le district aylmer enchanting siteThe District offers novelty and design to its residents in a peaceful setting where every little detail has been carefully thought out. Without a doubt, a Katasa Group gem!

Located on the Outaouais river in the Terrace-Lakeview neighborhood of Gatineau’s Aylmer area, the complex opened in 2017. Since then, two more phases have been built and two more are on the drawing board.

“It is an enchanting, multi-acre private site that is close to the city and partly in nature with a view of the river,” says  Martin Deschênes, General Manager. This creates an exceptional atmosphere at the resident for independent and semi-autonomous seniors.”


Sporting activities and social gatherings are varied and meet our residents’ needs. A private trainer offers yoga, Zumba, stretching, chair Tabata training, and exercises to improve tone, cardio, and stability.

A bike path, walking trails, and several golf courses are all within easy reach of the complex.

Among the popular social activities, there are monthly activities, such as dinner dances and Happy Hour evenings with musicians. Residents have also set up activities that involve hands-on skills, such as the Knitters Club, or writing, such as the quarterly Info-District newsletter.

The District also has an indoor and outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a movie theatre, a virtual golf course, an Internet café, a dog workout area, a grooming salon, a pharmacy, a convenience store, a chapel, Petanque and shuffleboard courts, a lounge with a fireplace, a community garden, an inner courtyard with terrace, a beauty salon, a large rooftop terrace, and a dining room.

It is at the Club House that you will find the restaurant Le Bistro renowned for its fresh cuisine. “We have a license that allows people to bring their wine,” says the General Manager. We have a fresh menu with a good variety of dishes, such as salmon, pork chops, lamb and poultry, in addition to occasional themed meals and typical menus of Quebec.”


While waiting for the COVID-19 health crisis to be behind us, the District is deploying a great deal of energy to adapt certain activities in compliance with the Quebec government’s health standards.

“We started using the indoor pool again,” says Mr. Deschênes. People can book a 45-minute session alone or as a couple. They must not be in the presence of other residents during this activity. With the CISSSO’s (the integrated health and social services center of Outaouais) instructions, we would like to hold indoor activities such as Petanque and sandbag toss. We would also like to hold certain fitness classes in our large indoor room while respecting social distancing.”


The District presents itself to residents as an all-inclusive. All costs are included in the rental, such as air conditioning and central heating, electricity, cable, and telephone. As well as housekeeping once a week, outdoor parking, twice-daily medication dispensing, handyman assistance for the new residents’ move-in, and the assistance of a nurse and orderly who are also included in the package!

Not to mention all modern facilities and spacious common areas for sporting and social activities. In fact, you feel on a vacation year-round!

“There are no surprises for our residents,” says Mr. Deschênes. They have access to modern facilities and quality service. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our residents. The general atmosphere is great which creates a pleasant living environment. The District distinguishes itself advantageously from the competition.”


Mrs. Claudette Bergeron, a District resident, appreciates the quality of the building and the kindness of the people who work there. “Everything is great, she says. If necessary, people help us to find solutions. Meal choices are varied, sports activities are excellent and several committees allow us to get to know each other better. “

Huguette and Pierre Tessier moved to the District for the greenery and wooded area and the numerous facilities nearby. “The bike path allows us to take long walks and discover the Aylmer area that I didn’t know much about. I was delighted by the many restaurants that are there. My husband is a golf player and has access to a few nearby golf courses. “

Mrs. Tessier describes the construction as very modern. “It’s like a luxury condo with very clean common areas,” she says. There are plenty of activities available, the food is very good and you don’t get bored. We feel at home and have the chance to meet several people who share our interests. “

About Katasa

Sam Chowieri is the president of the Katasa Group, which he founded in the 1980s. His three daughters have been part of the management group of the family business for about ten years. Katherine is responsible for planning, marketing, and finance, Tanya is in charge of new acquisitions, new projects, and commissioning of new buildings and renovations, and Samantha manages retirement residences and all real estate properties. In particular, the Katasa Group manages the following seniors’ residences: Résidence de l’Île, Village Riviera, District, Manoir Pierrefonds, Riverain, and Marquis de Tracy