Amenities and Resources — General site

The General site at North York General Hospital (4001 Leslie Street) offers a wide variety of services and amenities to meet the needs of patients, their families and visitors. All patients requiring overnight stays are at the General site (4001 Leslie St.)


Our hospital is committed to preventing, identifying and removing barriers that impede an individual's ability to access care and services, or to work here. View our multi-year accessibility plan and find out how to reach us.
Bank machine

An ATM (automated teller machine) can be found in the Torokvei Atrium (lobby) on the ground floor. It is located on the back wall near the telephones.
Chaplains and spiritual support

Compassionate hospital chaplains are available to provide spiritual support and discuss with patients and their families issues or concerns as they cope with illness. Learn more about the Spiritual & Religious Care Department or call 416-756-6311.

Location: Ground floor (opposite Gift Shop), General site
Hours: Open 24 hours
All are welcome to use the Louise Kirby Multifaith Chapel; to assist with worship and prayer times, there are sacred books and other religious items. Please feel free to use these items as you need. Sunday Christian worship takes place at 10 a.m. Special services are held for major Jewish and Christian holidays. Other services may be requested. Available upon request: • prayer books • Sabbath candles • Muslim prayer mats • Buddhist chanting machine • Christian sacraments • rosary beads • kippas • other faith ritual items.

Doctors' directory

Our Find a Doctor directory contains all credentialed physicians at North York General Hospital. You can search for physicians by name, department or specialty.

Food Services — Patient meals

North York General Hospital offers all inpatients an innovative food delivery system called Steamplicity. It  is focused on the nutritional needs of each patient as well as the quality components of freshness, taste, texture, temperature and presentation. Meal options reflect the diversity of the patients we serve in terms of age, from young children to older adults, and ethnicity.  
  • A dietetic attendant visits the patient one to two hours prior to lunch and dinner and takes the meal selection in person from a restaurant style menu. Patients choose from up to 20 entrees. All selections are verified to ensure they comply with the patient's diet.
  • Minutes before a meal is delivered to a patient, the meal is cooked in a specially equipped pantry for food preparation located on each patient floor, allowing food freshness to be maximized. This quick cooking time at the point of service enables more flexible meal times — and allows food service to be a patient-focused experience.
General site meal service times:
  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.
To discuss anything related to your meal service, contact the Diet Office at ext. 416-756-3001. Note: Please check with your nurse or a dietitian before eating gifts of food because they could interfere with your treatment.

Retail Food Services
Map of retail food services at NYGH
Food services at North York General Hospital are provided by Morrison Healthcare Food Services. Our General site offers many food options:

Location: ground floor, cafeteria
On the Go:
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Friday:7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Culinary Table
Breakfast —Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch —Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Featuring: hot meals, soup, sandwiches, salads, fruit, pastries and desserts, snacks and more.
Statutory holidays: closed

Pizza Pizza
Location: ground floor, cafeteria
Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Statutory holidays: closed
Featuring: pizza

Location: Torokvei Atrium, (ground floor lobby)
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Statutory holidays: closed on Christmas Day but open for all other holidays
Featuring: coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches and assorted snacks
Tim Hortons (two locations to serve you)
Location: first floor, west lobby
Open 24 hours a day
Statutory holidays: open
Featuring: On-the-Go quick café items, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee.

Location: ground floor, cafeteria
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Statutory holidays: closed
Location: ground floor, cafeteria
Monday to Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Statutory holidays: open
Jugo Juice
Location: ground floor, Torokvei Atrium
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Statutory holidays: closed

Thai Express
Location: ground floor, cafeteria
Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Statutory holidays: closed

Vending machines
Locations: In the Cafeteria and the Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency waiting area
Hours: 24 hours a day
Featuring: assorted snacks and drinks


Gift Shop

Location: Ground floor
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.     Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Credit and debit cards accepted
The Gift Shop sells flower arrangements.
North York General Hospital's Gift Shop offers a wonderful selection of gifts and flower arrangements. The Gift Shop is entirely volunteer run and all proceeds are donated to the hospital. Learn about becoming a volunteer at North York General Hospital. Call the Gift Shop at 416-756-6094 if you would like to send a gift or a flower arrangement to a patient or a staff member and a volunteer will arrange for the delivery of your gift/flowers. Please have the recipient's full name, room number or department, and credit card at hand.

