As far as locations go, it doesn’t get any more scenic than this. Overlooking the Mississippi River and nestled alongside the Trans Canada Trail, Waterside is a vibrant rental retirement community in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.
Just a short drive from Ottawa, Waterside is conveniently located in scenic Carleton Place. Take a stroll down the street to the town centre and shopping districts to enjoy great dining and year-round special events. On site, landscaped walking paths crisscross our grounds, plus we’re right beside by the world’s longest network of trails – the Trans Canada Trail.
Downtown Carleton Place
Carleton Place Memorial Hospital
Carleton Place Canoe Club
Because you deserve the suite life.
Beautiful. Spacious. Convenient. Safe.
When we design our suites, we take out time to think about what is most important to you. For example, our spacious suites include walk-in closets because we appreciate how important storage is when moving from a larger home. Our kitchenettes feature full-size refrigerators instead of smaller bar-fridge models because we know that sometimes you just want to prepare a snack for the grandchildren instead of heading over to the dining room. Our bathrooms feature a walk-in shower with a built-in seat and safety bars so you can bathe with ease.
All suites include the following:
Seasonal personal control of heating and air conditioning
Kitchenette with full size refrigerator and microwave
Neutral suite finishes to let your personal style shine
Emergency call button system
445 sq. ft.
One Bedroom Sample
539 sq. ft.
One Bedroom + Den Sample
658 sq. ft.
Two Bedroom Sample
738 sq. ft.
When you're eating well you're living well... and living well is what we're all about.
Our healthy menu options offer you delicious and nutritious homestyle meals made with fresh wholesome ingredients and mouthwatering flavour. Everything made in our kitchen is V!VAlicious, which means equal parts nutritious and delicious. Plus, we get to use all the fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown in our very own V!VA Victory Garden.
Every V!VAlicious dining experience includes:
Three meals daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Mouth-watering dishes prepared by our professional chefs, proven to satisfy even the fussiest
Table service in the dining room
A wide variety of menu choices including a la carte and chef specials
Quality wine selections available with meals
Gourmet and theme nights
Perks! bistro-café for fresh coffee, snacks, and baked goods all day
A private dining room available to entertain family and friends
And much more!
From organized events to spontaneous trips around town, every day is great and different because there is simply so much to do!
Here are some of the great activities our Community Members have recently enjoyed:
Healthy living lectures
V!VAfit senior fitness classes
Cooking and baking demonstrations
Lectures on historical and current events by local experts
Wine tasting events
Shopping trips to local malls, town centers and farmer’s markets
Visits to the local library, horse racing venue, and baseball or hockey games
Group trips to museums and art galleries
Whatever puts a smile on your face!
From an on-site café and pub to a full selection of wellness amenities (including a Brain Gym!) there is so much to do each and every day.
Our main lobby is a warm and welcoming space to greet friends and family.
Fresh coffee, teas and baked goods always go down well with great conversation.
The only things more appealing and appetizing than our dining room décor are the delectable V!VAlicious meals served here three times daily. Bon appetite!
Catch the latest game or TV show with a group of friends in a casual and cheery environment.
Card tables and an excellent selection of books and magazines, plus a number of computers with internet access to check email and surf the web.
Our state-of-the-art big screen theatre system turns every film into an instant classic. Plus, there’s always fresh popcorn popping!
Always heated to the ideal temperature – and saltwater won't dry out your skin the way chlorine does. Plenty of room around the pool to relax in a chaise lounge, too!
With the soothing colours and delightful finishes, the only thing that looks better in our Salon is that dynamite haircut and stunning manicure you just received. (Have another glass of cucumber water while you're at it!)
V!VAfit Strength & Stretch Studios
Featuring easy-to-use, state-of-the-art fitness equipment specifically designed for older adults, our V!VAfit studios are a great place for our group classes too!
Care & SERVICES.
Whether you're looking for some well-deserved pampering from a hairdresser or manicurist, or a concierge to help carry in your parcels, or just the simple peace of mind that comes from knowing your needs will be noticed and met, you'll find it right here. From lifestyle activities to wellness and healthcare, your V!VA Retirement Community has everything you need.
All the freedom you could ask for in the comfort & safety of our friendly community.
Assisted Living Services
Peace-of-mind with healthcare services provided in your very own suite.
Healthy Body & Mind
You'll be inspired to stay healthy like never before.
Concierge & Housekeeping
Enjoy some well-deserved pampering with our concierge & housekeeping services.
Pricing & PROMOTIONS.
At V!VA, we believe in providing more for less - larger suites, healthy and delicious dining, more amenities and activities. All for a monthly rent that is equivalent or less than what has traditionally been available.
All-inclusive suites start from just $3,150 / month
To find more about the great value offered at V!VA compared to what you typically spend living in a house or condo, please click on the document icon to download and print our helpful cost comparison worksheet.
It never occurred to me to move into a retirement community until I went for a tour at V!VA. Now that I have been a Community Member here for almost a year, I have become friends with wonderful people, been fed...
- June, V!VA Community Member
Not only are the Community Members really friendly, but the Team Members at V!VA are amazing as well. Being around such positive and active people makes V!VA a great place to be, especially with the wonderful ambiance of the unique interior and exterior. I love all the variety of activities, especially the V!VAfitprogram. It is so much fun!
- Yuki, V!VA Community Member
I have very specific dietary issues. I met with the Executive Chef and discussed at length the menu choices that would be available. I was confident my needs would be met and we moved to V!VA. This decision was...
- Norma, V!VA Community Member
Do you have any questions? We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us by phone, email, or mail.