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Empire Retirement Residence is recognized as a Community Leader through their investment in expanding local news coverage. Thanks to their participation in the Community Leaders Program we are able to enhance areas of content in North Bay that were underserved in the past. Empire Retirement Residence proudly supports Let’s Eat! and stories about local food, restaurants and people behind the culinary scene in our area.


The Empire, North Bay's Landmark Retirement Residence, began in 1927 as the Empire Hotel. Built as one of the most luxurious hotels in Ontario’s near north region, the Empire hosted the Queen on her visit to Canada in 1951. Since the glory days of the Empire Hotel, the facility has since been developed into what we know today as The Empire. The Empire is a place where people are good to each other, there’s fun to be had, friends to make and great days to be enjoyed.


The Empire offers a number of different services, and activities to each of our valued residents.

Dining and Cuisine

Our stunning dining room complete with hand plastered ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and decorative columns is a beautiful place to come and eat. Our residents help us to build out fantastic menu, in order to serve you with only the finest options available. We also offer a private dining room option that's available to you, your family, and friends.

Leisure and Recreation

Our activity directory helps to make every day as interested in the last, with a variety of activities and programs available to you. With regular exercise programs, movies, entertainers, card tournaments, socials, and happy hours, there's no shortage of fun activities at The Empire.

Health and Wellness

Our health and wellness staff are aware of each of our residents' unique situations, and are proud to provide each of our residents with the services they need, when they need them. Improving, and maintaining your health is one of our primary objectives at The Empire, and we hope that you can trust us to take care of you, or your loved ones.


To learn more about The Empire, or to schedule a tour, please visit our website, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you, and your family.


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