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Shopping and Eating at SickKids

There are several places for families and visitors to shop and eat at SickKids, all located on the Main Floor of the hospital.

Other SickKids buildings, like the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL), have food options for visitors too. Proceeds from shops and restaurants that are owned and operated by SickKids support patient care.

Below, view any updates on hours of operation, prescription delivery, shopping online and more. 

Map of the Main Floor at SickKids. The University Ave. entrance is closest to Shoppers Drug Mart, College Optical, soup it UP, Jimmy the Greek, Tim Hortons. Main Street has Gateway Newstands, Gems by Jael, and Specialty Food Shop. The Atrium entrance has the Terrace Café and more.

Eating at SickKids (main hospital campus at 555 University Ave.)

You can find more information on all the shops and restaurants available at SickKids below, including menu features, operating hours and locations. 

Located in the Atrium:

The Terrace Café is proud to offer a variety of food selections to patients, families and staff 365 days a year. 

Terrace Café Weekly Menu

View our chef-inspired daily and weekly menu specials.

Food stations

From our chefs, the Terrace Café offers a full range of meals including: 

  • The Grill: Full breakfast bar (served between 7 and 11 a.m. daily), grilled paninis, hamburgers, fries, chicken fingers and more. 
  • The Chef’s Corner: Home-cooked meals such as salmon, roasted chicken, lasagna and pasta dishes served fresh daily. 
  • Around The World: Weekly cuisine features from around the world, like Mexican, Indian, Chinese and more! 
  • Salad Bowl: Salad bar featuring pre-packaged signature salads and protein boxes. 
  • Sandwich Spot: Fresh made-to-order sandwich selections. 
  • Made in Japan Teriyaki Experience 
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Grab & Go fridge: Full selection of pre-packaged snack options. 
  • Soup Kettle: A variety of fresh soups, which change daily. Plus, a selection of baked goods and desserts. 

Location and hours

Open on weekends in the Terrace Café: The Grill, Chef’s Corner and Pizza Pizza
Location: Main Floor, Atrium
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: 416-813-6754

Terrace Café Gift Cards

Gift cards are redeemable for chef-inspired food and beverages exclusively from the Terrace Café.

Available for purchase in any denomination over $25. Visit the Terrace Café’s checkout area to pick up a physical gift card. All proceeds support patient care at SickKids.

Gift cards do not expire and there are no fees associated with them. If your gift cards have been lost or stolen, replacement gift cards will not be reissued. This applies to all gift cards purchased by cash or credit card. 

For any questions, please email the Hospitality Manager.

Discover fine coffees, soothing teas and special gifts at Starbucks. A delicious assortment of treats and snacks are available and arrive fresh daily.  

Starting this Oct. 1, Starbucks will be closed during the early morning hours on Saturdays and Sundays. This change is partly due to a Starbucks plan in response to changes in shifting consumer habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Weekday store hours will not be affected; the store will continue to operate on a 24-hour basis from Monday to Friday.

Location: Main Floor, Atrium 
Adjusted Hours: Effective Oct. 1, 2021, this location looks forward to serving its customers:

  • Monday to Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Closed early mornings on Saturdays from midnight to 5:30 a.m. ; re-opens on Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed early mornings on Sundays from midnight to 5:30 a.m. ; re-opens at midnight on Mondays
  • Holiday hours will be adjusted

Contact: 416-977-0855

Jugo Juice stand facing the counter and menu boards

Located in the Atrium, Jugo Juice makes fresh, made-to-order smoothies and tasty wraps. Enjoy one of their 100 per cent fruit smoothies, fresh-pressed juices or energy bars any day of the week. 

Location: Main Floor, Atrium
Modified Hours:  
Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Closed on statutory holidays 
Contact: 416-977-0855

Jugo Juice stand facing the counter and menu boards

Several sushi options looking delicious

Located in the Atrium, U-naru Sushi offers sushi made fresh including signature dynamite rolls and salmon rolls. 

Location: Main Floor, Atrium 
Updated Hours:  
Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Closed on statutory holidays

Several sushi options looking delicious

Classic submarine sandwiches made to order. 

Location: Main Floor, Atrium
Modified Holiday Hours over the Victoria Day long weekend:
Saturday, May 22 –  10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 23 – 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday, May 24 (Victoria Day) – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Regular Hours:
Monday to Friday – 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Located in the Black Wing:

The Black Wing at SickKids features even more food and drink options. Expand the sections below to see details about each shop or restaurant located in the Black Wing, including operating hours and menu features. 

Tim Hortons is a full-service coffee shop offering hot and cold beverages as well as baked goods including donuts, muffins, cookies, bagels and pastries 

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 

Modified Hours:  

Monday to Friday – 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Contact: 416-813-8467

Soup it Up food stall facing the counter and menu board.

soup it UP brings a fashionable high-end style to healthy, low-fat cuisine. A variety of specialty soups, sandwiches, salads and more are available. 

