The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre is a 150-bed hospital located at 650 Church Street in Toronto, Ontario. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, it specializes in palliative care, post-acute care rehabilitation, and complex continuing care.
|Toronto Grace Health Centre|
|The Salvation Army|
|Location||650 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Speciality||Palliative care, Complex Continuing Care, Post Acute Care Rehabilitation|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Located on the corner of Church and Bloor Street in downtown Toronto, the six-storey facility was known as a maternity hospital up to the 1970s when the hospital closed its pregnancy ward. It was one of the first hospitals in Canada to introduce palliative care. It is now a rehabilitation and palliative care facility.
The Salvation Army was prepared to close the hospital starting in February 2010 due to high upkeep costs, but a deal was struck between the Province and the Salvation Army to keep the hospital open.
- 1889 - The Salvation Army opens a rescue home in Toronto.
- 1905 - The home becomes The Salvation Army Maternity Hospital on Esther Street.
- 1909 - The hospital moves to the corner of Bloor and Church Streets.
- 1925 - An extension is added to what was then called the Toronto Women's Hospital.
- 1937 - The hospital is renamed Toronto Grace.
- 1959 - The new building is constructed at Bloor and Church Street.
- 1969 - Toronto Grace is designated a general hospital.
- 1979 - Toronto Grace is designated as a chronic care and palliative care hospital, opening the first Palliative Care Unit in Ontario.
- 1998 - The Health Services Restructuring Committee directs the Toronto Grace and three other complex continuing care hospitals to close.
- 2001 - The Ministry of Health reverses the decision and directs Toronto Grace to continue to provide its programs and services.
- 2005 - Toronto Grace Hospital celebrates its 100th birthday at Church and Bloor Streets in downtown Toronto.
- 2007 - Toronto Grace is renamed the Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC), and increases its focus on rehabilitation introducing slow-paced rehab programs.
- 2010 - TGHC submits its retrofit application to the Ministry of Health.
- 2014 - TGHC's programs and services are relocated to the temporary 47 Austin Terrace, Hillcrest site, as the 650 Church Street building undergoes a major building retrofit.
- 2017 - The infrastructure renewal project is completed and TGHC returns to its 650 Church Street location.
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- Publication | Toronto Grace Hospital | Energy Innovators Initiative Project Synopsis Archived 2007-03-05 at the Wayback Machine
- "Grace hospital up for grabs as Salvation Army backs out". Metro Toronto. Free Daily News Group Inc. January 27, 2010. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012.
- "New funding saves Toronto Grace Hospital: Sally Ann". CTV News Toronto. February 4, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
- "Board of Trustees". The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. Retrieved September 13, 2020.