Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

New Democrats demand answers for 200 seniors set to be evicted from Chartwell retirement home

Published on April 8, 2024

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPPs Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls), Official Opposition critic for Long-Term Care and Chris Glover (Spadina-Fort York) spoke out in support of the 200 seniors who are set to be evicted from their Mississauga retirement home. 

Last week, nearly 200 residents at Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement received eviction notices and learned they have just 4 months to find a new place to live. 

With massive waitlists for health care, and rapidly rising rents, this eviction notice has left hundreds of seniors with limited options and a rapidly ticking clock,” said Gates. “Is this government going to allow Chartwell to throw out hundreds of seniors from their home to make a quick buck?” 

Chartwell is a private retirement and long-term care provider with an ugly track record, especially during COVID-19. They are selling this land to a private developer – and leaving hundreds of seniors with limited options in a system that’s been starved of resources by Ford.  

“This government must stand up for seniors,” asked Glover. “Joyce is a 92-year-old resident who has been unable to eat or sleep because of the anxiety this notice has caused her. Her daughter is in Queen’s Park today to find solutions for her mother. Will this government stop the evictions and help seniors, or will they protect Chartwell’s profits?” 

“It’s unacceptable what’s happening to these seniors and their families,” said Gates. “I am calling on the Ford government to immediately take action to protect these seniors from eviction.”