Orlando Corporation donates $75 million to SHN and University of Toronto projects

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TORONTO — Orlando Corporation, Canada’s largest private industrial real estate developer, recently donated $50 million to Scarborough Health Network‘s (SHN) Birchmount Hospital and $25 million to the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH), for a total of $75 million.

The $50 million donation is the largest in SHN’s history and helps Love, Scarborough campaign, which aims to address health inequities and close the gap between “SHN’s world-class care and its aging hospital facilities,” a statement said.

The donation will help redevelop Birchmount Hospital, including the creation of the Orlando Corporation Emergency Department, the statement added. He will also remove barriers to mental health care by creating the Orlando Corporation Mental Health Center of Excellence.

The Birchmount Hospital expansion is the largest redevelopment in the history of the SHN and will include a new patient care tower. The emergency department will be part of SHN’s no-wait emergency department, placing a doctor at the front of the house. It will more than double the number of beds and ensure rapid access to emergency care.

The Ontario government has committed $1.2 billion to support the redevelopment.

Orlando Corporation’s $25 million gift to the University of Toronto will support the construction of a new building at the University of Toronto at Scarborough that will have the facilities needed to Scarborough Academyadvanced health training programs. A health sciences hub of this size and quality will provide economic stimulus and professional jobs in the region, the statement said.

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