Guide to North York General Hospital

Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Jan 31, 2014

North York General Hospital is a community-based teaching and education facility with three locations that offer long-term services, acute care, and ambulatory services respectively. North York General has one of the largest and most comprehensive Family and Community Medicine programs in all of Canada, with significant care options for seniors in both long-term care and specialized geriatric services. With approximately 5,000 staff, physicians and volunteers has some of the best patient service capacity of all hospitals in Toronto.

North York General Hospital Locations

Main Hospital
4001 Leslie Street
Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E1

(416) 756-6000

Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
555 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M2R 1N5

(416) 633-9420

Seniors’ Health Centre
2 Buchan Court
Toronto, Ontario M2J 5A3

Long-term Care: (416) 756-0066
Specialized Geriatric Services: (416) 756-6050 ext. 8060


Founded by four separate organizations (the Missionary Health Institute, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Volunteer Services, and Friends of North York General which became the North York General Hospital Foundation) the North York General Hospital opened its doors in 1968. Planning and fundraising for the hospital began in 1960 when a local group of citizens formed the North Metropolitan Hospital Association. Plans for a 70-bed facility were drafted and land at the corner of Sheppard and Leslie streets was secured in 1962.

The main hospital location on Leslie street also underwent a major expansion in 2003, increasing the number of beds, staff, and medical services provided at the facility.


The major programs at North York General Hospital include emergency services, medicine and elderly care, mental health, surgery, cancer care, genetics, family and community medicine and maternal newborn care. These programs are supported by hospital departments such as laboratory medicine, medical imaging and pharmacy services, making North York General one of the best equipped hospitals in Toronto.

Services for Seniors

The Seniors’ Health Centre, located at 2 Buchan Court in Toronto, is a dedicated service facility for seniors, delivering both long-term care and specialized geriatric services.

Long-term Care Home: Residents are cared for by experienced nurses and health care professionals, fostering dignity and well-being.

Specialized Geriatric Services: This services set includes a Day Hospital and Elder Care Clinics that help seniors retain their independence, quality of life and overall health.

Foundation Fundraising

The North York General Foundation supports all three associated facilities to provide their patients with excellent family-focused care services while providing opportunities for new health innovations through research and education.


A member of the Central Local Health Integration Network, North York General Hospital is also affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine as one of three constituent hospitals of the Peters-Boyd Academy.

Career Opportunities

North York General is one of Canada’s foremost teaching hospitals, providing a diverse range of ambulatory, long-term care and acute care services.

Visit North York General’s careers web page for a full listing of available jobs.

Contact North York General Hospital for more information.


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