The Time for Transformation

A frontrunner in urban health care, Toronto East General Hospital has a proud history of delivering superb, award-winning, clinical care while never forgetting the human side of medicine.

There comes a time when transformative change is not an option—but an imperative.  That time has come for Toronto East General Hospital.

The new state-of-the-art Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre will be a Beacon of Health Care Excellence and enhance the stellar care we deliver to the more than half a million people who depend on us.

The future of the project depends upon the generosity of people like you. As we enter the final 100 days of our capital campaign—with only $3-million left to raise—we are so close.  Please join us and allow our transformational redevelopment to move forward.  

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Other campaign priorities are:

Transforming Care for Men with Prostate Cancer

Ensuring the Best Care for Our Children

Caring for People, from Around the World, Living with HIV

Delivering a Breath of Life to Our Lung Patients

Teaching the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals




Our Events

Inaugural Celebrity Softball Tournament

Our Inaugural Celebrity Softball Tournament kicks off with a Celebrity Draft Party on Friday, October 17th, 2014 followed by a fun-filled day of softball action on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

Grand Slam will be an unforgettable two days with the once in a lifetime opportunity to mix, mingle and join with Major League Baseball players and alumni, other professional athletes, Hollywood stars, and local celebrities to claim the title of Grand Slam Champion.

Media Launch 

On August 5 at the Rogers Centre, we celebrated the official launch of Grand Slam with over 80 guests, including Blue Jay great, Jesse Barfield, Paul Godfrey, Grand Slam, Honorary Commissioner, team captains, sponsors, Toronto Sports celebrities and media.

 Paul Godfrey, President & CEO, Postmedia Network Inc/ Honorary Comissioner., NHL Buffalo Sabres Player Cody Hodgson, Michael Burns, Chair of Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, Toronto Blue Jay Great/Grand Slam Celebrity Player Jesse Barfield and Tyler Currie Director, International Affairs National Hockey League Players' Association/ Grand Slam Co-Chair


To find out more about this outstanding tournament, sponsorship opportunities or how to become a team captain visit our Official Grand Slam Website.

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Latest News

Check out our Fall Donor Newsletter and find out how the Power of Community is helping us set a new standard at TEGH.

Read our latest edition of Transform the Future Today. Questions about Gifts of Stock, designating life insurance, or learn more about Ted and Fern Rogers commitment to TEGH? 

Equipment Needs - Your support is needed to purchase vital hospital equipment.  Neonatal Cardiac Monitor


Our Events

Laughter is the Best Medicine II Rocks the House and Raises $2.5 Million for Toronto East General Hospital!

Thank you to our Benefactors, Sponsors, Guests, Volunteers and Performers for making our second comedy gala, Laughter is the Best Medicine II, another rollicking success!

A packed house of nearly 1,500 of Toronto’s über-glamorous enjoyed a sensational evening of mirth and merriment at the Allstream Centre on Saturday, September 27th, at Toronto East General Hospital Foundation’s second hilarious comedy gala, Laughter is the Best Medicine II.

With BMO Financial Group returning as Presented Sponsor, the evening was hosted, once again, by Toronto’s own actor, Will Arnett, of Up All Night and Arrested Development fame, who generously donated his time and talent to emcee the event and had the crowd in stitches. Top comedy talent, Mario Joyner, opened the uproarious evening, setting the stage for the audacious humour of edgy comedic icon, Chris Rock. 

All the elements of an exciting and successful event were in place: the fantastic Allstream Centre venue; a who’s who roster of Toronto’s corporate and philanthropic communities; a live auction for luxurious travel and vacation experiences; a grand finale draw for a $25,000 cash prize; and some of the funniest performers in the business.

As well as offering up the city’s most playful prescription ever, the event celebrated the successful completion of the monumental $60 million capital campaign in support of the hospital’s historic redevelopment.

"The $2.5-million raised at this gala was significant; it helped us close out the ambitious $60-million private sector campaign we started five years ago," said Michael Burns, Gala Co-chair and Chair of the hospital's Foundation Board. "This is all part of Toronto East General Hospital's $360-million capital redevelopment project, which will culminate with the opening of the innovative Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre."

"Rock, Arnett and Joyner kept us laughing all night long. What better way for Toronto to support such a great cause!" added Michael Geddes, Gala Co-chair and Vice-chair of the Foundation Board. "We are thrilled with the turnout we received for the event, which is without question one of the city's standout fundraisers."

“It was a marvellous evening,” added Foundation President, Teresa Vasilopoulos.  “We are deeply grateful to all the individuals and organizations that helped to make this benefit such a tremendous success.”

Congrats to Andrew Duncan for winning the Grand Raffle for $25,000!

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