Our fundraising priorities

Our fundraising priorities

A donation to the Heart of the East is an investment in the well-being of everyone in East Toronto. With your support, the Heart of the East will achieve four ambitious goals to create health for our community:
Embracing our community

Designing our new campus to be responsive to the needs of a diverse community, including:

  • A friendlier, more welcoming start to a family’s visit to the hospital, with a new, more inviting entrance and atrium
  • Community amenities including gathering spaces, outdoor event space, children’s play areas, and gardens
  • A multifaith prayer and meditation space
Supporting children and families

Providing children and families with high-quality paediatric care closer to home, by creating:

  • Renewed space for child and adolescent mental health
  • A family-centred approach to our BMO Child & Youth Centre, consolidating paediatric outpatient clinics into one convenient, family-friendly space
  • Children’s play areas to make all family members feel as comfortable as possible
Creating a better experience

Investing in a more pleasant, private and safe experience for patients and their families through single rooms, family zones, and restful spaces for day procedures:

  • Enhancing patient privacy and dignity by increasing single-patient rooms to 80 per cent of all beds
  • Relocating outpatient spaces in one wing near the main entrance for easier navigation to and from appointments
  • Ensuring faster and more precise diagnosis of a wider range of health conditions in a new patient-centred diagnostic imaging centre featuring a new CT scanner and MRI
  • Reducing wait times and length of stay by relocating a CT scanner to the emergency department
Teaching and learning

Enhancing our ability to educate tomorrow’s medical leaders and our role as the largest community and family medicine teaching program affiliated with the University of Toronto:

  • New education spaces including a simulated learning space, a medical library, a medical education centre, classrooms, and an auditorium
  • Research and academic leadership through the funding of chairs in specialty areas and the creation of a new innovation fund