North York General

This is a community teaching hospital serving the people of north central Toronto and southern York Region. The General site is located at Leslie and Sheppard Streets. The facility offers patients, from newborns to seniors, a broad range of diagnostic and clinical health care services. It is one of Canada’s busiest emergency departments. The Healing Garden serves this large community. Patients, their families and a 5,000 staff, physicians and volunteers use the garden for respite. It is located close to the Main Entrance and across from the parking garage. Direct pathways and views to the neighbouring ravine lands add visual interest. A once underutilized space, the garden provides opportunities for walking, sitting and dining outdoors. With direct access from the building it is convenient for staff, visitors and patients alike. Accessibility, microclimate, choices for private or more public spaces are all considered.