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St. Joseph’s Health Centre

About us

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a community academic hospital serving Toronto’s west end and beyond. The hospital is a vital resource for people at all life stages, offering obstetric care, specialized paediatric services, family medicine, seniors programs and more.  

St. Joseph’s is one of three main sites of Unity Health Toronto, a Catholic health care organisation accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada. Unity Health’s services span the City of Toronto and range from primary care to highly specialized care for complex medical cases, post-acute care, rehabilitation, palliative and long-term care. We advance excellence in health care through education, research and innovation.

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Construction Alert: 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. For more information about this project please visit: www.toronto.ca/kqqr


Who we are

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We are home to a nationally recognized surgical services program that is a valuable resource at the regional and provincial level. We are home to highly specialized care programs in bariatrics, thoracic and hepatobiliary surgery and more.

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We are creating a new kind of community academic hospital – one that embraces innovation, AI, and the latest technologies to create the best possible care experiences. With over $1-billion commitment from Ontario, our new tower will have two floors dedicated to mental health care, 13 new operating rooms, a reimagined ED and more.

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We provide high quality care to people living with mental illness, addictions and other major life obstacles. Our interprofessional teams seek to treat patients with dignity and respect while providing them with options to meet their diverse and complex needs.

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We offer compassionate, quality care to all in need – a tradition instilled by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto more than 100 years ago. We affirm the inherent dignity, worth and equality of every human being in our care, education and research.

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We offer the growing west end community the best possible care experience at every life stage, from our paediatric walk-in and emergency services, to leading mental health and addictions, seniors and palliative care programs and more. We are the emergency department for southwest Toronto caring for adults and children.

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The best care experiences, created together

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“At Unity Health, we’ve been leaders in trying to improve treatment for our patients who use substances.”

Dr. Anita Srivastava, Unity Health’s Medical Director of Addictions and a family physician at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

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“Our environment has the power to lift us up and I know that this new space will make a tremendous difference for palliative care patients and their families supporting end-of-life care.”

Jennifer Wittig, wife of a St. Joseph’s patient

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“It doesn’t seem like such a mountain to climb when we all take a small slice of the pie. We’re all working towards the same goal, and that’s to help the patients and our community.”

Sarah Rydahl, manager of Access and Transitions

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“Our health care system in Ontario is very complex and challenging, and it can be an administrative burden for primary care physicians. It is my main job to take that on for them.”

Nisha Benning, SCOPE nurse navigator for West Toronto

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"Everyone that I work with helps make my day and my job better each and every day. And to be able to pass that on to our patients – half the time it doesn’t even feel like a job!”

Ricky Bhardwaj, Operations Leader of Diagnostics and Therapeutic Services at St. Joseph's Health Centre

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Emergency

The Emergency Department is located on the ground floor in the Barnicke Wing, just inside the Emergency entrance.

Parking

  • The main parking garage is located on Sunnyside Ave.
  • Limited underground parking is available in the Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Wing located off Sunnyside Avenue (just north of the main garage).
  • There is some surface parking near the Emergency Department. To access this parking area, please use the main Emergency driveway off Glendale Ave.

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On-Site Directions

Keeping Our Site Clean

St. Joseph’s is located in the heart of Roncesvalles, just steps from some of the city’s most vibrant residential and commercial streets. Whether you’re visiting the site to work, learn, receive care or visit a loved one, it’s important that we treat the site and community with kindness and respect. One way to do this is by keeping the neighbourhood clean. Please be mindful of your garbage and dispose of the following items properly:

  • Cigarette butts go in cigarette butt disposals on City of Toronto garbage cans
  • Masks and gloves go in garbage bins
  • Pop cans go in recycling bins
  • Organic waste should be placed in compost bins

Thank you for helping us keep Unity Health and our surrounding neighbourhoods clean. To learn more about how to dispose of various materials, please use the Waste Wizard on the City of Toronto website.

Last updated June 10, 2024