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Care Programs Available at Governors Walk

Welcome to Governors Walk

When you choose Governors Walk you're not just picking a place to stay

— you are joining a community with deep roots. 

Join us as you transcend beyond a typical condominium. Our hallways echo with a rich history, reminding us of simpler times and the calm of our monastic beginnings. Here we offer the warmth of a genuine home, far removed from the impersonal touch of a mere condominium.  

We pride ourselves on making sure our residents have what they need, from modern amenities to a listening ear. Become part of a family that values the past and looks forward to creating new memories together. 

Governors Walk — where every corner has a story, and every resident feels like family.  

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Renovated Suites and Historic Floors

We've breathed new life into this historical marvel, seamlessly merging contemporary finishes with the building's age-old aura.  

At Governors Walk every suite tells its own story distinguished by individuality and charm. As you step into these spaces you are greeted with features like soaring high ceilings, cozy gas fireplaces, and the elegance of Crown Moulding, making each room an unparalleled experience.  

Our unique, renovated rooms are spread across four historic levels: Golden, Legacy, Heritage, and Terrace - each floor resonating with its own slice of history and modern sophistication. 

Which floor will be yours?

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Old World History with Modern Day Twists

Steeped deep in Canadian History, Governors Walk is one of Ottawa's hidden gems. 

Our newly renovated property pays homage to the once thriving monastery by incorporating modern day finishings amongst the historical ambiance of the building.  


Governors Walk proudly maintains the original Clock Tower and Monastery Chapel.

The Chapel is still in use to this day. 

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Care at Governors Walk
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Assisted Living

Governors Walk offers a wide range of services. Your lifestyle is built around your needs. Some of our services include:

  • Medication Management

  • Continence Assistance 

  • Bathing and Showering Assistance

  • Oxygen Management

  • Escorting Services

  • Diabetes Management 

  • Support with morning and evening personal care 

  • Additional one-on-one personal care 

Assited Living

Metta Memory

Metta Memory

Our Neighbourhoods

Metta Memory neighbourhoods have been purposefully designed to provide a comforting and secure environment for those residents living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Our specially trained staff offer a compassionate, person-centric approach that focuses on the individual's interests, past life experiences, and customized needs.

Our wide range of recreation and therapeutic programs encourage residents to be engaged throughout their day while reducing anxiety and providing purpose. We have combined best practices from the leading dementia care programs to provide a wholesome plan that includes cognitive fitness, exercise classes, pet therapy, music therapy, sensory activities and much more!

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Sensory Murals


A unique feature of Metta Memory is the interactive element through our Sensory Murals. These are located in the neighbourhood's common areas that offer comforting memories with sensory activities that will be familiar, meaningful, and calming to our residents. Each of these sensory murals is designed to evoke familiar memories. 

Our sensory murals focus on residents' memories from their homes. We've included an interactive gardening shed that offers gardening activities. There is also a 1950's kitchen and scenic view from a porch. Each sensory murals offers a variety of activities that engage the resident but also allows for interaction with family members.

Metta Memory Services

  • Dedicated 24-hour Nursing staff

  • Medication management and administration up to three times per day

  • Daily suite tidy, and weekly housekeeping, weekly personal laundry, as well as linens and towels

  • Cueing and supervision of continence needs

  • Emergency nurse-call pendant

  • Weekly basic bathing assistance

  • 24-hour refreshments and snacks

  • Assistance with meal set-up

  • 60 minutes of personal support assistance per day

  • Specialized individualized and small group programs supplied by dedicated Metta Memory Staff

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a dedicated ground floor dining room with staff supervision

  • Colourful plates and ergonomic cutlery to promote independence while dining 

  • Metta Memory rooms are equipped with colour contrasting walls, furniture and furnishings to assist residents in navigation and independence

  • Secured Metta Memory floors

  • Sensory murals and retrospective neighbourhood


Respite Care

Governors Walk offers short-term stays for seniors who are recovering from an injury or for a caregiver who needs some extended time off. This is also a great option for those who are looking to do a trial of our home. 


You will be able to stay at Governors Walk and receive all the care options available in the assisted living program.

There is a four-week minimum stay and a maximum of 60 days to join the Respite care program. 

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Amenities at Governors Walk

Explore the richness of life at Governors Walk, where every amenity is an opportunity to enhance your lifestyle. Experience a blend of tradition and contemporary comforts as you make yourself at home in our historic community:

  • Parliament Skyline - Ascend to our roof-top terrace lounge, where breathtaking panoramic views of Ottawa, and the illustrious Parliament Buildings, unfold before your eyes 

  • Culinary Elegance - Revel in the refined ambiance of our elegant dining room, or Metta Memory Dining Room, where every meal is a celebration of taste

  • Spiritual Solace - Reflect and rejuvenate in our historical on-site monastery, offering services across a variety of denominations within its serene embrace

  • Warmth & Wonder - Unwind in our Legacy Lounge, a space designed for comfort, camaraderie and the warmth of shared stories

  • Resident-Curated Library - Delve into the pages of your favourite tomes in our resident-run library, a sanctuary where the joy of reading is matched only by the comfort of our community curation

  • Personalized Service - Experience the convenience of luxury with our concierge services, acting as your personal "help desk" for an effortlessly streamlined life

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