Our wide range of product lines includes:
  • Flower arrangements and plants delivered daily
  • Giftware
  • Baby gifts and clothing
  • Children's clothing and toys
  • Plush animals
  • Ladies accessories and lingerie
  • Stationery, greeting cards and gift bags
  • Magazines and books
  • Candy, biscuits and snacks
  • Toiletries and sundries
  • Much more
Vendors' Market
Location: Ground floor, cafeteria
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the Vendors' Market, vendors come in and provide a variety of merchandise for sale including toys, clothing and jewellery. A portion of the proceeds from the Vendors' Market are donated back to the hospital. For more information about the Vendors' Market view the pages on our website, call 416-756-6444 ext. 4316, or email vendorp@nygh.on.ca.
Health Records

While you are in hospital you can see your medical record. If you want to look at it, please tell your doctor or nurse and this will be arranged. If you want to see your record after you leave the hospital, call the Health Records Department at 416-756-6209 or email patientrecords@nygh.on.ca.

Health Resource Centre for Patients and Families
(D.M. Alloway)

If you are coming to North York General Hospital's General site (4001 Leslie Street), you can visit the D.M. Alloway Health Resource Centre for Patients and Families. The centre has been developed as an accessible, useful resource for patients, families and others seeking information about health and health care services when visiting North York General.
It houses a collection of brochures and pamphlets related to your health and care at NYGH, and in the community. The centre is also equipped with two computers to aid you in your information search with access to the internet, a printer, and online subscriptions for patient-focused health information. The space is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Location: Ground floor, across from the Gift Shop, General site, 4001 Leslie Street
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
For more information about our services contact us at library@nygh.on.ca

Information desks

North York General Hospital volunteers staff two information desks at the General site. They will be happy to answer your questions and direct you.

Ground floor, Torokvei Atrium (lobby)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.to 7 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

First floor, west lobby
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: closed

General site Emergency Department (Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends and statutory holidays: closed
Interpretation Services
Learn about the interpretation services our hospital offers.

Lost and found

Inpatients or visitors who lose an item on an inpatient floor, should ask their nurse if the item has been turned in. You can also contact Security to see if the item has been turned in. If you find an item, please give it to your nurse or give it to volunteers at the Information Desk located in the General site's Torokvei Atrium (ground floor lobby). General site Security: 416-756-6049

Newspapers and magazines 

Newspaper boxes are located outside the General site, near the ground floor main entrance. Visit the Gift Shop on the ground floor for a selection of magazines. Complimentary newspaper/magazine stands can be found on the ground floor near the Pharmacy.

Patient Experience Office

The Patient Experience Office provides patients and families with a supportive opportunity to provide feedback about your experiences at NYGH including compliments, concerns, questions and suggestions.


The Pharmacy at the General  site (4001 Leslie St.) is located on the ground floor near the cafeteria. It is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also get prescription refills by phone or online.  Learn more about our Pharmacy.


Locations of Royal Taxi cab phones:
  • Ground floor Torokvei Atrium (lobby)
  • First floor, west entrance lobby
  • First floor, Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency


Bedside telephones are available in inpatient rooms. Each room has its own extension number and patients are encouraged to give out this extension to family and friends.

To reach a patient:
Dial the main hospital line at 416-756-6000
Follow the instructions and enter in the extension
When you call our General site at 416-756-6000, you can access our voice recognition system by pressing 2 to reach a patient. Follow the instructions — you will be asked to say the name of the person you are trying to reach and you will be automatically transferred to them. If you prefer, follow the instructions to be transferred to an operator.

You may obtain a patient's room or phone number from a volunteer at the General site's Information Desks on the ground floor or on the 1rst floor (see Information desks above for hours). If you do not know the extension, please wait for an operator to come on the line and redirect you.

To make a call from a patient phone:
  • Dial “9”
  • Dial then dial the 10 digit number you are trying to reach.
  • Long distance calls must be made through the operator and must be either collect (charged to another number) or credit card. For assistance, press “0”.
Courtesy telephones
Courtesy phones are available for calls within North York General Hospital at the General site (4001 Leslie St.) and are located in the Torokvei Atrium, ground floor lobby, as well as the  first floor west entrance lobby.

To reach someone within the hospital:
  • Dial the extension of the person you wish to speak to.
  • If you do not know the extension, ask the volunteer at the information desk for assistance.
  • To reach someone at the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre, dial “15” before the extension.

Wireless internet — Wi-fi

North York General Hospital offers free wireless internet at the General site, making it easier for our patients and visitors to stay connected with family and friends. Please note that wireless internet at NYGH is good for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you will need to follow the instructions below and accept the wireless terms of use  again to relaunch your browser for another 24-hour period.

How to access free wireless internet:
  • Enable Wi-Fi on your device (laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • Select “NYGH_GUEST” from the wireless network list
  • Launch your internet browser by accepting the Wireless Terms of Use.

Read the wireless internet terms of use.