The new wing under construction
Work is progressing on the patient tower.  To the right of this picture is the entrance to the future new Emergency Department.

This major expansion will mean more and better space for delivering the health care services the community needs most.  

Spacious, modern, patient-friendly facilities

The new four-storey wing will add 250,000 square feet to our facility when it opens in 2019. The new wing will include:

New Critical Care Inpatient Unit

Located on the third floor of the new tower, this unit will have 22 combined critical care/cardiac care beds along with four isolation rooms. Each room will have a comfortable sleeper couch so that family members can stay with their loved one.
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The unit will monitor and test patients with cardiac-related conditions such as a heart attack or heart valve problem.
One floor below, the outpatient Cardiac Diagnostics Unit will feature expanded cardiology and pacemaker clinics, dedicated spaces for electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography, and exercise stress tests.

Expanded emergency department

The entire first floor of the new wing will be dedicated to emergency care, making the new area almost twice as large as the existing space.
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The new, larger emergency department (ED) will be a state-of-the-art, high-tech environment, built to support best practices in emergency care.

The airy, bright space is also designed for patient and family safety, comfort, and privacy.

A new fracture clinic will be located next to the emergency department, providing space to care for more patients in less time.

Some of the features of the new ED:

  • A separate entrance and receiving area for patients arriving by ambulance. This means ambulance crews won’t be delayed, and patients will have more privacy; 
  • 3 trauma rooms equipped to manage the most serious injuries and illnesses; 
  • A separate waiting area and treatment rooms designed for children; 
  • For elderly patients: larger treatment rooms and stretchers that convert to chairs. 
  • For mental health patients: a separate area that respects their need for a quiet, secure space away from the rest of the busy emergency department.

New combined Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurodiagnostic Outpatient Clinic

It’s not uncommon for patients to have a combination of heart, lung, and nervous system diseases. So, bringing these outpatient diagnostic services together, in one space, will be more convenient for patients – particularly those with heart disease and breathing complications.

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Placing the services in the same area has the added benefit of allowing specialists to access one another’s test findings and share insights about the patient’s condition.

New Women’s and Children’s Units

The new facilities will include 10 private birthing suites, two fully-equipped operating rooms, and a 10-bassinette Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns who need extra care.
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Features include:

  • 22 Labour, Delivery, and Recovery rooms – with private bathrooms and lots of space for Mom, baby and family
  • A Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with 10 treatment bays and room for a parent to stay. The NICU provides specialized care for babies who are underweight, sick or premature
  • Two ‘care by parent’ rooms to help parents prepare to take their baby home
  • Two operative birthing rooms for Caesarian-sections
  • Two infant resuscitation rooms to prepare infants who need to be moved to the NICU or another facility
  • Maternal Newborn clinics for – ante natal care, Rhogam testing, fetal monitoring, breast feeding support, infant follow-up and more.


Fundraising continues for the new patient tower

Osler Foundation is fundraising $25 million to build and equip the new patient tower. Construction will be finished soon, but we have more work to do: We still need your help to close the funding gap and ensure our community will have access to the advanced diagnostics and care you need. 

Donations can be made at

Have an appointment at the Etobicoke Wellness Centre (EWC)?

What you should know:

  • The EWC is just across the parking lot from the main hospital, right off Humber College Blvd;

  • Park in the hospital’s public parking area;

  • Your appointment notice will tell you which floor to go to and how register;

  • Volunteers will be in the EWC lobby, standing by to help you.  

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Cell: 416-579-5447

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