Last updated: Monday, Feb. 14 at 10:00 am

Toronto (Feb. 9, 2022) - UHN is aware that additional protests may be planned for this weekend, February 11-13, at Queen's Park. We have once again put efforts in place to ensure there is no disruption to patient care, and are coordinating our approach with Sinai Health, SickKids, and Women's College.

Toronto Police Service will do everything possible to ensure that critical health care needs are not disrupted. Access will be kept open for Emergency vehicles such as fire, police and ambulances. Hospital staff and patients will continue to have access to our buildings. All staff are reminded to carry hospital identification when coming to and from work. Patients are asked to bring any available documentation about your visit, like a letter or email. Family members will also be permitted into the cordoned off areas.

Street Closures

Toronto Police Service plan to close off streets around "Hospital Row" and other areas of the city. We will update our information as we receive it. Please be aware that the situation may change leading up to, and through, the weekend. Additional road closures are to be expected. We strongly advise anyone coming to the hospital to check traffic, TTC schedules and street closure updates before leaving home.

Closed as of 10:00 am on Monday, February 14:

  • Queen's Park Circle – entirely closed
  • Queen's Park Circle – north from College to Bloor
  • Queen's Park Circle – east to Bay St.
  • Bloor & Avenue – south to Queen's Park Circle

Toronto Service Updates

UHN's COVID-19 entrance screening processes and visitor restrictions remain in place through the weekend. Please review our COVID-19 information section before coming.

The right to protest peacefully is critical to a democratic society. All hospital leadership has consistently asked everyone in society to be vaccinated as this is the best method available to prevent serious health issues which end in hospitalization. We will continue to give this advice and support public health measures such as masking, physical distancing and limiting the size of any gathering.

We recognize that some individuals may choose not to be vaccinated, a decision that may well see them hospitalized. We hope that, with all of the information available, people will ultimately be vaccinated.

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