There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the sites of the University Health Network. You can also get a copy of the “Accommodation Near the University Health Network (opens in new window)” booklet at the
Patient & Family Library.
Some hotels have a special discounted rate for out-of-town family members and visitors of patients.
Inpatient Care Centres
If you are an Ontario resident, your OHIP coverage pays for a standard hospital room in an
inpatient care centre. The number of beds in a standard room varies between different units.
You can upgrade to a semi-private room, which has 2 beds, or a private room with 1 bed. There is a cost to upgrading your room. Call the
Information Desk for more details. If you have private insurance it may cover some or all of the cost of a room upgrade. Check your insurance policy to find out.
You will need to sign a room request form and provide a credit card imprint when you make your room request.
Your choice of room may not be available when you are admitted. If this occurs, we will move you into one as soon as possible.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge is a unique place for out-of-town cancer patients who come to Toronto for treatment. It provides a “home away from home” for short-term stays
The Lodge provides accommodation at a reasonable rate for people receiving active cancer treatment (such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy or stem cell transplant) at either Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. It is a self-care facility for people who can manage their own personal care and medications. Family members can stay at the Lodge with you if space permits. There is a fee for family members who stay at the Lodge.
The Lodge offers shared twin room accommodation,
transportation to hospital appointments at a reasonable cost. The Lodge also provides amenities such as:
- Phones with voicemail in guest rooms
- TV in lounges on all floors
- Computer access (WiFi)
- Resource centre
- Exercise room
- Laundry facilities (coin-operated)
- Social activities (organized by
Princess Margaret volunteers)
Contact the Lodge for more details.
The Lodge remains open on weekends. Please note that rooms are not locked and you are advised not to bring valuables while staying at the Lodge.
For registration details please speak directly with your care provider.
You need to meet a few criteria to become a resident of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge. You must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Live outside the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham)
- Be referred to the lodge by a member of your health care team
- Be able to manage your own personal care and medications
- Be able to attend appointments at the hospital independently
- Be able to walk up and down at least one flight of stairs without assistance
- Be receiving active cancer treatment such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or stem cell transplant
You need to check in when you first arrive at the Lodge. Check-in hours are:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Sunday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Transportation to Princess Margaret & Sunnybrook
A free shuttle bus runs between the Lodge, Princess Margaret and Sunnybrook on Monday through Friday during regular clinic hours. The shuttle schedule is available at the Lodge.
Residents are provided with 3 meals a day, Monday to Friday, in the main-floor dining area. These meals are included in the accommodation fee. Limited meal service is available on weekends.
545 Jarvis Street, Toronto Ontario.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge
545 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2H8
Main Line: 416 413 7400
Booking Office: 416 413 7402
Fax: 416 413 7418