FOR TESTING: Book an appointment for COVID-19 testing at one of our Assessment Centres >>


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.

Book an appointment online for COVID-19 testing at one of our Assessment Centres.

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccine? For the health and safety of our patients and our communities, please continue to follow all public health measures and Unity Health Toronto’s visitor restrictions. More information can be found here.

Construction alert – St. Joseph’s

Please be advised that the City of Toronto and TTC are currently doing construction work around St. Joseph’s. Please plan ahead for your appointment.  More information on this impact.

Unity Health Toronto launches new Research Strategic Plan

(April 16, 2021) – Unity Health Toronto has launched a bold new Research Strategic Plan, mapping out the next five years of research at the organization.

Full story

Two clinical recycling programs expand from St. Joseph’s to St. Michael’s Hospital

(April 15, 2021) – Hospitals produce a huge amount of waste. According to Practice Greenhealth, operating rooms can generate more than 30 per cent of a facility’s total waste and over 60 per cent of its regulated medical waste.

Full story


(April 15, 2021) – Each week, we’re sharing a list of 10 great things that happened this week.

Full story

Why I got the COVID-19 vaccine: Joel Persaud shares his experience

(April 14, 2021) – It’s the idea of hope that made me jump at the chance to get the COVID-19 vaccine right away. The past year has been rough for all of us. The world has put so much effort, money and mind power into this vaccine that it gives me hope that we can achieve some level of normalcy again.

Full story

Statement from Unity Health Toronto

(April 12, 2021) – It is important for parents to know that they can and should come to St. Joseph’s Health Centre to receive care for their children. Our youngest patients remain a top priority, and we continue to provide consultative, neonatal and ambulatory care for all our pediatric patients, including at our Just For Kids Clinic, Paediatric Consultation Clinic and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

Full statement

Message from CEO: impact of Wave 3 ahead of us

(April 7, 2021) – Last week, the province was seeing about 2,000 COVID cases per day, up from an average of about 1,000 in early March. This week, we are seeing over 3,000 cases per day, the highest case counts since mid-January. Of these COVID cases, the variants of concern make up 85 per cent – this is Wave 3 of the pandemic. Despite vaccination efforts and public health measures, case counts are continuing to rise across Ontario.

Full story

Unity Health appoints inaugural Director of Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Accountability

(April 7, 2021) Unity Health is pleased to announce that following a comprehensive internal and external search, Allison Needham is the inaugural Director of Anti-Racism, Equity and Social Accountability (ARESA), effective April 26.

Full story

From a wife to her husband: A patient’s kidney transplant story

(April 1, 2021) – After 28 years of marriage, Elliot Bassin and his wife Marilyn bonded in a way that the couple never thought possible. They shared a kidney.

Full story


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.
Full story

April 1, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

March 31, 2021: In conversation: A primary care physician and a patient on health care for transgender people

March 26, 2021: Meet Rachel Blair: The first Therapeutic Recreationist to join the Mental Health Department at Unity Health

March 25, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

March 24, 2021: Meet Pete Cronin, Our new executive director of AI commercialization

March 19, 2021: Province allocates 180 new long-term care spaces to Unity Health Toronto

March 18, 2021: ‘Never-before-seen opportunity’: How our Scientists tackled a new and present threat

March 18, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

March 17, 2021: Read March 2021 issue of Unity Health Toronto Magazine

March 11, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

March 11, 2021: Unity Health offers full paid leave for employees who become living organ donors

March 9, 2021: What is burnout and what can we do to combat it at Unity Health Toronto?

March 8, 2021: Toronto hospitals and Ontario Health Teams launch COVID-19 Vaccine Call Centre and website

March 4, 2021: Ten great things that happened this week

Story archive