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There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the sites of the University Health Network. Download the "Accommodation Near the University Health Network" booklet for a list of nearby hotels [PDF, opens in new window] »

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 bet​ween different units. Learn more about the Princess Margaret inpatient 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.

See also: Princess Margaret Information Desk »

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge ("PM 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 PM 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 PM Lodge with you if space permits. There is a fee for family members who stay at the PM Lodge.

The PM Lodge is currently closed.

For all patients that have to come to Toronto for their cancer treatment and appointments, the PM Lodge is currently referring patients to stay in a hotel or accommodation of their choice. The PM Lodge will reimburse accommodations for these patients up to a certain amount.

Please note:

  • Associated costs like food and parking are not included in reimbursement and must be paid for by the patient.
  • Patients must book their own accommodations.
  • Only patients who live outside of the Greater Toronto Area (for example, those who live outside of Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan) that have to come to the hospital for their treatment can receive the accommodation reimbursement.
  • Patients living in Ontario who live more than 100km away from the Princess Margaret also qualify for travel reimbursement (like fuel and taxi receipts) only if the patient has no other travel options (for example, Wheels of Hope).

​To find out if you qualify for the reimbursement program, ask your healthcare team at the Princess Margaret to submit a Booking Request Form to the PM Lodge. Once PM Lodge receives the form, someone from the PM Lodge will contact you and give you more information about how to get reimbursed for your stay.​

Note that patients can only get reimbursed if they have submitted a Booking Request Form and have been pre-approved to stay at the PM Lodge.

​If you have any questions, email Lodge Guest Relations Coordinators at pmlodge@uhn.ca

Contact Information

545 Jarvis Street, Toronto Ontario. View map of Princess Margaret Lodge location [opens in new window] »

Mailing Address
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Lodge
545 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2H8

Email Address

Last reviewed: 7/10/2022
Last modified: 2/21/2023 6:53 AM
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