Independent Apartments

About our Independent Apartments

Surrounded by mature trees, the Independent Living Apartments at Saint Luke’s Place are a popular and affordable housing choice for today’s senior.  There are a total of 132 apartments on site; "D Wing" contains 58 one-bedroom apartments while "C Wing" has a total of 74 units, a combination of bachelor and one and two bedroom units.


As a tenant, you are also a member of the EPC Community Program where you have access to amenities such as the salt water therapeutic pool, lounges, library, general store, coffee shop, weekly grocery store shuttle, a variety of social and recreational activities and events, including a weekly summer BBQ, the hairdresser/ barber shop and the billiards room, all of which provide many opportunities to socialize with others in our community and enjoy some fun. For the outdoor enthusiast, we also have a covered outdoor patio and an accessible walking trail.


Although we have a wait list, by submitting your application and deposit today, you reserve your place on the list.   This deposit is fully refundable at any time or may be applied to your first month’s rent when you move into an Independent Living Apartment at Saint Luke’s Place.  There are a few things that you can do that will increase your chances of getting called from the waitlist sooner:


-If you indicate on your application that you are willing to consider an apartment in either apartment building (C-Wing or D-Wing), then this gives you more flexibility and opportunity to get called sooner;


-If you indicate that you are willing to consider a choice of apartment types (i.e. one bedroom/bachelor or two bedroom/one bedroom) then this also gives you more flexibility and opportunity to get called sooner;


-Lastly, once you have submitted your application to us, please keep us updated about any changes to your contact information (cell/phone number, email address or mailing address) or changes to your indicated choices on the application (examples: are you now open to an apartment in either building, or would you now consider a Bachelor or One Bedroom apartment).


 We encourage you to contact us, or stop by, for more information. 


Tenant handbook:

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FAQ

Incorporated under the Charitable Institutions Act in 1974, Saint Luke’s Place is a Charitable, Non-Profit seniors’ residential facility located in Cambridge, Ontario. Saint Luke’s Place first opened its doors in 1976. We offer care and services to our Long-Term Care residents, to our Retirement Home residents, and to the tenants in our Independent Apartments. We are also an active member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS).

There are a total of 132 apartments onsite, ranging from bachelor apartments, one-bedroom suites and two bedroom suites. Apartments have balconies or walk-out patios, convenient and affordable onsite coin-operated laundry, and an in-unit emergency call system. The Region of Waterloo subsidizes a small number of the apartments in order to ensure affordable independent living for seniors in need.

Optional meal plans are available to our Apartment Tenants, providing affordable, nutritious and tasty meals in a shared dining room onsite.

 

Other services and amenities include:
• Coffee shop and tuck shop
• Billiards lounge
• Access to an onsite therapeutic swimming pool
• Basic cable TV service, with option to expand services
• Optional recreation and leisure programs, activities, events and outings
• Tenants’ trust account service
• Landscaped grounds and courtyard, with accessible pathway
• Common area lounges
• Other fee-for-service offerings

Seniors may apply for an apartment by way of completing an application form and returning it to the Business Office along with a deposit, which is refundable if the individual decides not to live in Saint Luke's Place. Once the application and the deposit have been submitted, prospective tenants are listed according to the date the Business Office received the application and the deposit. The Business Office also maintains a list of current rental rates for our apartments.

 

The wait time for an apartment to be offered may be lengthy, as Saint Luke's Place apartments are very popular in the local community. In the event that an apartment is offered to an applicant, and the individual refuses acceptance, he/she will not lose his/her place on the list.. Please contact the Business Office at (519) 658-5183 for further information.

The Region of Waterloo, Community Services, operates an affordable community housing program which gives eligible individuals and families the opportunity to rent affordable rental units in the Region of Waterloo. Through this program, the Region of Waterloo subsidizes a small number of the apartments at Saint Luke’s Place to eligible seniors.

 

For further information about the Region of Waterloo affordable community housing program, please contact:

 

Region of Waterloo
Community Housing Access Centre

 

235 King Street, 6th Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4N5

 

Tel: (519) 575-4833
TTY: (519) 575-4608

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The Region of Waterloo subsidizes a small percentage of the apartments in order to ensure affordable accommodation for those in need.


Apartment Rates Include cost of cable TV and membership fees for the Elderly Person's Centre.


Information and rates are available by phoning Saint Luke's Place Business Office at 519-658-5183.



Admission Procedure for Apartments :
  • Obtain an application from the Business Office

  • Complete the application and return to the Business Office along with the required deposit