Fundraising Priorities

Toronto Rehab Foundation proudly supports Canada’s leading rehabilitation sciences centre. Our community of donors supports breakthroughs in research, education and care that translate into active, healthier and more independent living for our patients, for Canadians and for people around the world. 

Toronto Rehab Foundation supports:

  • Improved patient care by funding programs, purchasing much needed equipment, and establishing funds that enhance the patient experience 
  • Capital Redevelopment  to enhance, expand and improve accessibility of facilities for patient care, education and research
  • A growing research enterprise, including iDAPT, the world's most advanced rehabilitation research facility which is changing rehabilitation research in Canada by solving common problems, increasing safety, and devising new and more effective rehabilitation treatments, assistive devices and technologies
  • Innovative education programs to prepare the next generation of health care professionals

Capital Expansion and Redevelopment

In recent years, donors have helped transform Toronto Rehab facilities through their support of major capital redevelopment, renewal, expansion and relocation.

Toronto Rehab’s University Centre, located at 550 University Avenue, is now a destination for patients and families that houses essential services together under one roof. Enhancements incorporated:

  • The construction of a new 13-storey patient care and research wing and extensive renovations to the existing east and north wings of the hospital, creating a state-of-the art rehabilitation hospital.  Learn more 
  • Dedicated space for education to accommodate the many students who come to Toronto Rehab for their clinical training
  • The creation of iDAPT, a place where research and technology will come together to improve the lives of individuals recovering from, and living with, disabling injury and illness and age-related conditions

View photos of the redevelopment

Renovations to our Lyndhurst Centre, located at 520 Sutherland Drive, consisted of enhancements to improve the patient experience:

  • Improved research space
  • A new, more functional main entrance and drop-off area
  • Enhanced indoor therapy facilities
  • An outdoor therapeutic recreation horticultural garden
  • Expanded and consolidated outpatient services 

Enhancing the E.W. Bickle Centre for Complex Continuing Care

Due to an aging population and medical advancements, more people are living longer with complex conditions and require specialized care not often found in long-term care homes. This demand has resulted in the need to expand the E.W. Bickle Centre.

E.W. Bickle Centre is be undertaking the largest redevelopment since its opening over 30 years ago. Toronto Rehab Foundation will be raising $6 million toward facility renovations.