There's more to life at The Maples

At The Maples, it’s all about living life to the fullest in a place that residents are proud to call home. That’s why it’s easy to see that being surrounded by all the comforts, luxuries and support you could ask for is the perfect way to live.

An All-Inclusive Retirement Community

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The Maples Supportive Living

Enjoy the best of care and community in your new home at The Maples. Our all-inclusive approach to care means a worry-free and safe environment for all of our residents.



We take care of your chores – cooking meals, doing laundry, and cleaning – so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You can come and go as you please, though you’ll always be invited to stick around and enjoy our in-house activities and planned excursions.

Supportive Living Services

  • Three healthy meals per day
  • Weekly suite housekeeping, personal laundry, linen & towel service
  • Recreation, activity & social calendar
  • Scheduled transportation to outings& appointments
  • Concierge service 7 days a week
  • Daily presence & well-being monitoring
  • Monthly health care monitoring (blood pressure & weight checks)

Additional Services Available

  • Personal assistance with daily activities
  • Medication administration
  • Homemaking services (including daily bed-making & room tidying)
  • Companion services
  • Suite furnishing packages

Temporary Respite Stays

Successful and monitored recovery is just as important as a thorough and personalized therapy program. Our priority is to help active seniors return to an improved and healthy lifestyle. Let us make your recovery a holiday away from home.


There’s always plenty going on at The Maples. All the comforts of home and more await you.
Take an art class, join a club, meet friends at the pub, enjoy a hobby, or learn a new skill!

Your Suite Awaits

  • Individually climate-controlled suites (heating & air conditioning)
  • Kitchenettes (including microwave and mini-fridge/freezer)
  • Eastlink bundle (Phone/TV/Internet)*
  • All utilities (including hot water & electricity)
  • 36” doorways into suites, bathrooms, & bedrooms
  • Barrier-free units & units with balconies available

* Premium secured Wi-Fi and additional Eastlink TV packages also available.



354 sq.ft.
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Deluxe Studio

438 sq.ft.
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Deluxe Studio with Den

600 sq.ft.
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One Bedroom

670 sq.ft.
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Premium One Bedroom

738 sq.ft.
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All-Inclusive Living

  • Classic dining room
  • Private dining room
  • Chapel
  • Beauty salon
  • Library & computer lounge
  • Beautiful sitting rooms
  • Resident laundry facilities on each floor
  • Indoor parking available
  • Wi-Fi throughout building

The Great Outdoors

  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with concrete walking paths
  • Fully accessible landscaped courtyard with seating areas
  • Easy access to walking trails
  • Outdoor parking available

Safe and Secure

  • Generator for emergency power
  • Electronic suite door access
  • State-of-the-art fire safety & sprinkler system
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors in all suites & common areas
  • 24-hour monitored emergency response system
  • Secure building with 24-hour staff & security cameras
  • Handrails in hallways & elevators
  • Well-lit exterior & grounds areas
  • Normal wear and tear on-going maintenance


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Home comfort awaits with your own kitchenette, large closet, and private bathroom. With electronic suite door access, and an emergency respond system, you’ll feel safe and sound. Furnishing available upon request.


Take a walk, or have a seat and take in this beautifully landscaped, sheltered outdoor sitting area.


Enjoy a meal, or just grab a snack in our deluxe, full-service dining area. Available for reservations, with seating for 100 people.


This grand entry features cozy fireplace seating, convenient elevator for residents, and concierge services. Welcome home!

Sitting Room

Put together a puzzle by the window, or enjoy a good book in the sunny sitting room.

Fitness Room

Stay fit with our age-specific exercise equipment, complete with TV and audio systems, with lots of room and non-slip flooring. Join a fitness program or start your own routine!

Beauty Salon

Enjoy the convenience of our full service hair salon, by appointment or walk-in.

Hobby Kitchen

Join a baking or cooking class, or do your own thing in this spacious, full kitchen, equipped with everything you’ll need. Available for family use upon request.


The pub has a licensed area after you’re done shooting some pool, or just play a board game with friends.

Reception Hall

Get social in this multi-purpose gathering room, complete with card-playing area and the occasional live music act.


Catch up with friends by the fireplace, watch the news on our modern TVs, chat with family on the resident computer, or just pick up the mail!


With state-of-the-art audio and visual systems and 40 comfy stadium seats, our theatre hosts faith services, keynote speakers, training and education, and, of course, movie night!

Activities Galore!

