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Our Amenities

Our “Household Design” gives seniors access to common living spaces from their own private rooms, cultivating a sense of “community”. Our amenities include a dining room, spa room, exercise & rehab center, dental clinic & sundeck.

Resident Suites

Each resident suite is approximately 245-270 sq. ft.

Amenities: Private Resident Room

Unless specially arranged, all resident suites in the East Tower are single rooms to promote privacy and to create a sense of home.  Each room includes:

  • An the ensuite washroom: a wheelchair accessible toilet, vanity, and a shower facility
  • Nurse calling system and pull station by the bed and in the washroom
  • Ceiling lift track
  • Memory box by the door of each resident suite to display keepsakes and to personalize the suite

All rooms are equipped with emergency power outlets so that care needs will not be compromised in the rare scenario of a power outage.

Resident Lounge and Dining Room

Amenities: Dining Room and Lounge

Located within each house, the resident lounge and dining room is an open space for residents to dine, socialize, and participate in group or individual leisure activities. Three times a day, we prepare freshly cooked meals at our central kitchen onsite, deliver to each floor, and serve the food from the house servery based on each resident’s preferences and needs.

SPA Room

A therapeutic bathtub is available for residents’ use in the SPA room.  The room is equipped with a ceiling lift to ensure all residents have access to a bath should they desire one.

Amenities: Spa Room


An outdoor space from the 5th to 10th floor is available and equipped with a clear safety guard rail that is seven feet high. Residents enjoy fresh air in their own house.

Amenities: Sun Deck

Exercise & Rehab Centre

Residents participate in one-to-one and group exercise programs using specialized equipment in this room, like the physical therapy parallel bars or ATP. Specialty flooring is used in this room to enhance residents’ safety during their exercises.

Amenities: Exercise and Rehab Center

Dental Clinic

The Dental Clinic is a collaboration with UBC Geriatric Dentistry.  The room is equipped with a modern dental chair and X-Ray machine, and residents at Villa Cathay can receive dental services in house without the hassle of travelling to an off-site location.

Amenities: UBC Dental Room

Care Conference Room

This meeting room is where the resident, family, and the interdisciplinary care team meet to discuss the resident’s care plan.

Amenities: Care Conference Room

Hair Salon

A team of volunteer professional hairdressers come to provide haircuts at no cost for the Villa Cathay residents.

Amenities: Hair Salon


View a Phase 1 Floor Plan Here!

The following amenities will become available when the West Pavilion (Phase 2) of the Villa Cathay Rejuvenation Project is complete:


The Auditorium will be located right by the lobby, across from the reception desk. Entertainment programs of larger scale, such as singing and dancing performance groups, bingo, and other various special programs will take place in the Auditorium.  Residents can come to the Auditorium to enjoy the programs and mingle with residents from other floors. The Auditorium is also equipped with a wheelchair accessible oven and stove to enhance the variety of recreation activities for our residents.


Connected to the lobby through the cultural corridor on the first floor, the garden will offer a landscaped outdoor area where residents can take a walk and enjoy the breeze on a sunny day.  The paved walkways and benches will support residents with adjusting their pace and rest as they stroll through the garden. There are raised, wheelchair accessible planting beds to provide access to horticultural activities.

Phase 2 Rejuvenation Project

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