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Care Programs Available at Governors Walk

Welcome to Governors Walk
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At Governors Walk we bring a new perspective to senior living. With various levels of care offered, residents/caregivers can personalize a la carte care options to fit their wants and needs.


Governors Walk strives to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for our residents while focusing on our four pillars of success:


Compassion | Dignity | Security | Respect

A Hidden Gem in a Neighbourhood Rivalled by Few Others

Governors Walk is nestled in Ottawa's famous New Edinburg Community, just south of Rockcliffe Park and directly across from Stanley Park. The area is known for it's easygoing lifestyle, picturesque streets and historical sites. 

Governors Walk is proud to be a member of this tight knit community - we actively participate in community events that are geared towards our residents & treat our neighbours as if they were our extended family.

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Immerse Yourself in Old World History with Modern Day Twists
Clock Tower

Steeped deep in Canadian History, Governors Walk is easily one of Ottawa’s best kept hidden gems.


Still in use today, and run with multi-denomination services, our chapel once housed many of our residents services, baptisms and marriages!  Along with priceless memories you'll find irreplaceable art pieces; several Frescos painted by Ugo Chyurlia – an artist commissioned by the Franciscan Order to decorate the Monastery & St. Vincent de Paul Church.

We also have the famous New Edinburgh Clocktower that stands over the property.

Breathtaking Views Await You

Our third floor Rooftop Lounge is one of Governors Walk most defining features. 

One you've made your way upstairs you are immediately greeted with breathtaking views of Stanley Park, Parliament and the beautifully quaint neighbourhood around you.

Our Rooftop Lounge is one of our most popular areas to read a book, work on a crossword puzzle, or simply take in the view and sounds of mother nature.

Care at Governors Walk
Seniors Gathered in Retirement Home Common Area

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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Memory Mural

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
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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. 

Our Suites

Amenities at Governors Walk

At Governors Walk, there is plenty to do every day. Our building is equipped with all sorts of amenities that residents can enjoy. 

  • Roof-top terrace bar lounge with panoramic views of Ottawa and the Parliament Buildings

  • Bistro café offers snacks and refreshments

  • Concierge act as your “help desk” to make life easier

  • The dining room features restaurant-style service

  • Historical on-site chapel with services offered in a variety of denominations

  • Fire-side activity lounge

  • Multiple well-equipped recreation areas

  • Fully stocked library and internet café

  • Spacious activity room with a large screen TV

  • Private wellness Centre for health consultations and Doctors visits

  • Private meeting space available by reservation

  • Salon with professional hair and nail services

  • Laundry machines located on the ground, first, and second floors with personal laundry services available

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