Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and residents, and our people.

Only pre-approved visitors can visit patients at our sites. Please check our COVID-19 information page to learn more about what to expect for your appointment/visit and how to be approved as a visitor.


To help protect our people, patients, residents and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.


It has come to our attention that there are text messages falsely claiming to be coming from Unity Health Toronto and that are requesting personal information from our patients. Please do not respond and if you have any questions, direct them to your health care team. Unity Health Toronto does not send unsolicited emails, text messages, nor make telephone calls asking for information, such as a photo of your health card.



July 8, 2020 – The past year has been a foundational year for Unity Health Toronto. We began it with the launch of our first-ever strategic plan and completed it amid a global pandemic, where we came together to support our community and each other with strength and courage.

Read Unity Health’s Annual Report 2019-20.



Dr. Tim Rutledge, Unity Health Toronto’s President and CEO, sent out this message to the Unity Health community earlier today:

It’s been an intense few days in the U.S. and parts of Canada, including our hometown, Toronto, where a significant number of protests to end anti-Black racism, discrimination and violence have been occurring.

I can only imagine the impact this must be having on our colleagues, patients, community partners and friends who are Black – the stress, grief, perhaps reliving trauma, and/or processing death. I offer my support, allyship and solidarity. Racism has no place in our society.

Inclusivity, community and compassion are three of our core values at Unity Health. Education is also a key part of our mission –  and part of standing up against racism is educating ourselves and checking our own implicit biases. I know we can – and must – do better. We must listen and learn from those most affected and strive to be allies. It is up to all of us to do the hard work of undoing racism and effecting change.

We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, patients, volunteers and partners and condemn all acts of racial injustice and systemic racism. Black lives matter. 




Aug. 6, 2020 – We know that living and working through COVID-19 is tough, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the wonderful things that are happening at our sites – and for our people – along the way.

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Challenging environments create new opportunities during COVID-19

July 30, 2020 – If you ask Drs. Marcus Burnstein and Shiva Jayaraman about working through COVID-19, they’ll tell you that challenging environments often create new opportunities. That’s how they explain the way physicians from St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital came together to unify cancer care.

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Meet a key player in protecting patients and workers during a pandemic: Francisco Vega Jamaica of Environmental Services

July 22, 2020 – Francisco Vega Jamaica is responsible for cleaning 11 patient rooms in the Acute Care area of the Emergency Department (ED) at St. Michael’s Hospital, along with the trauma bay, the nursing stations, and some common patient areas and staff areas.

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thank you. we're in this together.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our teams at Unity Health Toronto are working to ensure we are prepared to support our patients and keep everyone inside and around our hospitals safe.

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