In our 43 years in business, Paradise has created communities all around the GTA. From Aurora to Brampton to Whitby and everywhere in between, we truly believe that the 905 is a great place to grow and give back. That’s why, for almost as long as we’ve been in business, we’ve been re-investing in those communities to help them thrive. We’ve worked with a great number of charities over the years, but the one closest to our hearts is North York General Hospital. The world-class work they do every day is truly staggering, and being able to help them do it is an incredible privilege.

Both of Paradise’s founding families have long been based in North York, and so we’ve watched North York General go from a suburban hospital to regional health centre that serves over 400,000 people per year. North York now performs world-class patient centered care and innovative new techniques, making it one of the most in-demand treatment facilities in the country.

Ron takes the helm as Chair of the North York General Hospital Foundation’s board of governors, after several years of volunteer work behind the scenes. Ron likes to say that North York has a history as a humble hospital, and we’re thrilled to bring its manyaccomplishments out of the shadows.

North York General has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country – and as the area has changed, it’s also become one of the most diverse. This makes it an ideal teaching hospital, and the first choice among prestigious U of T medical students for residency in certain areas.

North York General also has leading orthopedic and mental health units. In fact, it currently has 70,000 mental health outpatients, one of the highest in the country following CAMH. Finally, their cancer care unit is regarded as one of the country’s best. Using an interdisciplinary team, the comprehensive care offered at North York keeps their surgical wait times the lowest in the province, despite a much higher number of patients. Physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, nurses, medical imaging professionals, case managers, and volunteers come together there to give North York patients the best possible treatment for life.

Our day jobs aren’t in medicine, but we know a great community when we see one – and North York General is exactly that. Changing lives for the better on a daily basis is part of their job description, and so we’re grateful to have them as a mainstay in the quickly growing and changing North York region – and overjoyed to help wherever we can.

For more information on North York General and how you can help, check out their website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook. 

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