Outdoor Patient Therapy Rooftop Garden

A new Outdoor Patient Therapy Rooftop Garden opened summer 2013 as an extension of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit on the 5th floor of Toronto Rehab’s University Centre.

The new garden is visible from the patient and family lounge, and fully accessible to patients and visiting friends and family members.

Separated into two distinct areas; one section is a safe, private and secure area for our geriatric psychiatric inpatients who are experiencing behavioural problems related to Alzheimer disease, and other dementias and the other is a public garden for therapeutic patient engagement and socialization.

Developed with generous donor support, the garden provides patients with a calming setting plus the motivation for movement and exercise. We thank Ernst & Young, The Harold E. Ballard Foundation, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Dr. Nora Cullen for their gifts toward this initiative.

The ongoing maintenance and therapeutic programs in the Rooftop Garden are in need of continued funding. For a tour of the garden, or to pledge your support, please contact Alexander Vaccari, Vice President & Chief Development Officer at 416-597-3422 ext. 3745.

Toronto Rehab’s University Centre site is now home to the world’s most advanced facilities dedicated to rehabilitation patient care and research.  Our physical space now aligns with our patient-centered care focus, providing an in-hospital experience that enhances patient outcomes, optimizes patient flow and creates a sense of community.

This transformation at Toronto Rehab would not have been realised without the support of philanthropists.

View photos of the redevelopment