Building New Patient Tower at Toronto Western Hospital


$794 million investment will connect more people in the Greater Toronto Area to care closer to home

TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $794 million to the University Health Network’s (UHN) new state-of-the-art patient tower at Toronto Western Hospital. The hospital will add more beds and operating rooms, to connect more families to convenient care, closer to home.

“This new tower will help provide modern and high-quality care to the more than 450,000 people who visit Toronto Western Hospital each year,” said Premier Doug Ford. “In Toronto and right across the province, our government is making historic investments for a stronger health care system, with more doctors and nurses, more beds and shorter wait times. We’re bringing convenient care closer to home for more people.”

Once complete in 2028, the new 15-storey tower, located on the current Toronto Western Hospital campus on Bathurst Street in downtown Toronto, will add:

  • 82 patient beds, including new critical care beds;
  • 20 state-of-the-art operating rooms, including three new image-guided operating rooms for complex neurosurgical and spinal procedures; and
  • New single patient rooms that are also strategically designed to enhance the hospital’s infection control abilities to easily respond to future public health outbreaks.

With this significant investment, UHN will be able to increase the number of surgeries completed by more than 20 per cent over the next 10 years, to provide high-quality care to more people and reduce surgical backlogs. The tower also includes modern digital infrastructure and a more comfortable space for family members and other visitors.

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford our government is making record investments in hospital infrastructure, expanding hospital capacity across the province with shovels in the ground for over 50 new projects to connect people to the care they need, when they need it,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “The new University Health Network patient and surgical tower at Toronto Western Hospital is just one part of our plan to ensure patients can access world class, convenient care, for years to come.”

Through Your Health: A Plan For Connected and Convenient Care, Ontario is making it easier and faster for people of all ages to connect to the care they need, where and when they need it. This includes building new and redeveloped hospitals with more space to care for patients, leading to shorter wait times and less hallway health care.