Cobourg already has a good number of places that provide housing for Seniors who want a retirement home either with or without personal or nursing care and in some cases needing a long-term care nursing home (see list below). Victoria Retirement is one of these places and they are planning to add-on 10 units for expansion. Located in what was once Victoria College, they promote the suites in their heritage building as “spacious and grand” yet they propose adding a single story structure at the rear that will add 10 units with minimal space and amenities (see plan below).
The application for site plan approval will come before Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday January 8th.
The plan for each of the 10 units is at right; they might be called suites but at 317 sq. ft. are near the minimum size allowed of 290 sq. ft.
The units connect via a hallway to the community dining area and include a communal laundry room.
At the same meeting, council will be asked to approve a by-law to implement the contentious conversion of the heritage home at 394 College to 5 rental units. This property is just over the road (University Avenue) from Victoria Retirement. This was previously approved seemingly because it was in accordance with the Official plan and an appeal to the OMB would likely be lost by the Town as well as being expensive. But the 5 units at 394 College were aimed at a different market – not seniors needing services. But they do go partway to meeting a shortage of rental units in Cobourg.
Retirement Facilities in Cobourg
Listed in order of care provided and excludes units with no staff/support.
|Palisade Gardens &
|Condos and rentals (550 to 1000 sq ft)
|Activities, meals, housekeeping and personal support available
|Palisade Web site
James Club Web Site
|Rentals – Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/ kitchenettes
|Activities, meals, local transportation, housekeeping available
|Rentals – bed sitting rooms, one and two bedroom suites
|Meals, activities, housekeeping, personal care available
|Cobourg Retirement Residence
|Rentals – Studios
|Meals, Housekeeping, personal support
|Rentals – Retirement Suites and Bed sitting rooms
|Meals, activities, nursing care, maid service
|Full Nursing Home OR Retirement Suites – varying sizes
|Meals, Housekeeping, nursing care
|Nursing Home – Operated by County – to be expanded and completely rebuilt.
|Nursing care, meals, housekeeping, activities
Update – January 15
At its regular meeting on January 15, Council passed the bylaw implementing the above with no discussion.