Abbeyfield Ottawa

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Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Abbeyfield House Ottawa is open and accepting visitors. Each visitor is asked to complete a short Covid-19 survey and temperature check before entering the house, and as is recommended by public health, we do require the wearing of a face mask in common areas. If you are interested in a tour please contact us at (613) 729-4817 to make a reservation. Watch here and on facebook for information about changes to our Covid-19 regulations.

Abbeyfield Ottawa provides family-style accommodation for up to 10 independent seniors. Life at Abbeyfield Ottawa preserves privacy and independence, yet its supportive atmosphere provides companionship and freedom from worries and chores.

Primarily intended as a permanent home for seniors, Abbeyfield has reviewed how it can best serve the continuum of continuing care in Ottawa. While Abbeyfield Ottawa has no medical staff, support from the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), both personal and homemaking, may allow frail seniors to stay here, depending on their condition. The staff at Abbeyfield Ottawa provide nutritious meals, security, and stability, and maintain a comfortable and harmonious atmosphere. The House is wheelchair and walker accessible, with an elevator/lift, hand rails in the hallways, and grab rails in each private bathroom.

All suites at Abbeyfield are bright, self-furnished bed-sitting rooms with a private bath. Residents bring their own furnishings to create unique private spaces within Abbeyfield Ottawa.

The monthly rate for a suite at Abbeyfield Ottawa is affordable and includes parking, high speed WiFi, and the use of laundry facilities. Residents are responsible for telephone and cable services.

Abbeyfield Ottawa currently charges $2,137 monthly which is significantly lower than the price of for-profit retirement establishments in the area. Our aim is that low income should not be a barrier to living in an Abbeyfield House.

News & Events

Monthly Open House: Tea & Tour 

Come and see what Abbeyfield Ottawa is all about!

Join us every fourth Wednesday the month from 2pm – 4pm for a tour of the House. Please contact us at [email protected] or call 613-729-4817 to RSVP.

Upcoming dates: PLEASE NOTE: Tea and Tour dates are currently postponed as a measure to protect our residents from the Covid19 Outbreak.

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa appreciates the support of our many strategic partners.

Corporate Donors

Abbeyfield Ottawa gratefully acknowledges generous donations from the following corporations:

Polanco Home Furniture & Interior Decor Solutions
Check out their Blog post about our renovation here.
C&M Textiles
Villeneuve Interiors
Home Depot
Dymon Group of Companies

Abbeyfield House Ottawa Charity Number: 899344758 RR0001

Abbeyfield Ottawa gratefully receives tax-deductible donations.  To donate, please visit our page on Canada Helps.


After-hours emergency response system (for a monthly fee)
Completely accessible, with elevator, ramps, railings, and grab bars
Beautifully furnished common spaces with meals served daily
Spacious veranda and south-facing deck
Activity room
Resident laundry facilities
Parking for residents and visitors
Smoke-free environment
Free High Speed WiFi


Frequently Asked Questions

Abbeyfield Houses have the atmosphere of a normal, single-family home because they have only five to ten residents and are usually located in residential neighbourhoods. You would have the privacy, dignity and freedom needed to continue leading a normal life, but you would also be in a more secure environment, with the companionship of others.
If you are over the age of 60, reasonably healthy and are uncertain about the appropriateness of your current housing, you may consider applying.
Yes, Abbeyfield Ottawa is prepared to accommodate a couple if the couple is prepared to share one of our standard rooms. An additional charge will apply per couple, per month.
Abbeyfield Ottawa charges are significantly lower than those of for-profit retirement establishments in the area. Our aim is that low income should not be a barrier to living in an Abbeyfield House.
We ask each applicant to designate a trusted relative, friend or professional advisor who can be contacted and consulted in case of an emergency or other difficulty. No financial involvement is required on their part.
There are usually no rules or regulations other than those of normal household courtesy. You will be totally free to do as you choose, and come and go as you wish. Abbeyfield will be your home.
Each Abbeyfield House makes its own decision about smoking. The Abbeyfield House in Ottawa is smoke-free.
You will need to furnish your own room. If you require furniture Abbeyfield Ottawa may be able to help you acquire suitable furnishings.
No. Each occupant is usually responsible for his or her own room and laundry, but cleaning equipment and laundry facilities are available. If you need help, you may wish to employ domestic help at your own expense.
At Abbeyfield Ottawa each suite has its own private bathroom.
A small caged bird or a goldfish possibly, but dogs or cats are not permitted for the comfort of other residents.
Lunch and dinner are prepared daily and a self-service breakfast is available for residents.
Yes. You can communicate with the Cook/House Coordinator to ensure your dietary needs are met.
If you enjoy cooking or gardening (or any other activities or hobbies), you have the opportunity to engage in them. Let the House Co-ordinator know what you would like to do.
As in any family household, minor ailments are dealt with at the House. If you are hospitalized, it is taken for granted that you will return to Abbeyfield — provided that is the wisest thing for you to do.
While Abbeyfield Houses do not provide nursing care, a visiting nurse may be able to address your needs. If you can no longer look after yourself in your own room, other arrangements may have to be made with the help of your designated relative, friend or advisor.
Yes. Abbeyfield Ottawa sometimes has a guest room available that will allow you to try out the lifestyle before you move in. Abbeyfield encourages applicants to keep their former housing arrangements until they feel settled.
Yes. Let the House-Coordinator know in advance. Often, another place can easily be added to the table and we sometimes have a guest room that can accommodate overnight guests.
Yes. Please see for additional addresses and information about Abbeyfield Canada.
Yes. HRH Charles, Prince of Wales is our royal patron.