If you are seriously ill or injured, or have a life-threatening condition, go to our Emergency.
Note: People with worrisome chest pains, signs of stroke or severe breathing difficulties should call 911 for immediate care.
While not a complete list, the following can best be handled in the Emergency Department.
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing, unexpected heavy breathing or shortness of breath
- severe bleeding or head trauma/injury
- sudden onset of weakness, dizziness
- mental health crisis or emergency
- Car accident
- loss of consciousness
- sudden change in speech or vision
- any type of severe pain
For children: While not a complete list, in addition to the above, you should bring a child to the Emergency Department if the child experiences:
- high fever
- persistent vomiting/diarrhea
- will not eat or drink - particularly young children
- inactivity, compared to usual activity levels
If you are coming to the Emergency Department, please bring your Ontario health insurance card.
Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency Get Directions
North York General, General Site, 1st Floor
4001 Leslie Street, Toronto
Leslie St. south of Sheppard Ave. East
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Parking: If you are driving to the Emergency, there is a small short-term Emergency parking lot. The Emergency Lot has a pay and display machine that takes coins and credit cards. There is a change machine inside the Emergency Department entrance. You can also use our Visitors' Parking.
North York General's Emergency Department also handles non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. However, our Emergency does not work on a first come, first served basis. The most seriously ill or injured patients are seen first in ourCharlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency
. Learn more about Registration and Triage
Our Urgent Care Centre
is designed specifically to manage less serious illnesses or injuries quickly and efficiently. Persons with less serious illnesses are more likely to be treated faster in our Urgent Care Centre.