North York General Announces Largest Expansion in 50+ Years

Investing in a Better Tomorrow

Investing in a Better Tomorrow is a key direction in NYGH’s Strategic Plan, Thinking Beyond. Central to this is transforming and expanding our buildings to ensure our growing community has access to the highest quality of care delivered within modern healing environments.

“With the generous support of the Ontario Government, NYGH is moving forward with the largest hospital expansion since we opened our doors more than 50 years ago,” says Karyn Popovich, President and CEO, North York General Hospital.

Investing in a better tomorrow: NPCT


The New Patient Care Tower will add 110 new inpatient beds for a total of 535 beds on the General site, to serve our communities for generations to come. 

“Our leading-edge New Patient Care Tower will allow NYGH to meet growing community needs and continue delivering the outstanding patient experience and the highest standards of care that people expect from NYGH, for generations to come.” says Dr. Donna McRitchie, Vice President Medical and Academic Affairs.

Our expanded hospital will transform health care in our community including:

  • An expanded and modern emergency department
  • 100% private patient rooms to promote the privacy, safety and dignity of patients, families, and caregivers
  • Brand new and expanded ICU, Maternal Newborn and Women’s Health, surgical suites, mental health services and other high-demand services

The New Patient Care Tower is anticipated to open in 2029/30. Learn more on the New Patient Care Tower here.

Investing in a better tomorrow - LTC home

NYGH also recently announced its plans to build a new Long-Term Care Home right across from the hospital on Leslie Street.  The new home will feature 384 beds, making it one of Toronto’s largest homes and among the first built using learnings from the pandemic, particularly related to infection prevention and control.

Given its proximity a stone’s throw from the hospital, the home will be fully integrated with hospital services, providing residents with 24/7 access to a range of medical, emergency, and specialized care.

Along with the hospital, the new home will be at the heart of a Campus of Care for seniors and the community. It will be connected to an array of senior services including NYGH’s well-known Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, as well as geriatric, mental health, and reactivation programs. It will also be connected to community programs geared to seniors throughout North York through the North York Toronto Health Partners.

Planning is well underway, and the home is expected to open before 2027. Learn more about plans for NYGH's new Long-Term Care Home here.

This article first appeared in the May 2022 issue of The Pulse.

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