  • Theatre
  • Multimedia activity center (golf simulator, Wii Sports, etc.)
  • Community room & hobby kitchen
  • Full-size fitness & exercise area
  • Pub (pool table, shuffleboard, darts, etc.)
  • Card and puzzle tables




Eat well. Live well!

At The Maples, our dining room is focused on taste, nutrition, and choice. Our food service team works hard to make sure your dining experience is one of the highlights of your day. At every meal we present a special entrée that is certain to please.

To compliment our daily special, we are pleased to offer a wide range of popular dishes that are tried, tested, and true. Our menu is under regular review using input from residents, to ensure that we are offering the most popular choices.


Affordable Rates

The Maples Supportive Living Antigonish has a variety of styles and sizes of units available.

Studio300 – 380$1895 – 2395
Deluxe Studio380 – 500$2395 – 2695
Deluxe Studio with Den575 – 600$2895 – 2995
One Bedroom500 – 725$2995 – 3695
Premium One Bedroom750+$4195+

*Second occupant fee $700/month

Additional Support
At The Maples, we offer additional support and service options to our residents. This allows us to customize their retirement living experience so that it best suits their needs today and in the future.

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Our Team

Our experienced team brings more to life at The Maples.

Mary Gillis

Food Service Manager

Mary, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of Canada, brings twenty years of experience from her work in everything from intimate venues to the corporate world. She was raised in Antigonish, and she’s excited by the opportunity to use her skills and talents to delight the residents of The Maples in her hometown.


One of the provinces most vibrant yet relaxing communities, Antigonish is nestled in the perfect nook of Nova Scotia. With so much to do and see just outside your door, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t moved here sooner. These are just some of the things that make this town a dream to live in.

Discover Antigonish

Discover Antigonish

Our small town in the northeastern corner of Nova Scotia (pop 5,195) is a hub and service center for the rural communities surrounding it. With a diverse and growing population, Antigonish is a family friendly town with lots of opportunity, access to good education at all levels, recreation, sports and culture activities. It is surrounded by rolling countryside with hiking and beautiful beaches.
SOURCE: Town of Antigonish

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Culture & Entertainment


Antigonish is the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia, knitting its Scottish roots tightly into the community. Take in the Highland Games, Antigonish International Film Festival, Festival Antigonish, Antigonish Performing Arts Series (Concerts), Antigonish Culture Alive (Art Fairs etc.), or the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition.


Catch a movie at Cineplex Theatres, or take in a live show. The Antigonish Ceilidh Association, Theatre Antigonish and the Antigonish Review, keep culture alive throughout the calendar year.

Local Attractions

Local attractions, such as the Cape George Lighthouse, Antigonish Heritage Museum and Chez Deslauriers, quench the thirst for historical learning. If you’re up for a longer day, head to Sherbrooke Village, an hour’s drive from Antigonish, and dive into another time period. Experience life before the 1900s in this village-sized interactive museum.

Recreation & Fitness


Golfers can tee off at the challenging 18-hole Antigonish Golf Club. They can also practice their short game at the mini putt at Snow Queen Leisure World while the rest of the family takes in the go-kart track, space train, bumper boats and cars, or batting cage.


If you’d rather be out on the water, dock your boat at Cribbons Point Marina or Ballantynes Cove Marina.

Skating / Hockey Arenas

The Keating Centre is a State-of-the-art arena and conference centre is home to St. FX varsity hockey, figure skating, youth and adult hockey, and public skating. The Antigonish Arena entertains the area with Junior B Bulldogs hockey, senior men’s and minor hockey, figure skating and adult and tots skating.

Trails & Beaches

Trails & PARKS

Take a private stroll through our beautifully landscapped grounds, walk along the Antigonish Harbour, or explore the many trails and provincial parks throughout the Antigonish area – Antigonish Landing, Arisaig Provincial Park, Beaver Mountain Fairmont Ridge, Keppoch Mountain (with new Accessible Trail) and Pomquet Acadian Trail.


Spend your summer days playing in the sand and surf at Mahoney’s, Jimtown, Pomquet, Bayfield, Chisholm’s and Cribbons beaches.


Just the drive along the North Shore is worth the adventure. You’ll be surrounded by coastal cliffs, centuries-old fishing ports, gorgeous sunsets (or sunrises, if you’re up that early) and panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Shopping & Dining


Along Main Street, you’ll find an array of shops dedicated to quality retail, amenities, fashions for the entire family and gift boutiques – a delightful balance to fulfil your needs and satisfy your desires. Antigonish Mall, off Church Street, offers shopping for groceries, fashion, professional services, health care and much more.

