North York General Hospital (NYGH), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals. We offer our diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across multiple sites. Through partnerships, collaboration and academic endeavours, we seek to set new standards for people-centred care. Working together with our patients and their families, we are making a world of difference.

We provide an exceptional care experience for our patients and their families, and have proudly served our diverse communities in North Toronto, and beyond, since 1968.

The hospital partners with 36 different academic institutions, including the University of Toronto, to prepare future physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to work in interprofessional teams, providing essential care in a community hospital setting. NYGH programs are the training site for four core clerkship programs and we provide a site for core rotations to 22 different University of Toronto Residency Programs. Over 300 North York General physicians have faculty appointments at the University of Toronto. Each year, over 1000 students come here to learn and develop their clinical skills.

Our staff, physicians and volunteers have a history of transforming health care to better serve our patients. We are leaders who adopt the most innovative health information technology, strategists who carefully chart patient flow and find ways to reduce wait times, and visionaries who dream of, and work towards, the ideal patient experience. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest care. We put our patients first in everything we do.

NYGH is a leader in people-centred care:

  • Home to one of the largest Family and Community Medicine programs in Canada with over195 active family physicians caring for the patients and families we serve.
  • As a learning organization, NYGH is committed to developing its people. We support each person on their journey to be the best they can be, focusing on delivering excellent patient care and high-quality service.
  • A top choice for University of Toronto medical students and residents in General Surgery, Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine.
  • One of the largest single site obstetrical centres in Ontario. Each year we celebrate the birth of over 5,000 babies.
  • One of Ontario’s largest regional genetics centres with a strong family-focused approach to patient care.
  • Comprehensive mental health services for children, adults and seniors. We partner with over 25 community organizations and offer widespread community outreach, resulting in best practices in continuity of care.
  • We are home to the BMO Breast Diagnostic Clinic and the Karen, Heather & Lynn Steinberg Breast Centre – the first centre of its kind.
  • Exceptional care provided to over 500 premature or critically ill babies each year in NYGH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Reduced wait times through the Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre — one of the only prostate centres in Toronto.
  • One of the most visited emergency departments in Canada.
  • A unique model of care at the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care.


Our team provides care with respect, integrity, excellence compassion and collaboration.

Respect: We embrace the strength in our diversity and treat everyone with respect and dignity.

Integrity: Every day, we act in a professional and ethical manner.

Excellence: We strive to achieve better outcomes in everything we do, collaborating with patients, families and partners.

Compassion: We provide an exceptional care experience to our patients and their families with empathy, sensitivity and understanding.

Collaboration: We believe we are stronger together, working with our partners to improve the health of everyone we care for.

Area served

The area North York General Hospital primarily serves is north central Toronto and southern York Region. Our boundary extends north to Highway 407, east to Victoria Park and west to Dufferin Street. Between Dufferin and Yonge Street our boundary runs south to the 401 and then extends along Lawrence Avenue from Yonge Street to Victoria Park. 

The geographical area we serve has a population of over 400,000. Our regional programs serve all of south central Ontario.