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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

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Care system  Medicare
Emergency department  No
Phone  +1 416-597-3422
Founded  1998
Hospital type  Specialist
Speciality  Rehabilitation
Province  Ontario
Affiliated university  University of Toronto
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Location  Downtown Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website  http://www.uhn.ca/TorontoRehab
Address  550 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2A2, Canada

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, simply known as Toronto Rehab, is the largest rehabilitation hospital in Canada. Owned and operated by the University Health Network, Toronto Rehab provides patients with rehabilitation care, helping people rebuild their lives and achieve individualized goals. It is composed of five sites across Downtown Toronto, which are: Bickle Centre (130 Dunn Avenue), Lakeside Centre (150 Dunn Avenue), Lyndhurst Centre (520 Sutherland Drive), Rumsey Centre (345 and 347 Rumsey Road), and University Centre (550 University Avenue).


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In 2011, Toronto Rehab opened The iDAPT Centre Rehabilitation Research, where technologies and treatments to enhance the lives of people who are aging, ill or injured are tested in simulated environments.

On July 1, 2011, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute became a part of the University Health Network.

By a Special Act of Legislation, on November 2, 1998, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute was created with the amalgamation of three hospitals. These were:

  • Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto
  • Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Centre
  • Toronto Rehabilitation Centre
  • Lyndhurst began in 1945 as Lyndhurst Lodge to deal with returning Canadian veterans with spinal injuries from World War II. The institution was named after the street of first site on Lyndhurst Avenue in Toronto and led by Dr. Albin T. Jousse. In 1950 it was acquired by the Canadian Paraplegic Association and by 1974 it moved to the current and larger location. In 1998 it merged with several other rehabilitation instituttions to form TRI.

    Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto was formed in 1997 with the merger of two other hospitals, Queen Elizabeth and Hillcrest Hospitals. The Queen Elizabeth was established in 1874 as a chronic care and long term health care facility. In the 1930s services added included physiotherapy and occupational therapy. By the 1970s it became a dedicated rehabilitation institution. Hillcrest Hospital opened in 1886 as long-term care and evolved into a rehab institution the 1970s. It specializes in care for stroke, cardiac and amputees patients needing rehabilitation needs.

    Toronto Rehabilitation Centre was created in 1922 to deal with long term health care needs of Canadian veterans of World War I.


    Programs currently offered at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute include:

  • Brain and spinal cord rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation
  • Complex continuing care
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Long term care
  • References

    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Wikipedia