With winter just around the corner, we can all go stir-crazy indoors when the temperatures dip a little too low for a breath of fresh air. Retired seniors can be hit especially hard or feel isolated during the colder months when there’s less sunlight and minimal options to gather outdoors.
Luckily, plenty of creative indoor venues are available to keep seniors invigorated and inspired year-round. This month, Move Seniors Lovingly – Etobicoke looks at some great indoor spaces in the area that seniors can visit solo, with family, or their retirement community.
Centennial Park Conservatory:
Where: 151 Elmcrest Road, Etobicoke, Monday-Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
The Centennial Park Conservatory is a little oasis of sunshine for the cooler months. This lovely indoor green space houses tropical, arid, and seasonal plants. You can marvel at orchids, unusual succulents, and fruiting plants while touring the various wings of the conservatory. What’s more? It’s free, wheelchair accessible, and there is parking onsite, making it the perfect balm for the winter soul. For more information, click here.
Tropical Plants: Photo Courtesy of Unsplash
The Old Mill Inn:
Where: 90 Old Mill Inn, Etobicoke
The Old Mill Inn is a cozy indoor venue in Etobicoke with plenty of dining options for early birds and night owls. This charming and historic hotel isn’t just for travellers passing through. Local seniors can indulge in everything from afternoon high tea, buffet lunches and dinners, and winter jazz nights. While the Old Mill is a scenic place to gather year-round, we especially love the views from their windows when snow is falling gently outside. For more information, click here.
Famous Peoples Players Dinner Theatre:
Where: 343 Evans Ave., Etobicoke
Famous Peoples Players Dinner Theatre is a vibrant live theatre venue in Etobicoke where you can experience the joys of the theatre and savour a four-course dinner amongst family and friends. The FPP, founded in 1974, is known for its engaging black light shows and empowerment of disabled performers. It’s a wonderfully inclusive space for you to celebrate the important milestones in your life and catch a seasonal show. For more information, click here.
Dinner Theatre: Photo Courtesy of Unsplash
Montgomery’s Inn Museum:
Where: 4709 Dundas Street West, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Just as this historic inn turned museum once sheltered travellers, you can find shelter from the cold and enjoy a slice of Etobicoke history at Montgomery’s Inn Museum. Explore the various 19th-century bedrooms, ballroom, and working kitchen and bar onsite to learn how this 1830s inn once brought and continues to bring the community together. Special events like Sunday teas, hearth cooking demonstrations, and art exhibits sometimes occur onsite. For more information about this free museum, click here.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of cozy and creative spaces in Etobicoke for seniors to beat the cold-weather blahs! Stay warm and safe this winter season.
– Published November 2023
Move Seniors Lovingly is a full-service Senior Move Transition Company solely dedicated to assisting seniors and their families in all aspects of the transition from their present home to a new home or senior community. If you or a loved one are planning for a move, reach out to our team of professionals for support and guidance, or to schedule your free consultation.