Humber River Hospital

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Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital blue logo.png
Humber River Hospital from Highway 401.jpg
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada)
TypeAcute Care
Affiliated universityUniversity of Toronto
Queen's University
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in Canada

Humber River Hospital is a major acute care hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the former city of North York. It is a teaching hospital with emergency and intensive care services, maternity and other services. Services are delivered at the main facility opened in 2015, located at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Keele Street and close to the Keele Street exits of Highway 401. Services are also delivered at two other facilities in the vicinity.


Humber River Hospital is the merged facility of three previous hospitals: Humber Memorial Hospital on Church Street in the former town of Weston, the York-Finch Hospital and the Northwestern General Hospital.[1] The three hospitals were part of the Humber River Regional Hospital health nework.

Construction on the CA$1.6 billion facility began in October 2011 on the site of a former Ministry of Transportation Ontario parking lot on Keele Street north of the 401 highway. The Plenary Health Care Partnerships consortium was the builder of the hospital. The new hospital was designed by HDR Architects, engineered by WSP and built by PCL.[2] The new hospital opened in 2015.[3]

Ambulatory and Urgent Care services remained open at the York-Finch site, and the Humber Memorial site re-opened in 2016 to provide dialysis, out-patient physiotherapy and the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) wound and skin clinic on a temporary basis.[4] The Finch site is known as the "Reactivation Centre" and the Church Street site is known as "Humber Clinics." The Keele Street site was sold to the Daniels Corporation developer, which plans to build a new neighbourhood on the site.[5]

Part of the hospital's mission is to be innovative. In 2017, the hospital opened its "Command Centre" that was built in collaboration with GE Healthcare. It includes a Wall of Analytics[when defined as?] to improve efficiency throughout the hospital and improve wait times and other issues.[6] The hospital is North America's first fully digital hospital.[when defined as?][7][8][9]

Programs and services[edit]

The hospital is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University.

  • cancer care
  • emergency department
  • intensive care unit
  • laboratory services
  • maternity
  • medical imaging
  • mental health and addictions program
  • nephrology program - at Wilson Avenue and Church Street sites
  • surgical program

Source: Humber River Hospital[10]


  1. ^ "Construction starts on Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto". Daily Commercial News. December 14, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "Humber River Hospital". Urban Toronto.
  3. ^ Landau, Jack (June 13, 2013). "$1.75-Billion Mega-Hospital Coming Together at Keele and 401 - Urban Toronto".
  4. ^ Kurek, Dominik (March 21, 2016). "Humber River Hospital temporarily re-opens Church Street site for some medical services".
  5. ^ Rainford, Lisa (February 12, 2016). "New community on the former Humber River Regional Hospital-Keele site is too dense, residents say at public meeting". York Guardian – via
  6. ^ Humber River Hospital (November 30, 2017). "Humber River Hospital Breaking New Ground with the Opening of Canada's First Hospital Command Centre". (Press release).
  7. ^ Ferguson, Rob (September 27, 2017). "Will Finch Ave. site of old Humber River hospital reopen?". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Kim, Clark (June 4, 2014). "Deed from 1948 will delay sale of Humber River Hospital's Church Street site".
  9. ^ Deschamps, Tara (October 16, 2015). "New fully digital Humber River Hospital aims to be a model". The Toronto Star. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "Programs & Services Overview". Humber River Hospital. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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