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Visiting SickKids

Getting to SickKids

The Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, is located in downtown Toronto at 555 University Avenue, between Gerrard and Elm streets. The main entrance to the hospital is in the Atrium at 170 Elizabeth Street (the first street east of University Avenue).

To reach the hospital operator, call 416-813-1500.

Maps for SickKids

How to get to SickKids by TTC (subway)

If coming from the north, exit at Queen's Park subway station and walk south two blocks on University Avenue. If coming from the south or Union Station, exit at St. Patrick subway station and walk two blocks north on University Avenue.

For bus and subway information, call the 24-hour TTC line at 416-393-4636. 

How to get to SickKids by car

If driving from the north, take the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Exit at Bloor Street and make a left on to Castle Frank Road then a right onto Bloor Street. Follow Bloor (travelling west) to Bay Street (Bay Street is one intersection west of Yonge). Travel south on Bay and make a right on to Elm Street. Parking and the hospital can be found one block west, on your right side.

If driving from the south exit the Gardiner Expressway at the York Street/Bay Street exit. Take the York Street ramp. Go straight on York Street. Turn left onto University Avenue. Travel north on University Avenue up to Elm Street. Make a right on Elm. The hospital's underground parking can be found one block east, on your left side.

If driving from the east or west, take the 401 to the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Follow the directions from above, driving from a northern direction.

See also: Parking at the hospital

Travel Tips

  • TTC subway and bus tokens are cheaper in bulk
  • Taxi from Union Station: about $8
  • Taxi from Pearson International Airport: about $55
  • A bus to Pearson Airport leaves from the Delta Chelsea Hotel about twice every hour: $20 for a one-way trip
  • Taxi from the Toronto City Airport: about $12

 Direct phone lines to a taxi company are available at the Elizabeth Street and University Avenue entrances.

 Some bus and train companies offer companion fares for family members accompanying children to medical appointments.

Hope Air is a national charity that helps Canadians get to medical treatment when they cannot afford the flight costs. 

Horizons Air offers special rates to families. Contact Social Work at 416-813-6805 for details.

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