Michael Garron Hospital invites community to sign final structural beam before it’s installed on top of new Patient Care Centre

In late August, Michel Garron Hospital’s (MGH) final structural beam will be lifted into place on top of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre, a project which the hospital broke ground on in April 2018. The final beam will be installed within the mechanical penthouse located on the roof of the new Centre. MGH has partnered with The Aboriginal Healing Program community to symbolically name the beam the Unity Beam. 

This is a significant milestone for MGH’s redevelopment project as it signals the completion of the building's steel structure and gives the hospital the green light to continue forward with the project’s interior works.

To celebrate this important milestone MGH would like to invite members of the community to sign the Unity Beam before it is lifted into place.

Signing the beam will declare one's support for the organization and the care it provides to the East Toronto community and solidify one's place in the legacy and history of Michael Garron Hospital moving forward.

The beam will be placed in a publicly accessible location adjacent to the K-wing Entrance at 650 Sammon Avenue. Signatures can be added August 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Participants are reminded to please adhere to social distancing requirements and wear a mask within six feet of others.

In addition to staff and community signatures, the beam will be painted by Elder Little Brown Bear and members of the Aboriginal Community and adorned with art created as part of the community artivism event in June. Having this artwork permanently applied to the beam will ensure the community’s positive energy and voice is brought into the structure and the building continues to be a place of healing, care and inclusivity for generations to come.

Media interviews with Sarah Downey, President and CEO at Michael Garron Hospital will be available at the beam signing:

  • Date: August 24, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: K-wing Entrance (650 Sammon Avenue)

Media Contact:
Hannah Ward
Communications Coordinator, Redevelopment
Email: @email
Phone: (416) 564-9173

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