The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a step closer to seeing its new state-of-the-art facility being developed.
On July 12 City Council approved the rezoning plan for the proposed redevelopment of the hospital.
“This is very exciting news,” said Rob Devitt, President and CEO of TEGH. “The approval of the rezoning plan is a big step forward in this process and we would like to thank the municipal councillors, city staff and the community who recognized the need to replace our facilities and provided their overwhelming support for this project,” he said.
The hospital is set to go through a major redevelopment that includes replacement of spaces which are over 80 years old and have become dysfunctional. A new eight-storey building will be built on the corner of Coxwell and Sammon Avenues.
The project is estimated to cost over $210 million dollars, with $60 million of that coming from private donors. So far the TEGH Foundation has raised $40 million.
$200,000 donation helps reach the goal
On June 15, a donation of $200,000 was made by IAMGOLD as a way to celebrate Larry Phillips’ retirement. Phillips served as Executive Vice President at the company.
Phillips, who has been with IAMGOLD for more than 20 years, also serves as a Board Member and as a Past Chair at TEGH foundation.
“Larry’s commitment to our hospital has been unwavering, and the family at TEGH are grateful for his active support,” said Teresa Vasilopoulos, President of the TEGH Foundation.
Beach Rotary Club raises funds through annual run
The annual Beaches Jazz Tune Up Run, which took place on July 24, also helped raise funds for TEGH’s redevelopment project. Fifteen dollars of the $25 entry fees was donated to TEGH by the Rotary Club of Toronto Beach.
The event also gave runners the opportunity to have a large group tune up run for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon that takes place Oct. 16.