Copernicus Lodge offers apartments for seniors to help them maintain their independence and connect with others in our community. Below you will find information on what’s available, pricing, meals and how to apply.
Copernicus Lodge has 200 Self Contained Apartments that are a mix of:
- Bachelor (3D Tour)
- One Bedroom (3D Tour)
- Rent geared to income (Subsidized)
- Market Rent
- Supportive Housing or CCAC services for those who qualify (24hrs)
Apartment rates are set by the Ministry of Health. Tenants can apply for a subsidy. If a tenant qualifies for a subsidy, the rental rate will be based on the tenant’s income and assets. Once a subsidy is received, an annual review of the tenant’s income and assets must be completed in order to continue to receive the subsidy. This review generally takes place in the late summer.
The tenant is responsible for providing proof of renter’s insurance with coverage of no less than $1 million. Copernicus Lodge can provide a referral for coverage.
The 2020 rates for the apartments will be as follows:
Phase 1: Small Bachelor $ 1,001.00
Phase 2: Large Bachelor $ 1,038.00
1 Bedroom $ 1,257.00
The above amounts include utilities (except telephone and cable services). A deposit of the last month’s rent is required. All units are air-conditioned, electrically heated, and contain as fully equipped kitchen. Copernicus Lodge does not provide furnishings.
If you would like to apply for a self-care apartment or supportive housing, please click here to download the tenant application. Mail the completed application to:
66 Roncesvalles Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, M6R 3A7
Applicants for apartments must be 65 years of age, be Canadian citizens or have permanent landed immigrant status in Canada. In the case of couple, one spouse must be in their 65th year. Applicants with fully completed applications will have their name placed immediately on a waiting list according to the date their application was received at Copernicus Lodge. Their interview will be held closer to a time when their apartment is becoming available.
To understand the application process, please download the application process document.
Click here to see a photo slideshow of a typical one-bedroom and bachelor apartment as well as the dining room and front patio.
- Coin Operated Laundry
- Exercise Classes
- Pastoral Care / Daily Mass
- Social Club
- On-Site Convenience Store
- Physiotherapy Office
- Lounges (on each apartment floor and on main floor)
- Resident Library
- Optional Laundry and Housekeeping Services
- On-Site Dining Available (3D Tour of Dining Room)
- Volunteer Opportunities / Auxiliary
Polish style meals are served and Catholic dietary customs are observed. There are two menu choices provided for lunch and supper daily for main course, vegetable and dessert. Daily menus are posted outside the dining room. Copies of the three-week menu plan may be purchased from reception for $1.00.
Tenant and family/visitor meal tickets are available at the front reception desk, Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.
The cost of meals and tickets are as follows:
Full course lunch or dinner: Visitors – $10.00 Tenants – $7.00
Full breakfast or soup with bread: Tenants – $5.00
Dining Room / Meals Time Hours:
Breakfast – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 pm
Lunch – 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Dinner – 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm