View of Michael Garron Hospital from Coxwell Avenue

About Michael Garron Hospital Foundation

Michael Garron Hospital, formerly Toronto East General Hospital, was founded during the earliest days of the development of East Toronto. We have a nearly 100-year history of providing healthcare tailored to the needs of our community with kindness.

We provide care from birth to end-of-life, serving 400,000 people living in East Toronto. We deliver first-rate care on a first-name basis—90 percent of the health-care people need—at a level of excellence rivalling anywhere else in the city. We also develop tomorrow’s health-care leaders, with the largest community and family medicine teaching program affiliated with the University of Toronto.

The community we serve is unique in Toronto and one of the most diverse in Canada—and its healthcare needs are great. 40 percent of residents are newcomers. More children, refugees, and seniors living alone call East Toronto home than anywhere else in the city. Poverty and isolation—two of the most critical social determinants of health—affect people in our neighbourhoods disproportionately.

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation raises funds and engages our community in support of our hospital. A donation to Michael Garron Hospital is an investment in the prosperity of each and every person living in East Toronto. When members of our community are healthy, they are able to reach their full potential and better contribute to their family, neighbourhood, and ultimately, Canadian society.