City of Toronto

Health care

In the pursuit of high-quality health care, Toronto researchers continue to make staggering advances in some of the most highly competitive and rapidly changing areas of modern health care research. More than $2 million is spent daily on medical research.

Ontario's publicly funded health care system is recognized as among the best in the world for quality service, facilities and administration. Ontario residents are eligible for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), a provincially funded medical plan that provides free, essential hospital and medical care to all Ontario residents.

Toronto's hospitals

  • Centenary Hospital
  • Ajax/Pickering Hospital
  • Scarborough Grace Hospital
  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • The Toronto Hospital
  • Princess Margaret Hospital (more information) –link to below
  • Toronto Western Hospital

Toronto has the most sophisticated and comprehensive array of hospital services in Canada. Along University Avenue, in the heart of downtown Toronto, can be found Canada's leading children's hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children; the country's leading cancer hospital, the Princess Margaret Hospital; one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research, the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital; Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto; and one of Canada's leading academic health centres; the Toronto Division of the University Health Network.

St. Joseph's Health Centre

St. Joseph's Health Centre is an accredited Catholic community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, providing health care services to half a million people living in Toronto's West end. For more information, visit

The Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.

With a staff that includes professionals from all disciplines of health care and research, SickKids provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.

Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and is considered one of the top comprehensive cancer treatment and research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital, together with its research institute the Ontario Cancer Institute, is a member of the University Health Network. Princess Margaret Hospital is the only facility in Canada devoted exclusively to cancer research, treatment and education.

Princess Margaret Hospital ranks among the top centers in the world for bone marrow transplantation, and has achieved a solid international reputation as having some of the longest surviving bone marrow transplant recipients in the world. The hospital's bone marrow transplant unit, established in 1971, was the first in Canada to perform allogeneic transplants -- transplants between unrelated donors.

The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital

The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research. The Institute comprises 100,000 sq. ft of laboratory space, with an additional 25,000 sq. ft. of pre-clinical research laboratory space.

The research programs at the Lunenfeld are focused on eight interrelated programs to understand the function of genes and how genetic pathways and environmental factors lead to the development of human disease such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, premature labour, depression and osteoporosis.

Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto

A two-site facility hospital, Trillium Health Centre continues to expand in response to the growing health care needs of the residents it serves in Toronto, Mississauga and the surrounding region. At Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto, we have consolidated our leading-edge ambulatory care centre to offer community residents access to one of the most convenient and comprehensive outpatient services in the country.

Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto features a 14-hour Urgent Care Centre; the Surgicentre, the largest day surgery centre in North America; a comprehensive Diabetes Management Centre; a widely recognized Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre; the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre, the first comprehensive spine centre of its kind in Canada; and the Betty Wallace Women's Health Centre with a focus on early intervention and screening of osteoporosis and breast disease.

University Health Network

University Health Network (UHN) combines the skills, proud histories and stellar reputations of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. UHN is among the world's leading providers of exemplary patient care and innovative research and teaching. 

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