Retirement residence award Queens Avenue by reader's choice 2020
Queens Avenue Retirement Residence Award
Readers choice award won by Queens Avenue Retirement Residence
Readers choice award 2017 won byQueens Avenue Retirement Residence


“Harry & I have been happy living at Queens Avenue. The staff are so helpful and all our wants have been met. We are in accommodation of our choice which gives our family peace of mind. The preparation and variety of meals are generally to our taste. The activities and entertainment add to our enjoyment. ”

- Harry & Dorothy T.

“Our family has spent some time finding the right “home” for our Mom; by this I do not mean a retirement home or nursing home, but an actual home, and we all feel she is finally there. I have worked in retirement homes and we have researched many, but I have to truthfully say this is the best I have ever seen.”

— Bonnie T.

“Mom has told the family numerous times that she is very happy at Queens. Mom fell and cut her arm badly and Queens handled all the necessary cleaning and bandaging. As a family we are at rest knowing that our mother is well cared for.”

— Dee M.

“Independent life- with medical and social amenities readily available PLUS: Warm & supportive staff! Terrific kitchen & pantry! Cupboards galore! All “PLUSSES” unique to Queens Ave Retirement Residence!! ”

— Joyanne P.

“I have found Nicola and the staff to be very approachable and helpful. I enjoy my privacy but I also like the option to join in on the activities offered. The central location has enabled me to keep my “long time” Oakville friends, doctors, church and more, and has also allowed to me make new friends. I am happy to be living at Queens.”

— Joanne A.

“It's fair to say that an excellent retirement home is not just were the staff are great and the food is good - its a place where needs are more anticipated than just noticed; where nourishment is for the body, yes, but mind and spirit too. Its where our elders experience the care and loving they have given us - every month and week, day and moment of each year. It is where my uncle and aunt found a wonderful next home - where they became part of a larger family. Many years ago THEY chose the Queens Avenue Retirement Residence and we are oh so pleased they did.”

— James Roy

“After 52 years in their house, the in-laws had to move into a retirement residence where they could receive the care they needed and deserved. Fortunately, the staff at Queens Retirement Residence made the transition as easy and pleasant as it could possibly be. We were repeatedly impressed and relieved at the level of professionalism and personal warmth they demonstrated, as we worked together to overcome the various obstacles that inevitably present themselves. In the end, the well-being of the in-laws skyrocketed - as our worry and concern vanished. We now enjoy visiting both the staff and residents as often as we can, because it's an absolute pleasure to be there. If you're considering moving to a retirement residence, we cannot recommend Tom, Darlene and the folks at Queens Avenue Retirement highly enough.”

— Allan Gaudette

“Our entire family want to thank the staff and caregivers at queens avenue for doing such a fantastic job with all their residents and each other. They went out of their way to make our mom’s 90 th birthday very special even though she couldn’t see family on her day because of covid 19. The team work so well together coordinating care, activities and helping everybody feel that this is their home and they are safe and well taken care of. This means so much to us as we are spread out across Barrie Hamilton and Oakville. We would highly recommend Queens as an assistant living residence for parents who are needing extra care and companionship that family can’t always provide. It is a quaint 4 story residence with greenery and closeness to highways too. Thank you once again to the entire staff for working so well to keep smiles on our parents faces. It was the best move for our mom after 50 years in her family home. She has met so many wonderful friends and caregivers. Keep up the great work!”

— Paul Cressman


Thank you lunch provided by the children of Yong C. “Many thanks for your kindness and tender care of our parents, we really appreciate the Queens staff.”

Thank you lunch provided to staff from the family of Marie F. “Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for the care you all give, you are an amazing staff.”

Thank you lunch provided to staff from the family of Maria & Gino S. “Thank you for everything you do. You are our heroes, and you are amazing.”

Thank you lunch provided to staff from the Owner, Michael. “Your dedication to our residents and families is always important and appreciated, most especially at this time.”

Thank you lunch provided to the staff by the family of Lise F. “Thank you for the wonderful job Team Queens! We are grateful for your week in keeping our Mom and all the residents safe. The wonderful staff brightens up the world for the residents and always makes them smile. You say the nicest things with your gentle style. You make them feel special with everything you do. You know just what to do -because you are you. Although we are sad to be apart, we are comforted for the caring is clear to see. For this we thank you, so very gratefully.

Thank you to the families who sponsored a Queens Avenue Staff Appreciation lunch: Harold & Marg H., Millie R., Helen K., Maria & Gino S. The families’ children were happy sponsors to provide a beautiful picnic lunch on the big backyard patio. Present were staff from housekeeping, kitchen, maintenance, activities, nursing, community relations, administration and management.

Thank you presentation and flowers provided to staff by Sandra C. on behalf of all the residents. “On behalf of the Queens Avenue Retirement residents, we wanted to send a big warm-hearted thank you to all the staff and front-line workers here at Queens. The nursing team, PSW’s, housekeeping staff have all done a tremendous job at keeping a clean, safe environment for us all and still maintaining things for us to do. Thank you to the kitchen staff. Thank you for the personal shopping you and for keeping us all updated-it is very much appreciated. On behalf of the residents at Queens Avenue, please accept this gift, and together, we thank you!

Thank you lunch provided to staff by the children and family of Sudesh D. “Thank you for working so hard to keep our Mother and so many others safe, healthy, cared for. I know you leave your families every day to care for ours. In this time, your compassionate hearts are invaluable. Thank you-you all do hero’s work.”

Thank you lunch provided to staff by Queens Avenue Management. Tom “Thank you all for a wonderful week and for the extra efforts.”

Thank you lunch provided to staff by the family of Josephine V. “Thank you for all you do for our mom, Nonna and Mamma Nonna! It is much appreciated from our family! Stay strong and healthy, and Happy Mother’s Day too.”

Thank you lunch provided to the staff by the family of Maria & Gino S. “Thank you for everything that you do. You are our heroes and really amazing.”

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