Markham Stouffville Hospital

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Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation
Markham Stouffville Hospital.jpg
Markham Stouffville Hospital is located in Ontario
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Location in Ontario
LocationMarkham, York Region, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°53′04″N 79°13′58″W / 43.884444°N 79.232778°W / 43.884444; -79.232778Coordinates: 43°53′04″N 79°13′58″W / 43.884444°N 79.232778°W / 43.884444; -79.232778
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Affiliated universityUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Emergency departmentII
III Trauma center
Beds309 [1]
HelipadTC LID: CPH7
ListsHospitals in Canada

Markham Stouffville Hospital is an acute care (309 beds) and community hospital serving south-east York Region. The hospital is located on Ninth Line north of Highway 7 in east-end Markham, Ontario, Canada, immediately south of the town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. It is also referred to as a base hospital, as a resource centre for paramedics region-wide.


Opened in 1990, it was created to relieve stress on York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill and hospitals in the north part of Toronto. MSH is the only hospital in Markham and one of two in south York Region. It was one of a few Greater Toronto Area hospitals dealing with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients.

In 2004, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital became a partner site with MSH.

In 2010, MSH became an affiliated and community teaching hospital linked with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine.

The original complex was built by Zeidler Partnership Architects and the current expansion by Bregman+Hamann and Perkins+Will.


Markham Stouffville Hospital Building

MSH is a popular hospital for ambulance re-directs from east-end Toronto hospitals with bed shortages.

Services provided at MSH:


The hospital's helipad designation is (TC LID: CPH7).[2] An original heliport was located at the east end of the hospital to facilitate medical airlifts to and from the hospital. Transfer of patients requires a journey of approximately 150 ft (46 m) from the pad to the near entrance at the rear. Upon completion of the rebuilding of the hospital in 2014, the helipad is now on the roof of the new emergency wing and allows the transfer of patients directly into the hospital building. The new pad is an elevated octagon shaped pad which connects the roof of the hospital by a steel frame with a ramp to the entrance to the hospital. The relocation provides a safer landing area given that the old pad was next to public access roads around the rear of the hospital. The old pad site was removed (along with a Windsock nearby) during the re-development of the new Cornell Community Centre and used as a parking/storage space by construction crews.

Bus terminal[edit]

Markham Stouffville Hospital Terminal
Markham Stouffville Hospital Viva station
Bus operatorsYork Region Transit logo.svg York Region Transit
Viva blue logo.svg Viva Rapid Transit
Structure typeCurbside stops
Disabled accessYes

Markham Stouffville Hospital Terminal is a hub that connects to several YRT and Viva bus routes, and is the easternmost transit terminal in York Region. It will be partly replaced by Cornell Terminal upon its opening.


Markham Stouffville Hospital connects to the following bus routes:

  • Viva Purple
  • YRT 1 Highway 7
  • YRT 9 9th Line
  • YRT 16 16th Avenue
  • YRT 18 Bur Oak
  • YRT 25 Major Mackenzie
  • YRT 411 Markham District H.S.
  • YRT 522 Markham Community Bus


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  2. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.