Don’t miss the Antigonish Farmers Market, a year-long weekly fair of locally grown fruits and vegetables, meat, maple syrup, honey, preserves, baked goods, heritage products and local handicrafts. Find the market at Antigonish Arena during the summer months and at the Antigonish Education Centre on Appleseed Drive during the winter.


One of the true gems of Antigonish’s shopping district is the fine dining. Rooted in its rustic Nova Scotian heritage, you’ll feast on the bounties of the sea and explore culture with your palate.

Check out Trip Advisor to see a list of local restaurants.

Shopping & Dining


St. Martha’s Regional Hospital offers a wide range of services, including emergency and ambulatory care, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, palliative care, obstetrics, pediatrics and more.

Close proximity to pharamcies with Shoppers Drug Mart, MacKinnon's Pharmasave and Haliburtons PharmaChoice, all located on Main Street, and Lawtons at the Antigonish Shopping Mall.


Antigonish is home to state-of-the-art educational facilities, including one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities, St. Francis Xavier University which adds to the vibrancy of the town. If you love to read then you can head to Pictou / Antigonish Regional Library. Other educational resources include: The Coady International Institute, Nova Scotia Community College.


For those interested in religious services and/or spiritual enlightenment, there are a number of churches and chapels in the area: St. Ninians Cathedral, St.FX Chapel, St. James United, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Antigonish Baptist Church.


Got questions? We’re hoping that you’ll find your answers here. These are the most common questions we receive from prospective residents. If you don’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

What is Supportive Living at The Maples?

Our Supportive Living concept provides residents with a truly all-inclusive experience. Our helpful staff takes care of life’s daily chores – cooking meals, doing laundry, and housekeeping – in a friendly, safe, and secure environment. Enjoy any of our building amenities, and if you need a little extra support now and then we are always there to help.

Can I come and go as I please?

Our residents are free to come and go as they please, and they are encouraged to live a fully independent life. All residents are free to participate in our organized social events as they wish. The Maples is secured in the evening, but all residents are afforded convenient after-hours access.

Can my friends or family come and visit me? Join me for meals? Stay at The Maples?

We encourage it! At The Maples we do everything we can do to help bring families closer together. Whether it is booking the hobby kitchen for a family meal, making use of our private dining room, or even booking one of our guest suites for an overnight stay, we will do whatever we can to make your family feel welcome at The Maples.

What if I don’t like living at The Maples?

If you’d like to experience The Maples Supportive Living, our Trial Stay Program could be the perfect way to give it a try. With a month-to-month lease, you have the ultimate flexibility to make any living decision you want. If The Maples isn’t for you, or your personal situation changes at any time, we’ll help with your transition.

What happens if I need more support in the future? Can I bring a care provider into the building?

We understand that there may be times when our residents will need a little extra support. Our friendly staff know how to help. If your needs are beyond what we can provide, residents may bring in accredited care providers as necessary.

Are the suites furnished?

Typically, our suites are unfurnished, and we encourage our residents to bring in furniture and belongings that make them feel most at home. As part of our move-in process, our staff will hang pictures for our new residents at no additional charge. For an additional fee, we can accommodate residents who would prefer to rent a fully furnished suite.

Does my suite have individually controlled heat and air conditioning?

At The Maples, resident satisfaction is our top priority, and we’ve ensured that every suite provides individually-controlled heating and cooling. For residents who need a little extra heat on a cold winter’s day, or some refreshing coolness on a muggy summer night – it’s all included at The Maples.

Can I do my own laundry?

Absolutely. We include personal laundry service weekly for our residents at no charge, and we have also provided laundry rooms on each floor so that our residents are free to live as independently as they desire. No need to buy laundry detergent – it’s included at The Maples!

Is there storage available?

Each suite includes efficient, well-organized closet space. For those who have additional requirements, there are storage lockers available. For those with larger storage needs, we can arrange suitable off-site self-storage options in Antigonish.

Can I afford to live here?

All-inclusive living at The Maples is more affordable than you think! When you look at current living costs, and factor in the convenience factors – all-inclusive living at The Maples makes good sense.


    31 Smith Way, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 0G7

    1-902-735-2220 Send us an email


    31 Smith Way, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 0G7

    1-902-735-2220 Send us an email