Getting to SickKids
PLAN AHEAD! It may take you longer to get to SickKids during the Pan Am Games
Toronto and other cities in the Golden Horseshoe will be hosting the Pan Am Games (July 10-26) and Parapan Am Games (Aug. 7-15) this summer. During the games, some roads will be busier than normal. In addition, temporary traffic measures, such as turning bans, will be in place near games venues. Because there are training facilities, event sites and a host hotel not too far from SickKids, these traffic measures may affect your drive to and from SickKids.
Detailed traffic plans are posted on the Pan Am Games official website. Some of the traffic measures begin in late-June, before the games officially begin, so make sure you check the site if you are coming to SickKids any time between late-June and late-August.
The Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, is located in downtown Toronto at 555 University Avenue, between Gerrard and Elm streets. The hospital has two main entrances – 555 University Avenue and 170 Elizabeth Street (the newer Atrium building behind the older 555 University building).
Maps for SickKids
- See where SickKids is located in Toronto.
- See a map of our main floor
- See our hospital zones
- See a list of our patient clinics and services
- Learn how to read our room numbers
How to get to SickKids by public transit
SickKids is located between two subway stations on the University-Spadina line.
From the north: Exit at Queen’s Park station and walk one block south on University Avenue.
From the south, including travelling from Union Station: Exit at St. Patrick station and walk two blocks north on University Avenue.
The 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars stop at University Avenue.
For more information on how to get to SickKids by TTC call 416-393-4636 or visit www.ttc.ca.
SickKids is a short subway ride from Union Station on the University-Spadina line. Union Station is GO Transit’s hub for trains and buses. Enter the subway at Union Station and head north on the University-Spadina line to St. Patrick station. When exiting St. Patrick station, walk two blocks north on University Avenue to SickKids.
For GO Transit information call 416-869-3200/1-888-438-6646 or visit www.gotransit.com.
Greyhound/Coach Canada/Ontario Northlands
SickKids is located one block north of the Toronto Coach Terminal, which is served by several bus companies.
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). 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 you need directions please call the hospital at 416-813-8600.
See also: Parking at the hospital
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.