While there is no one region that will appeal to all retirees, there are a number of Ontario towns that offer enviable amenities and lifestyles for seniors. This topic is a personal one for me. My brother, sister, and I all emigrated from Quebec to Ontario about a decade ago. Now that we have kids of our own here, we’re trying to convince our parents to make the move west as well.
It just makes sense. They’re retired, we’d like to see them more often, and of course we want them to have regular access to their grandkids. (Okay, we want regular access to nearby reliable babysitters.) I’ve been surveying my in-laws, their friends, and other older people I know as well as researching the local amenities and cost of living to find the best spots to retire in this province.
While Toronto offers all of the attractions and services of a world class city, many retirees prefer the lower cost of living, and slower pace of life available in the smaller cities and towns around the province.