Your Impact

Read about the impact your donation makes on the health of everyone in our community.
executives pose with shovels in front of HOTE banner

April 25th, 2018 was an incredible day in the history of Michael Garron Hospital, as we broke ground on our campus renewal, and kicked off the $100-million Heart of the East campaign.

Marilyn Francis in her garden

If you ask Marilyn Francis where she spent many of the most enjoyable years early in on her life, she’ll say Michael Garron Hospital.

Sean Healey MGH social worker

When Sean Healey bought his first home in Toronto nine years ago, he wasn’t expecting the close-knit East Toronto neighbourhood he and his family now live in.

Richard & Celena

Community support is helping business at Celena’s, and it's this support that motivates owners Richard and Celena to give back by supporting their community hospital.

MacCharles family and Dr. Atkinson

Mark MacCharles and his partner Stephan knew something wasn't quite right. Their two-month old baby Eric, had been struggling with what Mark and Stephan thought was just the common cold; but things quickly took a turn for the worse.

Lindsay Martinek with bipap ventilator

Thanks to Berna and Myron Garron’s $50-million gift, Michael Garron Hospital has replaced much of its aging ventilation equipment—literally giving the gift of life to some of our most vulnerable patients.

Kirsten Martin redevelopment

Our transformational redevelopment project is being built to meet the needs of our community, so it's important to incorporate our community's feedback in its design.

Juliette Fergus

For Juliette Fergus, Michael Garron Hospital is so much a part of the fabric of our East Toronto community that she thinks we’re often close to taking it for granted.


The bad news? Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada. The good news? There are many ways to reduce your risk of heart disease—and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Bud McMorran

From the early days of Bud McMorran's involvement with Michael Garron Hospital, he knew there was something special about this place.