Councillor Josh Matlow

Castleview Wychwood Towers

As many of you know, COVID-19 has been particularly virulent with elders in our community, especially in long-term care and retirement homes where it has been running rampant.

As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I’m very concerned about, and deeply saddened by, the devastating impact this virus is having on our senior population.

For those who are in self-isolation, I want you to know that we care about you and you are not alone. For those who are unwell because of the virus, I wish you our support, strength and a full recovery. And for those families and friends that have lost a loved one from COVID-19, my deepest and most sincere condolences to you.

Our community appreciates the heroic and caring personal support workers, nurses, doctors, health care workers, management teams, cleaners, kitchen staff, coordinators and everyone who works tirelessly to support our loved ones. No words can adequately express our heartfelt gratitude and support.

Many of you have asked how you can offer your support from a physical distance.

Please leave a message of encouragement, love and gratitude for the Castleview Wychwood Towers community in the comment section below.

Most importantly, if we all do our part, spend time at home and slow the spread of the virus, more of our parents, grandparents, family members, friends and neighbours can get the care they need to survive this.

To receive weekly COVID-19 e-newsletter updates, subscribe here and to review my COVID-19 webpage, click here.

Thank you for your kindness and support for the people who need us now more than ever.



  1. Wiadomości Polska April 29, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for the post on your blog. Do you provide an RSS feed?

  2. Deon Gocool January 8, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you for all the good work you are doing. All our love and blessings to the staff and residents. We will keep you in our prayers, especially in these trying times


  3. Monica December 20, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Thank you for all your dedication and love for those in your care.

  4. Marcie September 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    A huge thank you to all of the front line staff at the Castleview Towers. The work that you do makes such a huge difference in so many lives. Thank you for being there for our loved ones, when we cannot be there. Your kindness and endless support goes a long way to help the residents and our families cope with these strange times.

    And to the residents, please know that you are loved and are not alone. These are strange times we are dealing with and may you be able to rest comfortably, be well taken care of, and feel the love that we are all sending you! –Marcie

  5. Teresa September 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Dear residents,

    Stay strong. Our hearts are with you. We are all in this together. You are not forgotten. Although it is challenging to be isolated, know that we also are trying to stay isolated so that germs do not spread so easily. This we hope will give the researchers the needed time to find a cure.

    With love and support,

  6. Rachael Donnelly July 3, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Sending all the love and support to the personal support workers, nurses, doctors, health care workers, management teams, cleaners, kitchen staff, coordinators and everyone else who works so hard to care for the older adults living at the Castle Wychwood Towers. Thank you.

  7. Frances G May 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Your neighbours care and think about you! Thank you to our frontline workers and to residents. Hang in there and know that we are rooting for you. Virtual hugs and blessings.

  8. Gelila Y. May 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Hello All!

    I hope and pray that during this difficult time you find hope, strength, and joy through Jesus. I hope the restrictions and fear do not get to you but you find a way to enjoy every moment you can!

  9. Lan Nguyen May 26, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    We, Board od Directors and volunteers from the Golden Age Village for The Elderly would like to donate 100 Face Shields and 100 cloth Face Masks to for caregivers, staff and family at the Castleview Towers.
    Please let us know how best to deliver these if you are accepting donation.
    Our thanks to the dedication and hard work by all the staff and caregivers.
    Thank you,
    Lan Nguyen
    Vice Chair, Externals
    Golden Age Village for The Elderly
    11088 Pine Valley Drive
    Vaughan, ON L3L 0B9

  10. Janet Inksetter May 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Sending good wishes to all of the residents, caregivers and staff from across the road at Christie Gardens.

  11. Elizabeth Cherniak May 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    My heart goes out to everyone at Castleview- the residents, caregivers, staff and families. My mother spent 2 years of her life in a LTC home in St. Catharines, and I saw first-hand all the hard work, care and compassion that goes into caring for our elderly. Thank you for everything you do!

    Please know that many of us in the Toronto community are doing all we can to stay in isolation and stop the spread of this virus. Although both my parents are now gone, I “get it” – I value all of your lives, so I am happy to sacrifice a few freedoms to make sure we all come through this safely.

    Sending much love and support, Elizabeth

  12. Cait M May 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you front line staff for keeping our community members’ healthy and safe while you battle this virus head on. You work every day so we can stay home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Also, sending love and thoughts to those who are residences in the home, the community cares and prays for your safety and health. It is just a matter of time until life returns to normal and our community will come out stronger than ever! Lots of love and support. xo

  13. Carolina Vecchiarelli April 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Sending a virtual hug to each and every frontline staff member and resident. We’re in this together!

  14. Erin Farley April 27, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Sending my love and thoughts and goodness to all the residents and staff. I am thinking about you an keeping you in my Heart.

  15. sasha April 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    To our elders and to all workers, much love and respect! Thank you for your wisdom and courage! Wishing you a beautiful and fruitful spring.
    A little poem;
    “It’s all I have to bring to-day” By Emily Dickinson

    It’s all I have to bring to-day,
    This, and my heart beside,
    This, and my heart, and all the fields,
    And all the meadows wide.
    Be sure you count, should I forget, —
    Someone the sum could tell, —
    This, and my heart, and all the bees
    Which in the clover dwell.

  16. Heather and Wes April 25, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication during these challenging times!

  17. Anthony M. April 24, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    You should know that you are amongst the most important, indispensable people in our society. Never doubt that!

  18. Liz April 24, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Sending blessings of healing and peace to all of you all.

  19. Gordon Y April 24, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    It’s great to hear about the work the staff are doing to keep the residents entertained. We will all see each other soon. Thank you for the hard work keeping our family and friends safe.

  20. Alex F April 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Sending all the love and support to the residents, caregivers, staff, and family at the Castleview Towers.

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