Hospital Row

Middle Intersection: University Avenue and Gerrard Street

Hospital Row - Every day, thousands of technicians, researchers, and biomedical entrepreneurs go to work in the few large city blocks between the University of Toronto and Toronto’s Financial District on Bay Street.

Many Torontonians refer to this area as Hospital Row, a name derived from the five hospitals lining University Avenue, the ten-lane avenue that bisects the neighbourhood.

Most people consider Hospital Row boundaries to be College Street and the MaRS at the north end of University Avenue and Dundas Street.

Nowadays, area street signs dub it The Discovery District.

The City of Toronto’s new official name recognizes that the neighbourhood is also Canada’s largest research hub and one of the ten largest biomedical clusters in the world.

This aging urban hospital cluster has transformed into a place where 20,000 people are involved in research to treat disease and improve health.

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