5 Places To Retire in Ontario

Relaxing in Ontario

Retirement is something we all look forward to, and a goal we all work tirelessly to achieve. Once it is time to retire, you better be ready to enjoy a life of many freedoms that you haven’t been accustomed to as you have been working for the last forty years your life. Ontario is one of the beautiful provinces in this wonderful country of ours, making it a great place to plan a move to when considering retirement. It also has the most people living in it. There must be some beautiful cities in Ontario if there is over 13 million people living in the province, so let us take a look at 5 Places To Retire In Ontario.

Burlington, Ontario


The city of Burlington has been consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in Canada. Burlington is a special city because it is prosperous on it’s own and many residents are proud to be from a smaller suburb outside of Toronto, but living in the small, calm and quiet ┬ácity of Burlington does not put you too far away from the big city of Toronto. Many people commute daily from Burlington to Toronto or vice versa for work, so don’t be shy to make the 40 minute drive to Toronto if you’re looking for something big and extravagant to take part in.

Population: 187,497

Average Price of a home: $496,412.00

Doctors per 1000: 2.54

Kingston, Ontario


The city of Kingston is one of the best places to retire in Ontario, as it is a medium sized city with much history and plenty of activities to take part in. The former capital of Canada has many heritage buildings that you will be able to learn a lot about. Kingston is also student city as the city is home to the prestigious Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, as well as Royal Military College of Canada. There may be a lot of students in the city, but there are also plenty of families with young kids and grandparents.

Population: 169,645

Average Price of a home: $318,189.00

Doctors per 1000: 4.36



What better place to spend the next half of your life than the nation’s capital? Ottawa is a large city and has plenty for one to enjoy. If you are someone who enjoys history and the culture of being Canadian, you can visit Parliament Hill and take a look at where all the important decisions surrounding this beautiful country are made. If you are not a fan of politics, Ottawa still has plenty for you to do whether you want to go watch the Ottawa Senators and watch a CFL game with the Ottawa Red Blacks.

Population: 953,589

Average Price of a home: $398,845.00

Doctors per 1000: 2.45

Stratford, Ontario


When the world hears about the city of Stratford they immediately relate it to pop sensation Justin Bieber. “The Biebs” is one of the most famous people to come from the city, but the city of Stratford is a lot more than that. It is a small city, so you won’t have to worry about too much going on at once like some of the bigger cities in the province. Stratford hosts the Stratford Festival every year and usually has a large turnout from everyone in the city and neighbouring cities alike. This is definitely one of the gems if you are looking to retire in Ontario.

Population: 32,217

Average Price of a home: $258,171.00

Doctors per 1000: 3.17



Toronto is a beautiful city that will never let you down if you are looking for ways to spend your free time. You can always count on something going on in the city of Toronto whether it is a low key event taking place at one of the many bars or restaurants or a big festival like the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival. If Toronto is your destination, we hope you have saved your money accordingly as the average price of a home in Toronto is one of the highest in all of Canada. Although the price tag is a bit steep, the culture and lifestyle of Toronto can not be beaten by any other city in Canada.

Population: 2,774,128

Average Price of a home:$594,112.00

Doctors per 1000: 2.07

Did we miss any cities? What city do you think is the best to retire in Ontario, let us know in the comments!