Spencer House in Orillia

Welcome to Spencer House

Spencer House is located just west of Highway 11 in the lovely lakeside community of Orillia. The 160 people living here enjoy the attention of caring and dedicated team members, as well as numerous events and activities held regularly for those living and visiting here, and on occasion the entire Orillia community. Our incorporated not-for-profit home has a mandatory Board of Directors comprised of experienced volunteers whose function is governance that supports the mission and strengthens the viability of the community. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the community is operated by Sienna Senior Living. Our reputation locally has attracted contributions from families and others who wish to show their appreciation for the high standards of care being provided. 


You are at the centre of everything we do.

From the moment you move in with us, we surround you with the care and support you need. We call this our Circle approach to living – where you are at the centre of everything we do. Built on a strong foundation of service excellence and quality clinical care, Circle goes even further to elevate your quality of life. Whether it’s settling into your new home; savouring delicious meals; enjoying stimulating activities, or socializing with your neighbours, family, and friends, Circle delivers a person-centred experience for every member of our community. 

Our Circle approach is guided by our Purpose to cultivate happiness in daily life, and our programs and services reflect this. Our skilled and compassionate team is ready to help you settle into your new home where, before long, you and your loved ones will be a welcome part of a caring community full of friendly, familiar faces. 

We provide comprehensive care and services, including:
  • All meals and snacks
  • Onsite medical care and medication administration
  • Recreation and leisure programs
  • 24/7 nursing and personal care
  • Rehabilitation and exercise classes
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Physiotherapy and restorative care
  • Air-conditioning is available in common areas and all resident rooms
  • Housekeeping and laundry
Additional services are available at an extra cost, including foot care, hairdressing/barber, dental, hearing care, vision care, and more.


Executive Director
Traci Van Grinsven
705-326-6609 x2000
Director of Care
Alanna McDevitt
705-326-6609 x2002
Infection Prevention & Control Lead
Frieda Emmerson
705-326-6609 x2008
If you have a concern or complaint about the health, safety, or wellbeing of a person living in long term care, we encourage you to bring it to the attention of the care community and its manager. You may also contact the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s toll-free telephone number for making complaints at 1-866-434-0144, with the hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Amenities and Services

  • Meals/Dining rooms
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Parking
  • 24/7 nursing and personal care
  • On-site medical care
  • Exercise classes
  • Recreational programs

image of a group of smiling seniors exercising

Kind words from residents and families

  • “… I am so proud of the job that every staff member at [Spencer House] is doing… a big thank you and congratulations to all of our family at [Spencer House] for a job well done, we are so blessed to have you.”

  • “Currently in her 102nd year, [my mother] has been a resident for the past three years and has benefitted immeasurably from all the services provided for her. The care, compassion and diligence provided by the PSW's, nursing team and other front-line workers is exemplary. The human touch and kindness they display on a daily basis far exceeds the spectrum of expectations of their job description… The diverse social and leisure activities at Spencer House provide not only a source of entertainment, but a feeling of camaraderie and community to the residents, and a much needed sense of belonging. The positive vibe that surrounds you upon entering Spencer House is genuine. Residents, visitors and family members are all made to feel welcome.”

  • “I want to specifically thank Erika, Susan and all of the staff for their hospitality. If I could, I would give the staff here 10 stars. Thank you very much.”

  • “My mother has lived at Spencer House for several years. I have always been so very grateful for the staff there and how kind and caring and committed they are. Now more than ever, I wish I could hug each one of them and tell them my admiration and appreciation for them is so big it can’t be expressed in words. They’re all heroes and angels.”

  • “I am writing to express my deep appreciation for everything that you and the staff did for my mother. The care that she received was excellent. The staff on Maple Lane are to be commended for all their hard work and caring. Mom received top notch care from all staff from nursing, administration, recreation, therapies and maintenance... I will miss your staff members, especially those on Maple Lane who became like family to me and provided the care that met and exceeded the quality of care that I expected… Please pass my sincere thank you on to the staff on Maple Lane and tell them that I miss them.”
  • “[Spencer House Care Community provides] wonderful care and compassionate nursing by… all staff on 3rd floor Birch Lane.”

  • “I want to send my sincere gratitude for the excellent care given to my dad and to all of the residents at Spencer House. This care starts at the reception desk. They make you feel welcome, and once on the 3rd floor I am always greeted by caring and professional staff. You can tell why they chose this profession. I have told Sarah many times it takes a special person to work with our loved ones.”

  • "On behalf of my family, we would like to say “thank you” for the exceptional care and support [Spencer House] gave our Mom. You are unsung heroes!... I want you all to know that your efforts and care did not go unnoticed by our family. We could no longer care for Mom ourselves and it was difficult to leave her in “a home” but we always knew she was well cared for and treated with compassion and concern."

  • “My mom moved here and couldn't be happier. Staff is caring, skilled and lovely; place is clean, constant activities for the residents. Very impressed.”

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