Fundraising Priorities

Toronto Rehab Foundation proudly supports Canada’s leading rehabilitation sciences centre. Our community of donors supports breakthroughs in research, education and care that translate into active, healthier and more independent living for our patients, for Canadians and for people around the world. 

Toronto Rehab Foundation supports:

  • Improved patient care by funding programs, purchasing much needed equipment, and establishing funds that enhance the patient experience 
  • Capital Redevelopment  to enhance, expand and improve accessibility of facilities for patient care, education and research
  • A growing research enterprise, including iDAPT, the world's most advanced rehabilitation research facility which is changing rehabilitation research in Canada by solving common problems, increasing safety, and devising new and more effective rehabilitation treatments, assistive devices and technologies
  • Innovative education programs to prepare the next generation of health care professionals

Capital Expansion and Redevelopment

In recent years, donors have helped transform Toronto Rehab facilities through their support of major capital redevelopment, renewal, expansion and relocation.

Toronto Rehab’s University Centre, located at 550 University Avenue, is now a destination for patients and families that houses essential services together under one roof. Enhancements incorporated:

  • The construction of a new 13-storey patient care and research wing and extensive renovations to the existing east and north wings of the hospital, creating a state-of-the art rehabilitation hospital.  Learn more 
  • Dedicated space for education to accommodate the many students who come to Toronto Rehab for their clinical training
  • The creation of iDAPT, a place where research and technology will come together to improve the lives of individuals recovering from, and living with, disabling injury and illness and age-related conditions

View photos of the redevelopment

Renovations to our Lyndhurst Centre for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation, located at 520 Sutherland Drive, consisted of enhancements to improve the patient experience:

  • Improved research space
  • A new, more functional main entrance and drop-off area
  • Enhanced indoor therapy facilities
  • An outdoor therapeutic recreation horticultural garden
  • Expanded and consolidated outpatient services 

A further $10-million renovation is currently underway to transform the Lyndhurst site to create a modern, well-designed, and rejuvenated health care facility to enhance the delivery of care, enable increased intake in the number and acuity of patients, and improve rehabilitation recovery and overall patient life outcomes. This much needed renovation includes:

  • Improving patient room configurations, lighting and d├ęcor while making bedrooms fully accessible including new wardrobes;
  • Building private, accessible 3-piece bathrooms to replace shared facilities;
  • Revitalizing Patient and Family Lounges to provide urgently needed private spaces for patient assessments, education, activities and staff meetings in a bright, comfortable and welcoming environment;
  • Implementing the latest patient safety (including falls prevention) and infection control protocols; and
  • Essential updates, renovations and retrofits to meet current building codes; 

Recent projects have also be completed at Toronto Rehab's E.W. Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care (including the important addition of Nocturnal Dialysis), Rumsey Cardiac Rehab Centre, and at our Rumsey Neuro Rehab Centre (to better faciliate our LIFEspan program at the site).

For more information about capital expansion and redevelopment projects, please contact Arlene Manankil-Boyce at 416-597-3422 ext. 3545 or arlene.boyce@uhn.ca