2023
  • I have visited a couple of times now. What a great relaxing place to spend some time. The staff and owner are amazing family oriented people.

    thumb Sean Jennings
    January 11, 2020

    They’re providing legitimate value when it comes to finding quality senior accommodations. It’s family-owned and comfortable home-like environment in a natural retirement community.

    thumb Jean Nickerson
    January 18, 2020

    I would highly recommend Wiarton Residence, they took wonderful care of my dad that was there for almost 3 years before he had to move onto LTC. This is... read more

    thumb Edwin Orina
    February 14, 2023
  • On behalf of my family thanks so much for making mom feel at home. She enjoys the meals, and her room is large and comfortable. The efforts of your staff... read more

    thumb Small Business
    October 20, 2022

    My Uncle misses home, At WRR, the cost of living are lively, WRR welcome's you like a top class people in the world regardless of who you are, they are... read more

    thumb Michael richard
    February 13, 2023

    My father is a new resident of Wiarton Retirement Residence (WRR) and I cannot praise the company and staff for the family service they provide. I see this in my... read more

    thumb Ash Rich
    May 4, 2020
  • A very big thankful message from Me, for making my twins sister feel at home, she narrated about the good food, and also her room is enormous and hospitable simply... read more

    thumb Michael thomas
    February 13, 2023

    Love the atmosphere here! Every time you walk in you're greeted like family and made to feel welcome. And the view!!! Make sure to have a coffee on... read more

    thumb Kim Follis
    November 13, 2020

    The staff is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased. This kind of attention is obviously not free. But knowing that my mother is being taken care of and that she... read more

    thumb Chumajoe Kingsley
    February 13, 2023

Common Questions

What does independent living mean?

At Wiarton Retirement Residence, it means you can be as independent as you want to be. You may come and go as you please, and live life the way you want to. At the same time, our home offers a sense of community, a range of caring and kind interaction, educational seminars, a dining room where our residents eat with friends, neighbours and family members, and provide services to make life easier, such as laundry and housekeeping.

Can I go out anytime I want?

Of course you can. Wiarton Retirement Residence is an independent living home. You may come and go as you please. For fire and safety purposes, we just ask that you sign out when leaving and sign in once you return. The sign out/in book is located at the entrance.

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