Governor's Walk

150 Stanley Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1M 2J7

Imagine how a traditional luxury hotel feels in the heart of a prestigious urban setting. That is the unique style of Governor's Walk, a retirement residence owned and operated by Metta Lifestyles.  A former monastery and friary that has been updated to with modern conveniences on the edge of Rockcliffe, only steps away from the picturesque Rideau River and the New Edinburgh Park. Here, you’ll find unmatched retirement living where suites are designed to maximize independence, meals are culinary delights, and our residents benefit from our holistic approach to health and wellness.. 

We stand out among retirement communities in Ottawa because of our many complex care options, including specialized care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. Our home-like setting creates an atmosphere that is inviting and comfortable. This sense of home strengthens feelings of belonging and security while reducing feelings of loneliness and confusion. We understand how important this is to our residents and their loved ones.

We recognize how hard the transition can be when your loved one moves into a retirement residence which is why we try to make that transition easier by providing four options of rooms (studio, alcove, one-room and two-room), and customized healthcare services which allow your loved one to age in place without having to move again!



Our Services Include: 


  • Three meals served daily, prepared by our Red Seal Chef and his team in our dining room (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).  


  • Activity and lounge spaces are located on every floor offering a unique experience on each area of the building. 


  • The complimentary Metta Cafe is located on the main floor which offers coffee, tea, and snacks 24-hours a day. 


  • 24/7 nursing services provided by our Health and Wellness team. Our Health and Wellness team are always prepared to serve at the needs of your loved one which is why we create an individual health program based on their specific needs. 


  • Dementia and Alzheimer's specialized care: The Metta Lifestyles memory care program offers a unique approach including higher levels of staffing and attention so that we can ensure all of your loved one's needs are met while combating memory care complexities.   


  • Continence Care: The Health and Wellness team will create an individual continence care program based on the needs of our residents. This could include assistance with frequent washroom visits, ordering and changing of continence products to ensure your loved one is always feeling fresh, and assistance out of bed with our hoyer lifts.


  • Medication Management: Our Health and Wellness team will ensure that your loved one is given the correct medication at the right time. We work with our pharmacy provider to order your loved one's medication, and administer it as per directed by the doctor. 


  • Our Lifestyles team provides a variety of daily activities catered to your loved one's individual needs to ensure that they live a healthy and active lifestyle. 


  • We offer and arrange weekly visits from our Physician, Podiatrist, Dentist, Audiologist, and Massage Therapist. 


Our goal is to provide a community for your loved one where all their needs can be taken care of while they are served with the highest-level of excellence from our team! 




Governor's Walk is conveniently located 10 minutes away from a Hwy-417 exit, making for easy access. Other secondary highways such as Vanier Parkway are less than a kilometre away.

Featuring modern amenities, upscale decor, and staff that are trained to deliver exceptional customer service and care. Our goal is to ensure our residents are proud to call us home while living a healthy and active lifestyle! 



  • Eight floors offering various levels of care (independent living, assisted living, complex care and memory care). 


  • Private and Semi-Private suite options catering to your needs and budget. 


  • Activity lounges located on every floor offering various types of recreation activities. 


  • The Metta Spa features a salon, doctor and dentist office, and a hydrotherapy program.  



  • The Metta Cafe located on the main floor which offers coffee, tea, and snacks 24/7. This is a great area to spend time with your loved one! 


  • Horticulture therapy program allowing residents to plant and maintain fruits and vegetables which are used by our Executive Chef and his team in the meals served to our residents.  


  • Secured rooftop patio with seating - an area we often use for activities in the summertime.  


  • Parking is complimentary for all residents and their families. 


  • Private dining room - If you would like to host a family dinner or would like a private space to meet with your loved one, you can book out this space and have our culinary team take care of all the cooking and details!


  • Theater - Our purpose built theater is designed with high-quality audio and video allowing residents to enjoy their favorite movie or show! 


  • Chapel Services - These weekly services take place in our activity lounge.


  • Metta Brain Gym - Through our partnership with local high schools, we offer a program where students will come in and teach our residents on how to use the computer or latest tech gadgets! 



At Governor's Walk we offer four types of suites (Studio, Alcove, One-room and Two-room) allowing you to choose an option which fits your needs and budget.


Our Suites Feature:


  • Nurse call system: The nurse call system and pendent allow you to seek assistance with a push of a button. 

  • Keyless Entry: All of our suites feature a keyless door lock allowing you to lock and unlock your suite using your nurse call pendant or phone. 

  • Kitchenette: Suites come with a kitchenette allowing you to bring a microwave and mini-fridge. 

  • Smart TV: Suites come with a smart TV allowing you to watch TV and Netflix, and Skype your loved ones! 

  • Phone and Internet: All suites come with a phone and internet outlet. This allows you to port over your current phone number to your new suite. All phones feature an option to dial '0' at any time to reach concierge. 

