When Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital kicked off the campaign to expand its patient care and research facilities, donors literally came out of the woodwork. Just in time for the holidays, the Carpenter’s Union Local 27 has recently announced a one million dollar donation to help fund the construction of a new campus for the hospital network.
The union joins a growing list of ‘Catalyst Donors’ that have pledged more than $570 million to the campaign. Sick Kids hopes to raise $1.3 Billion over the next five years to build an $600 million facility on University Avenue, fund $600 million of research, and invest $100 million in new systems to better coordinate patient care. Population growth and increases in medical complexities over the last 67 years has lead to a high demand for space within the 1951-built facilities, straining the hospital’s resources to their limits.