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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 buildings on the SickKids campus, like the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL), also have food options. 

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. 

Quick links

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 

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 (main hospital campus at 555 University Ave.)

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 (Weekends, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.): 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

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.  


Location: Main Floor, Atrium 

Hours:  
Open seven days a week (including holidays): 5:30 a.m. to midnight 

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 (closed on April 15 for Good Friday, open regular hours on Easter Monday)

Several sushi options looking delicious

Classic submarine sandwiches made to order. 

Location: Main Floor, Atrium

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 

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 

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 6:30 p.m.

Sunday – Closed
Closed on statutory holidays 

Meal vouchers

Meal vouchers are pre-paid certificates that can be used at SickKids to make purchases at select retail food partners: 

  • Terrace Café, Jugo Juice, U-naru Sushi and Subway in the Atrium Food Court 
  • Jimmy the Greek, soup it UP and Tim Hortons in the Black Wing Food Court 
  • The Bagel Stop, FreshWest Grill and Fast Fresh Foods at the PGCRL (street-level)

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 bruna.andreacchi@sickkids.ca 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.)

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 

Hours:  

Monday to Friday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday – Closed 
Closed on statutory holidays

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 

Hours:  

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

Where to eat off-campus

View the map below of grocery stores and restaurants within short walking distance of the SickKids campus.

Please note, SickKids does not endorse any establishment or service and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the details within the map. Contact the establishments directly with any questions and for the most up-to-date hours of operation.

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.

College Optical storefront along the hospital hallway.

College Optical

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 

Contact:
Phone: 416-
813-7654 ext. 204884
Email: contactus@collegeopticians.com

Jewelry at Gems by Jael, jewelry shop at SickKids

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

Hours:
Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 

Contact: 416-979-2882

Email: info@gemsbyjael.com

Gateway Newstand storefront located on the main floor of the hospital.

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 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 

Hours: 

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

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 vendor.tables@sickkids.ca. 

Specialty Food Shop

Specialty Food Shop offers 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 

Modified Hours:  

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 


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 Black Wing Food Court and the designated area on the 2nd floor in the Atrium. 

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