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About our program

Please note: Access and visitor restrictions due to COVID-19

In an effort to maintain a safe environment for the residents of our Veterans Centre, building access and visitation restrictions have been put in place.
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We are the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. Working in close partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, we offer long term and complex hospital care to over 300 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War. Residents live as independently as possible in Kilgour wing, and in the George Hees wing within a supportive environment, when their needs can no longer be met in the community.

Sunnybrook officially opened as a war veteran's hospital in 1948 (learn more about our history). We are proud and consider it an honour to care for Canada's veterans, the courageous men and women who served our country in the name of peace and freedom.

Resident care is divided into three main categories: physical support (including care for veterans who have had a stroke, Parkinson's disease or other chronic illness), cognitive support (early to later stage dementia care), and palliative care (for veterans and the community at large). Along with our specialized cognitive support care units in both K-wing and L-wing, the Dorothy Macham Home also provides innovative dementia care for 10 veteran residents who have challenging or aggressive behaviours due to dementia.

Sunnybrook Veterans celebrate new 100 Club members

Sunnybrook Veterans who have reached the age of 100 or older are now being celebrated in a new way. These centenarians receive a special gift and join the very special 100 Club at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Richard Ratcliffe, president of the Sunnybrook Veterans Council and inductee Frances McIlroy share their thoughts on how this special honour came together.

The Last Salute

The Last Salute photo exhibit, created by renowned photographer Yuri Dojc and broadcast journalist Alannah Campbell, was unveiled on Monday November 7th to residents of the Veterans Centre, their families and staff.

Celebrating Canada’s eldest Veterans, The Last Salute features forty stunning black-and-white portraits and audio from many of the centenarians. All the Veterans who sat for their portraits are 100 or older. And 28 shared personal memories of their war years and lessons learned.

QR codes are beside many of the portraits, allowing visitors to look at Dojc’s evocative images, and hear the Veterans tell their stories from so long ago.

For now, respecting COVID protocols, the exhibit is limited to the Veterans, their families and close friends. But next Spring, it will be shown again, as part of the 75th anniversary of the official opening of Sunnybrook.

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Sunnybrook is working with Veterans Affairs Canada, our veteran residents and members of our community to refurbish and restore the Cenotaph on Bayview Avenue. The monument is a fixture the hospital’s identity for passersby on Bayview and it features prominently in our wreath laying ceremony during our Remembrance Day services each year.

Construction will include repointing of the concrete, installation of lighting features, and some general maintenance and clean up. It will not affect this year’s ceremony. We expect to have the project complete in time for Remembrance Day 2023, which will also mark the 75th Anniversary of the first patient admitted to what was then known as Sunnybrook Military Hospital.

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