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.
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.
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.
Our Find a Doctor directory contains all credentialed physicians at North York General Hospital. You can search for physicians by name, department or specialty.
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.
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 Friday: 7:30 a.m.to 3 p.m.
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. Statutory holidays: closed
Featuring: hot meals, soup, sandwiches, salads, fruit, pastries and desserts, snacks and more.
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
Location: First Floor
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 Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Statutory holidays: closed
Locations: In the Cafeteria and the Charlotte & Lewis Steinberg Emergency waiting area
Hours: 24 hours a day
Featuring: assorted snacks and drinks
Visit our catering site online
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
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
- 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
Also available in the Gift Shop for your convenience: lottery tickets, TTC tokens and tickets, phone/iPad chargers and accessories.
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 email@example.com.
Consent for Release of Personal Health Information (pdf form)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
North York General Hospital volunteers staff two information desks at the General site. They will be happy to answer your questions and direct you. We also have an information desk for patients coming to our Emergency Department.
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
How to access free wireless internet:
- Enable Wi-Fi on your device (laptop, tablet or smartphone)
- Select “NYGH_GUEST” from the wireless network list
Learn about the interpretation services our hospital offers.
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
Newspaper boxes are located outside the General site, near the ground floor main entrance.
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.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 (at the back wall of 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 telephone for internal calls
A courtesy telephone is available for calls within North York General Hospital at the General site (4001 Leslie St.) and is located in the Torokvei Atrium, ground floor lobby, back wall.
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.
Two public pay telephones are located in the Torokvei Atrium, ground floor lobby, back wall.
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 email@example.com.