The Briton House

The American poet Carl Sandburg wrote “Unless first a dream nothing happens.” Over 40 years ago we, at The Briton House, had a dream to create a place of retirement in a great residential area with a multiplicity of choices. The freedom to be you!
In the process of achieving this dream, some of the finest people in Toronto became our wonderful guests. Indeed, we were forerunners in desiring to be “what the guest wants”.

We’re excited about this grand historic accomplishment in giving North Toronto unparalleled retirement living.  The Briton House provides nourishment for the whole person. We offer entertainment and cultural events, a year-round garden for your enjoyment, professionally guided exercise program for groups and individuals, nutritious meals, great and varied accommodation and a quite room/chapel for inspirational services and meditation.

Our pride and enthusiasm is exceedingly real but in the final analysis it’s your approval that is important and we will always do our best to achieve that.

So, I trust we will see you in The Briton House family soon.

Russel B. Wells, Founder


Following a proud tradition of caring for people since 1976, we are very pleased to welcome you to our warm and friendly home.

We have created a remarkable and historic retirement home. The Briton House is able to offer you a wide variety of activities, large suites and the ability to enjoy a magnificent indoor garden all year round.  Our facility also includes a splendid recital hall, glass-domed swimming pool, an exercise area and an attractive dining lounge. These physical features, together with our experienced and sensitive staff, will enhance life in the Briton House and enable us to uphold our tradition of warmly caring for you.

The Briton House is conveniently located in the Mount Pleasant and Eglinton neighbourhood of Toronto, within walking distance to stores and services. Our well-trained, professional and friendly staff will endeavour to make your life both positive and enjoyable.  Over 40 years experience guides our hearts and hands in caring for you.