  • Closets: Our suites feature a custom built-in closet organizer allowing for easy and clean storage options.

  • Washrooms: The washrooms feature a walk-in shower with grab bars and a raised toilet allowing for ease of use and safety.

  • High Ceilings:

  • Individual Climate Control:

Studio Suite

One Bedroom

Alcove Suite

Two Bedroom

Take a Look Inside!


Dining Services

One of the many pleasures of Governor's Walk Residence is our fine food and elegant surroundings. Our Red Seal certified Hospitality Manager plans meals with taste, nutrition and presentation in mind. Residents enjoy three meals daily in our gracious dining room complete with fireplace, grand piano and patio. Gatherings take on a special flavour in the dining room where residents enjoy complimentary snacks and scheduled entertainment throughout the day.

Our Chefs

Peter Lee, Executive Red Seal Chef

Peter’s career in culinary began in 2004. While pursuing his Music degree, he was inspired by a quote his percussion teacher once said:

“Avoid putting your hobby as your career, or else what would you do on your time off?”

After pondering on this thought, he came to a realization that he also really enjoys cooking. So he decided to pursue his career in Culinary Arts instead, as the trend at that point in time was all about “Fine Dining”. Peter then took two diploma courses from Liaison College of Culinary Arts where he learned the fundamentals of cooking, and then pursued a Culinary Management diploma from Humber College. From there, his passion and dedication for the restaurant industry was recognized and his culinary career took off after being placed at a Fine Dining Italian Restaurant in Mississauga. This is where he earned his Inter-Provincial Red Seal certification for cooking and was classically trained and embraced by a Master Chef from Madrid, Spain: Fernando Garcia. They cooked consistently for players from the well-recognized Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors.

Needless to say, on his time off, Peter still enjoys playing the drums where he serves as a member of the touring worship team at his church. Peter and his wife currently reside in Markham Ontario.

Jessica Ing, Sous Chef

I have worked in the retirement industry for just over 8 years. I started my cooking career with a passion for baking in my early teens. I would bake cakes just for the heck of it and decorate cupcakes on a weekly basis for family and friends. Overtime, my taste changed, and nutrition really started to pique my interests. I was inspired to create healthy dishes for myself and others. I often used my younger, yet brave sister as my guinea pig to sample my creations. Over time, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in the culinary world. I enrolled into George Brown for Culinary and Nutrition which eventually directed me to The Roxborough Retirement Residence. I worked here along side many great chefs that inspired and taught me how to sharpen my skills.. and knives! 


When I am not cooking in the kitchen. I can most likely be found doing one of several different hobbies. From tennis, to fishing, to gardening or even trying something new! 

Farm to Table

Metta Lifestyles' Farm to Table initiative promotes sourcing and serving locally grown produce, purchased from local farmers or grown by the residents of Metta Lifestyles communities as part of our Horticulture Therapy program! Not only does sourcing locally benefit the local economy, but provides our residents with a more nutritious, natural, and delicious dining experience free of preservatives!

Care Services

Our Health and Wellness team is on staff 24 hours a day. We make your loved one’s health and safety a priority. When your loved one joins our community, you can feel confident that they have constant access to the help they need.


As people age, they may require complex care. Governor's Walk is equipped to handle all types of senior care allowing our residents to age in place. Our dedicated memory care wing and programming allows seniors to live a healthy active lifestyle. 












​Cognitive programs designed to support and maintain memory and brain fitness.


  • Word Games

  •  Jeopardy​

  • Themed Trivia

  • Cranium Crunches

  • Puzzle Group

  • Crossword Group

  • You be the Judge

  • Card Games

  • Bingo

  • Poetry Group

  • Current Events Discussion Group


​Fitness and wellness programs focused on improving vitality, functional endurance, strength, flexibility and circulation.

  • Walking Group

  • Chair Exercise Classes

  • Stretching Exercise Classes

  • Balance Training

  • Weighted Exercise Classes

  • Cardio Exercise Classes

  • Relaxation Classes

  • Bocce Ball

  • Bean Bag Toss

  • Darts 

  • Body & Fitness Outings


​Stimulating, creative engagement in musical, cultural, spiritual and life-enriching events.


  • Arm Chair Travel

  • Musical Therapy

  • Art Classes

  • Crafts Group

  • Mass in our Chapel

  • Socials with Musical Entertainment

  • Summer Concert Series

  • Outdoor Picnics

  • Happy Hours

  • Wine Tasting

  • Outings to the Ottawa Little Theatre, NAC, Museums and local restaurants.

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about our Governor's Walk community and schedule a tour! We're happy to answer any questions and provide you with any additional information.

Our Address


150 Stanley Avenue

Ottawa, ON, K1M 2J7

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