It’s true what they say. Your best years are still ahead of you. Just ask Gunnar Lindberg. In 2010, he retired and moved to Hearthstone by the Bay and he couldn’t be any happier. In this blog post, Gunnar tells us about his life at Hearthstone and why he enjoys living there.


I’m originally from Stockholm, Sweden and I came to Canada in 1951. Before I retired, I owned and operated a dental laboratory in Toronto since the 1950’s. It was the first one in Canada to introduce and specialize in dental implants.

When I retired in 2010, I chose to live at Hearthstone because of its great location. I grew up by the waterfront so living by the water always appealed to me. I also like being able to live close to my family. They played a huge role in my decision to move here. So when I saw Hearthstone being built, I dropped by the sales centre and expressed an interest in purchasing a suite.

I particularly enjoy the peace and quiet here at Hearthstone as well as the variety of recreational activities available. There is so much in the activities calendar that it is sometimes hard to choose. Every day is different. I’ve joined a Hearthstone exercise class and I have personal training sessions with Joe the Recreation Coordinator. The dining options here are also flexible. You can eat in your suite or go to the dining room.

Everybody is very social here too and there’s great camaraderie. I was greeted warmly right away when I moved in and I have made friends very easily. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people from different backgrounds and from various cultures. We all get along and meet to discuss various topics. We are very open with each other and there’s no discrimination.

I’m happy with my life here and I’m glad I made the decision to live at Hearthstone. I believe that renting is throwing your money away. When you own your own home, you can tailor and customize it to your needs and preferences. I really enjoy the space that my Hearthstone suite affords me.


For more information about retirement living at Hearthstone by the Bay in Etobicoke, please call Cindy at 416.259.4466 or visit today!