Important information for tenants in the Self-Care Apartments


Visitors to apartment tenants MUST wear a mask and wash their hands frequently while onsite. Families of self-care residents are encouraged to remind their loved ones to wear their masks in all public areas of the home pursuant to Toronto by-laws.


Important Notice: First on Site will be conducting renovations on the North side of the 7th floor on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

In the interest of safety, we request that tenants avoid the hallways as much as possible during this time and either remain in their apartments or plan to spend the day away from this floor. Elevator access will not be affected.

If you have any questions, please contact Support Services Staff at 416-536-8524.


Informujemy, że w środe 8 września 2021 roku, w godzinach od 8 rano do 6 po południu zostanie przeprowadzony remont na korytarzu na 7 piętrze po stronie północnej.

Prosimy mieszkańców o ostrożne poruszanie się na korytarzu podczas prac remontowych. Jeśli jest to możliwe prosimy w tym czasie o pozostanie w apartamentach lub ograniczyć wyjscia tylko w sprawach koniecznych. Windy będą dostępne dla mieszkańców jak zazwyczaj.

Prosimy Państwa o współpracę i dziękujemy za zrozumienie sytuacji.

W razie dodatkowych pytań prosimy o skontaktowanie się z Działem Pomocy    Mieszkańcom numer telefonu: 416-536-8524.


Aggie's Store update. For more information CLICK HERE .


For information about Tenants Grocery & Supply deliveries CLICK HERE

**Every staff member, visitor and tenant will be screened for COVID-19 entering and exiting Copernicus Lodge.**


For Tenant and Tenant Family Parking Changes CLICK HERE


For Tenant and Tenant Family Update for April 23, 2021 CLICK HERE


For Tenant and Tenant Family Update for April 16, 2021 CLICK HERE


For Tenant and Tenant Family Update for April 9, 2021 CLICK HERE


For Tenant and Tenant Family Update for March 26, 2021 CLICK HERE



Senior Apartments – Rates, amenities and application

 Copernicus Lodge has 200 Self Contained Apartments that are a mix of:

  • 1. Bachelor
  • 2. One Bedroom
  • 3. Rent geared to income (Subsidized)
  • 4. Market Rent 
  • 5. Supportive Housing or CCAC services for those who qualify (24hrs)
    Apartment rates are set by the Ministry of Health. Tenants can apply for a subsidy. If a tenant qualifies for a subsidy, the rental rate will be based on the tenant’s income and assets. Once a subsidy is received, an annual review of the tenant’s income and assets must be completed in order to continue to receive the subsidy. This review generally takes place in the late summer.

The 2020 rates for the apartments will be as follows:


Phase 1: Small Bachelor             $ 1,001.00

Phase 2:  Large Bachelor            $ 1,038.00

1 Bedroom                                    $ 1,257.00

The above amounts include utilities (except telephone and cable services). A deposit of the last month’s rent is required. All units are air-conditioned, electrically heated, and contain as fully equipped kitchen. Copernicus Lodge does not provide furnishings.

Other Amenities Include:

Coin Operated Laundry                                                        Clinics – Footcare, clothing, eyecare, and dental care.

Exercise Classes                                                                  Residents Club and Social Committee

On-Site Convenience Store                                                  Physiotherapy Office                                        

Beauty Salon (hairdressor and esthetician)                          Lounges (on each apartment floor and on main floor)

Resident Library                                                                   Optional Laundry and Housekeeping Services  

24 hour emergency response(*)                                           Activities                          

24 hour Reception/Security                                                  Chapel (Daily Mass)

On-Site Dining Available (**)

(*) In order to access the emergency call communication system located in the apartment, tenants must have their telephone service registered with Tavasys/Telus. The system is called the Igeacom Nurse Call System which operates directly through the telephone line. By pressing the emergency button or activating the pull cord in the bedroom and bathroom areas, an alarm will be sent to Copernicus Lodge’s reception area (which is operated 24 hours a day/7 days per week). The system provides for two-way voice communication between the tenant and reception staff, who will confirm the need for help and immediately notify a staff from our 24 hour Supportive Services Program to respond to the tenants call for help.


Polish style meals are served and Catholic dietary customs are observed. There are two menu choices provided for lunch and supper daily for main course, vegetable and dessert.

Daily menus are posted outside the dining room. Copies of the 3 week menu plan may be purchased from reception for $1.00.

Tenant and family/visitor meal tickets are available at the front reception desk, Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day.

The cost of meals and tickets are as follows:

Full Course: Visitors - $7.00  Tenants - $5.00
Full Breakfast or Lunch (soup with bread / crackers / butter) or Supper (meal only):  Tenants - $3.00

Dining Room - Meals Time Hours


Breakfast 8:00 am
Lunch 12:00 Noon
Dinner 5:00 pm





To Apply to Self Care Apartments & Supportive Housing Program CLICK HERE


Mail Application to: 

66 Roncesvalles Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, M6R 3A7
Phone: (416) 536-7122
Fax: (416) 536-8242

Applicants for apartments must be 65 years of age, be Canadian citizens or have permanent landed immigrant status in Canada. In the case of couple, one spouse must be in their 65th year. Applicants with fully completed applications will have their name placed immediately on a waiting list according to the date their application was received at Copernicus Lodge. Their interview will be held closer to a time when their apartment is becoming available.  

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