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Thank you, Orlando Corporation!

Historic $75-million gift from Orlando Corporation will strengthen healthcare and medical education in Scarborough

By supporting new facilities at Scarborough Health Network and University of Toronto Scarborough, this generous donation will modernize Scarborough’s hospitals, train the next generation of health professionals in the region, and have widespread positive impact on community health. 

An unprecedented $75-million donation from Orlando Corporation aims to strengthen the region’s ability to provide world-class care for the community and train future healthcare professionals. The largest donation in Scarborough’s history, the company is investing $50 million in Scarborough Health Network (SHN)’s Birchmount Hospital, mental health needs, and other urgent priorities, and $25 million in the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH). This gift will advance the health needs of this dynamic region’s nearly 1.3 million residents. 

This donation is momentous for Scarborough Health Network and is the largest gift in our history,” said SHN Foundation President and CEO Alicia Vandermeer. “We are incredibly grateful to Orlando Corporation for hearing the message of our Love, Scarborough campaign and investing in equitable healthcare for our diverse community. Their gift will support the Birchmount Hospital redevelopment including expanding and innovating the emergency department, mental health care across the Network, and other urgent needs, allowing us to offer more care with fewer barriers.” 

This $50-million gift from Orlando Corporation to Scarborough Health Network is the largest in SHN’s history and contributes to the Love, Scarborough campaign, which is focused on addressing health inequities and closing the gap between SHN’s world-class care and its aging hospital facilities. It will usher in a new era of equitable healthcare, helping to update and expand their hospitals to match the world-class care SHN provides. The gift will help redevelop the Birchmount Hospital to put it at the forefront of equitable, leading-edge patient care for the growing community, housing the Orlando Corporation Emergency Department. It will also support the hospital’s most urgent needs, including removing barriers to mental health care, by creating the Orlando Corporation Mental Health Centre of Excellence across SHN. 

“Every resident in Scarborough and the Eastern GTA deserves to live a healthy life and to have access to excellent healthcare whenever they need it,” said Blair Wolk, President at Orlando Corporation. “Scarborough Health Network and the University of Toronto are two institutions that can help make this goal a reality, and we’re pleased to be able to support them.” 

A portion of Orlando Corporation’s $50-million gift to SHN is a pledge by Orlando to match, dollar for dollar, donations from the community. $15 million of their generous gift will be matched and support SHN’s areas of greatest need. 

Read the full story at SHNFoundation.ca/Orlando75  

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The People Behind The Letters

The handwriting you see throughout this campaign came from real people. One for each letter of the alphabet. Their letters were compiled to create one typeface called Scarborough Sans. A typeface as unique and diverse as the people that it came from. The community members, business leaders, SHN staff, patients, and donors. These are their stories.

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Love, Scarborough Merch

You asked, we delivered! We’ve partnered with Scarborough Spots to release limited edition Love, Scarborough t-shirts and hoodies. 100% of the net proceeds will be generously donated in support of SHN Foundation and our Scarborough hospitals. Our merch is available everywhere now.

Wear your Scarborough pride on your sleeve and get yours today!

Show Your Love

Introducing a new way to get involved with the Love, Scarborough campaign!

The heart of our Love, Scarborough campaign has been the stories we have told of the people from our Scarborough community. Each story we have profiled through Love, Scarborough has shown how unique and diverse our community is – and that there are countless ways to make an impact.

We are excited to present a unique way for you to get involved, fundraise, add your voice, and have a chance to be featured in the Love, Scarborough campaign – Show Your Love.

We Appreciate Your Support.

This marketing campaign supports SHN Foundation’s $100 million fundraising goal. Funds raised will directly impact the people of Scarborough by ensuring accessible and equitable access to care.  

Scarborough is one of Canada’s most diverse communities and deserves the same innovative technology and updated facilities other Toronto hospitals offer.  

Your support will allow us to expand our emergency departments to care for people at their most vulnerable; ensure we not only treat but can prevent kidney disease and diabetes; break down barriers and stigma for mental health care; and deliver quick and reliable medical imaging results that could change a person’s life.  

Dear Toronto, show your love to Scarborough and back us up. 

Love, Scarborough.