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 

Modified Hours:  

Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Closed on statutory holidays 

Contact: 416-593-2622

Jimmy the Greek fresh food counter and menu board

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 

Modified Hours:  

Monday to Friday – 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – Closed

Meal vouchers

Meal vouchers are pre-paid certificates that can be used at SickKids to purchase food in the Terrace Café, Subway, Jimmy the Greek, soup it UP, Jugo Juice, U-naru Sushi and Tim Hortons.

Visit the Terrace Café to purchase your meal vouchers today! All proceeds support patient care at SickKids.

Anyone can purchase meal vouchers for patients and families or staff members here at SickKids.

Visit the Terrace Café on the Main Floor in the Atrium to purchase meal vouchers. You can also email or call 416-813-8480. Credit card and cash are accepted.

No. They have no expiry date. 

No. You can spend as little or as much as you like in any denomination.

If your meal vouchers have been lost or stolen, replacement vouchers will not be reissued. This applies to all meal vouchers purchased by cash, credit card or cost centre

Eating at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (686 Bay St.)

FreshWest Grill offers burritos and southwest salads made fresh to order. Fast Fresh Foods offers gourmet sandwiches and salads made-to-order, with a variety of meat, cheese and fresh vegetable options. 

Location: Street Level, PGCRL 


Monday to Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday – Closed
Closed on statutory holidays

Bagel Stop glass counter, with bagels and coffee in view

Located at the Bay Street level of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Bagel Stop offers a variety of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches and soups. 

Location: Street Level, PGCRL 


Monday to Friday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday – Closed 
Closed on statutory holidays

Shopping at SickKids

SickKids has lots of places to shop and pick up essential items during your visit to the Hospital. You can find a pharmacy, gift shop, jeweler, optician, specialty foods shop and more throughout the building. 

Below you can read shop descriptions, see their locations and hours of operation.  

Located on Main Street (Main Floor):

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy and prescriptions section

Our Shoppers Drug Mart is a full-service outpatient pharmacy, owned and operated by SickKids, which caters to the needs of patients, families, employees and the general public. Pharmacists are available to answer your health-related questions. For more information, visit the Pharmacy & Prescriptions webpage.

Specialty Food Shop delivers nutritious goods, guidance and medical supplies. Owned and operated by the hospitalthe shop supports the nutritional needs of the SickKids community from coast to coast. Specialty products are available in-store and online:  

  • Energy boosting supplements 
  • Allergen-friendly foods 
  • Gluten- and wheat-free foods 
  • Infant feeding supplies 
  • Infant formulas 
  • Low-protein and metabolic products 
  • Thickening products 

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 


Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Closed on statutory holidays

Contact: 416-813-5294 or 1-800-737-7976 

Manager: 416-813-8074 

Specializing in children’s eyewear, College Optical offers a wide selection of quality eyewear, contact lenses and accessories. All SickKids families and staff receive a 25 per cent discount on regular-priced glasses and sunglasses. 

When you place your contact lens order with College Optical, get free shipping to your home – no minimum order needed! Contact us by phone or email.

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 

Updated Hours:   

Monday to Thursday – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday – Closed 
Closed on statutory holidays 

Phone: 416-
813-7654 ext. 204884

Gems by Jael is a local jewelry store that offers sterling silver jewelry, 14- and 18-karat gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls. 

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing 

Updated Hours:
Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 416-979-2882


Gateway Newstands is open daily and provides toys, candy, snacks, beverages, ice cream, magazines, children’s comic books, greeting cards, gift bags and paper, phone cards, cell phone accessories and OLG lottery products. 

Location: Main Floor, Black Wing

Updated Hours: 
Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 416-599-0003 

The Vendor Tables Program at SickKids has been closed until further notice. 

SickKids manages this Vendor Tables Program, which offers retail space to outside vendors to set ups retail kiosks on our Main Street across from the Specialty Food Shop. Registered vendors pay a rental fee for the space, with proceeds in support of patient care.  

Clothing, home décor, stationery, jewelry and novelty items are just some of the items sold by our vendors.If you are interested in becoming a vendor at SickKids email 

The Children’s Orthotics Clinic provides orthotic services to support or supplement a variety of medical conditions. Learn more about custom-made orthotic devices, including custom foot orthotics and molding helmets on our SickKids Directory. 

Location: Service Level, Lower Level Black Wing 


Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Contact: 416-813-7073

The 5Fifty5 Shop is a gift shop with appeal for all ages. Find toys, games, books, crafts, cards and magazines. The 5Fifty5 Shop is staffed and managed entirely by the Women’s Auxiliary Volunteers, and all proceeds benefit SickKids patients and their families. 

Location: Main Floor, Atrium 

Contact: 416-813-8555

Other catering and retail food services

Terrace Catering

In addition to retail food services, the Department of Commercial Services also provides catering services at the hospital. Learn more about Terrace Catering. 

Vending Machines

There are 24-hour vending machines available for drinks and snacks in the designated area on the 2nd floor in the Atrium. 

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