St. Michael’s Hospital

About us

St. Michael’s Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching and research hospital serving Toronto’s urban communities and beyond. St. Michael’s is a level 1 trauma centre and provincial hub for neurosurgery, complex cardiac and cardiovascular care and more, and home to one of the largest MS Clinics in North America. St. Michael’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 Metrolinx is doing construction work around St. Michael’s. Queen St. between Bay St. and Victoria St. will be closed to all vehicles, but open for pedestrians. Please plan ahead for your appointment. For more information about this project please visit: Metrolinx’s website


Who we are

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We offer world-class specialty programs for multiple sclerosis, trauma & critical care and brain & heart. We attract the best and brightest clinicians, staff and learners who work to treat and care for some of the most complex medical cases while also creating patient-centred care pathways that are holistic, innovative and evidence-based.

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We are a global leader in applied Artificial Intelligence, harnessing the power of data and AI to reimagine how we deliver care and to transform the health care system.

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We are one of only two health centres in Canada verified as a Level 1 Trauma Centre by the American College of Surgeons. This means that trauma patients at St. Michael’s, who come from across Ontario either by ground or air transport, receive high quality care from the time they arrive in the Emergency Department right through to rehabilitation.

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We rank among the top research hospitals in Canada and are advancing the understanding of diseases, treatments, clinical care and community interventions to shape the future of healthcare. We are home to two world-class research institutes: The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science.

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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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The best care experiences, created together

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“I felt reassured and supported by the team here, everyone communicated with me so well.”

Walter Tauro, kidney transplant recipient with the Kidney Transplant program.

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“Right away, they made me feel at home.”

Mark Saldeba, a patient with the outpatient diabetic foot pathway care team.

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“The first key to reconciliation is to open up your mind and heart and learn the true histories and realities of First Peoples.”

Dr. Janet Smylie, Strategic Lead of Indigenous Wellness, Reconciliation and Partnership

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“Being flexible is important. We’ve had to be really creative with how we involve other care providers in the care of our clients.”

Jasmine Saleh, social worker at the My Baby and Me clinic at St. Michael's Hospital

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“It’s wonderful to see them improve the patient experience by sharing their talents.”

Dr. Jennifer Watt, geriatrician and physician with the ACE Unit

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Emergency

Emergency is located at the corner of Victoria and Shuter Streets and one block east and north of Queen and Yonge. Please note that you cannot access Emergency if you enter the hospital from our Queen St. entrance. Please go directly to Emergency.

Parking

  • The parking lot is located at 209 Victoria St. on the west side of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. View parking rates.
  • There are also Green P lots across from the hospital’s Queen St. entrance and behind Metropolitan United Church on the east side of Bond St.
  • You can also park at the Eaton Centre, located one block west on Yonge St. at Shuter St.

On-Site Directions

Click here for St. Michael’s Hospital ground floor directions.

Keeping Our Site Clean

St. Michael’s is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, 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