Governor's Walk Retirement Residence - Ottawa, ON

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Customer Reviews

Very nice. Beautiful grounds. Balcony courtyard room was beautiful $4600/month. Mom would love the view. Wrong type of bathtub,no walk in shower in that room.
Cheaper rooms (suites)had cut out baths but one had windows above shoulder level and it was colder.
The high ceilings in the smaller rooms not a plus, looks smaller.

My mother and I had a lovely visit of Governor's Walk. [name removed] was very friendly and informative. My mother liked the feeling of the residence, more specifically the dining room, common areas and the activity schedule. She could afford one of the smaller studios and is not quite sure yet if she's willing to downsize that much. We will continue to visit other facilities but definitely are keeping Governor's Walk as a top contender for now.

It is a very clean facility with friendly staff. It has an activity program, a visiting doctor and takes guests to medical appointments. My mother is well cared for.

A Unique Retirement Residence in Ottawa

My Mom is 89 years old and lived in her apartment until early this year. She was doing well but it was obvious that she needed not only some care but company throughout her day. She had family visits but we felt she needed more activities and personal contacts. She was not at all interested in looking at any retirement residences and very reluctantly visited Governor's Walk Retirement Residence with her Granddaughter. From the moment she pulled up to the building, her eyes lit up and she showed interest in viewing the residence. She said that as soon as she walked through the front door and was greeted, she felt at home and comfortable. She has lived there 9 months and has nothing but positive reflections on each day. She likes all the people who live there and all the people who attend to everyone's needs throughout the day. The management staff is professional and always helpful to her and to us as family members who make requests or ask for information. Everyone that helps Mom keep her room tidy, who make her delicious meals every day, who provide social activities, who provide medical and nursing assistance go above and beyond to make her feel at home. We could not be more pleased with Governor's Walk or with A Place for Mom who helped us find her new home. My Mom is very happy there and I hope for years to come!

Very warm and inviting. Going back for a second visit

Toured this spectacular residence. You can feel the ambiance the minute you walk through the door. The recent renovations and upgrades make this a premier spot in Ottawa.


Beautiful home. Wonderful staff. The residents are happy, which means a lot. After speaking with the residents and the staff, i knew this was a place i would bring my loved one when they are ready. The recent renovations done are just astounding and really bring the feeling of comfort.

My overall rating is really 3.5 Stars.

The location is lovely with the park and the governor's residence being very close by. The building is in need of a little TLC in terms of rennos. the room was impressive however the balcony although spacious had rotted wood again in need of renovations. the studio apartment with balcony at starts at $4,600. this makes it more expensive than the beacon Heights community.

Consumers Choice Award 2018 and in past years. was a former monastery/friary in the 1950's but certainly has been upgraded since then. Has 64 residences with parks nearby where they regularly go for picnics also next to the governor generals park. Can easily see the parliament buildings. Located in the Edinburgh community bordering on Vanier. Very quiet neighbourhood with easy access to parkland and waterways . Red Seal chef food looks very good. Large patio deck with lots of space for celebrations, lots of outings and music, community service. NEGATIVE: Since this residence is older many of the rooms have older furnishings. (Cabinets, refrigerators, faucets) slowly they are modifying their rooms but are not opposed to the resident to upgrade themselves. No pool on site.

Very nice facility. Bright spacious studio suites, a lovely dining room, friendly staff, an excellent program of activities for the residents -- I was impressed. The only drawback is that it is a good 45 minutes from where I live; I think that will make it difficult for me to just 'pop' over to see her. I am still thinking about that aspect.

Wonderful atmosphere and very friendly residents. Ground level accommodations not in Mom's favour, but will schedule a trial.

[Removed] was very friendly and helpful. Nice quiet location. Clean, well maintained. Staff were friendly, polite. Meal was good..large portions for mom. Lots of choices on a large Carter. Nice size room, large windows. Lots of light, handrails, terrace garden. Good selection of daily activities

I thought it was fine

The staff were very friendly, and helpful. We didn't have any major complaints it was clean and quite nice.