Advisory: Give yourself extra time when travelling by car to Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, or Toronto Rehab University Centre. City of Toronto construction on University Ave. may cause delays.
At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
Amid the cheers of supporters and the skirl of bagpipes, former Krembil Neuroscience Centre patient Harry McMurtry and his team completed their 500 Miles for Parkinson’s fundraising walk in Toronto.
The 52-year-old, who set out last month from New York City on foot with two others also diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease – Dr. Ross Sugar of Baltimore, Maryland and Sue Thompson of Toronto – arrived at Queen’s Park just before noon Monday to a welcome fit for conquering heroes.
The trio was greeted by family and friends at the Legislature. Also there to welcome them was Premier Kathleen Wynne, former Premier Bill Davis and one of his longtime cabinet colleagues, Roy McMurtry, the former Chief Justice of Ontario, who is Harry’s father, and other guests including Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden. Toronto Mayor John Tory was among those attending a rally earlier in the day.
The welcoming committee also included representatives from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the movement disorders team at Toronto Western Hospital and other UHN staff, and Parkinson's Canada.
Prior to Monday's "final mile," which was capped by a walk up University Avenue to the provincial Legislature, the group, which was walking about 20 kilometres a day, staged dozens of rallies and events during their journey all in the hopes of raising awareness – and $500,000 to fight the disease.
Proceeds will be pooled and divided among three beneficiaries, one of which is Toronto Western Hospital's Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre and The Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease, which is led by Dr. Anthony Lang, Director of the Program.
Parkinson's disease, which affects more than 100,000 Canadians, is characterized by slowness of movement, muscular rigidity and stiffness, tremors, and impaired balance.
Organizers of the 500 Miles for Parkinson's walk plan to honour the efforts of Harry, Sue and Ross with an event at Steam Whistle brewery in Toronto on Wednesday. Sportsnet television personality Caroline Cameron will host the event. Visit www1.fivehundredmiles.org for details on buying tickets and making a donation.