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MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL CELEBRATES
GRAND OPENING OF NEW PATIENT CARE CENTRE
since 2018, the
replaces some of
and most outdated
patient care spaces.
MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL (MGH) marked a historic milestone by celebrating the grand opening of Ontario’s newest
hospital facility, the eight-storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson
Patient Care Centre (Thomson Centre).
The Thomson Centre is the centrepiece of MGH’s campus transformation, which is the largest redevelopment
project in the hospital’s history.
Under construction since 2018, the Thomson Centre
replaces some of MGH’s oldest and most outdated patient
“The opening of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient
Care Centre is a pivotal moment for healthcare in East
Toronto,” said Wolf Klassen, president.
“As a community hospital, MGH provides high-quality
specialized care close to home for East Toronto residents.
Our teams are excited to begin caring for patients in
a modern, state-of-the-art facility that the community
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It adds 550,000 square feet to the hospital, with 215 inpatient beds and two floors of brand new outpatient clinics.
“I am thrilled to see Michael Garron Hospital’s newest
facility open. MGH has been a key partner to the city in
keeping our communities safe throughout the pandemic.
This is an important and welcome step forward to build
much-needed capacity in our healthcare system—made
possible thanks to collaboration between the Ministry of
Health, Michael Garron Hospital, the hospital foundation,
and, of course, the generosity of Peter and Diana Thomson,” said Mayor John Tory.
The project was constructed in partnership with the
Ministry of Health, Infrastructure Ontario and EllisDon.
While the Thomson Centre has been completed, the
larger project will continue until 2024 with renovations
to existing areas of the hospital, decommissioning of
outdated wings and new greenery and landscaping to
welcome the community to the new facility.
MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL
The Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre is the centrepiece of MGH’s campus transformation, which is the largest redevelopment project in the