Medical Travel Bringing You to Toronto? Here’s Your Low-Down on the Neighbourhoods Around the City’s Major Hospitals.
When a medical procedure in your family uproots you from your home to the city, we understand the anxiety it can cause you.
At Obasa / Six Three, we believe staying close to your loved ones by booking a short term rental close to the hospital is one of the best ways to help reduce the stress. That’s why our experts always do their part to make sure that can happen.
But when you check-in to your short term rental, we still want to help you and your loved ones relax during the uncertainty, so here’s your breakdown of things to do in the area around Toronto’s major hospitals.
Toronto General Hospital & Mount Sinai Hospital
Dining: Donatello Restaurant
For an elegant yet quaint dining atmosphere full of delicious savory Italian dishes, Donatello Restaurant is our choice for medical travelers looking for that perfect late-night meal near Toronto’s Discovery District.
In the summer, enjoy their front terrace or rooftop patio.
Cafés: Gallery Grill
Our choice for a great place to grab Sunday brunch has to go to Gallery Grill. In addition to the unique setting of the University of Toronto’s Hart House, every meal is delicately crafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Make sure to check out the Hart House Viols on display in the lounge — if you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to hear them get played!
For accommodation right where the action happens, you can book your stay at the immaculate Hamilton.
Being in the heart of Queen City, booking your short term rental here means you don’t ever need to worry about parking. You’re right next door to shopping, dinning, live theatre, art galleries, and more! You’ll even get access to the building’s in-house fitness centre, party room, and hot tub — all while enjoying an impressive view over the city of Regina.
Entertainment: Royal Ontario Museum
From dinosaurs to ancient Egyotian pharaohs, the ROM is an excellent choice for an outing that’s both fun and educational for the whole family. With a collection spanning hundreds of millions of years, you’ll find plenty to explore.
Shopping: Kensington Market
This bohemian market has everything you need from eclectic gifts at its vintage boutiques to farm fresh groceries at the farmer’s market. You’ll find a wide range of shops across all price ranges.
Whether looking to shop somewhere trendy or international these shops have you covered.
Toronto Western Hospital
Dining: The Burgenator
Grab some burgers and fries made to perfection and topped with your heart’s desire at this low-key burger joint on Augusta Avenue between Oxford and Nassau. You’ll find options for your whole family including vegan and gluten free.
Cafés: The Arch Café
This local coffee house makes for a great place to relax over a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee. Not to mention the Middle Eastern inspired delicacies you can grab for breakfast or brunch.
The Arch Café is our choice for the coziest place to start your day.
Parks: Trinity Bellwoods Park
From ice skating in the Winter to picnics in the Summer this park has you covered. Whether walking the dog, or going for a jog, it’s great retreat for fresh air just around the corner from Toronto Western
Entertainment: Art Gallery of Ontario
Ontario’s premiere destination for Fine Arts, at the AGO you’ll come across everything from the Group of Seven to Andy Warhol. This historic building’s walls are brimming with art from all corners of the world and time.
A must-stop for anyone traveling to the city, Toronto’s Chinatown contains a myriad of little shops and street stalls where you’ll find some of the best deals in the city. Clothing, Exotic Groceries, interesting mementos — you’ll find all that and more as you navigate the many stores in the area.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Dining: Skyline Restaurant
This retro diner truly has some good eatin’! With a menu filled by your classic diner favourites, they’ll satisfy even the pickiest eaters in your family. Just make sure to save room for their amazing desserts. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did.
Cafés: Cherry Bomb Café
Located one block away from the Hospital, this café is a great place for that quick coffee fix to start your day. Their beans are carefully roasted, making for some of the tastiest brewed coffee the city has to offer. And with mouth-watering baked goods made daily, it’s a great place for that quick bite too.
Parks: High Park
The largest urban park in the city, High Park is perhaps your best bet for a natural escape when life brings you to the city. If you’re coming to the city in late April or early May, head to the Hillside Gardens section of the park to catch the beautiful cherry blossoms sprouting their flowers.
Entertainment: High Park Zoo
Many in Torontonians aren’t even aware High Park has a Zoo. A quaint one, we’ll admit, but still worth the hike through the park to see as it contains many unique animals such as bison, llamas, peacocks, and more!
We’ll also note there is no admission fee to enter the park, however parking may be a challenge.
Shopping: Queen Street
Simply walk down the road to Queen for streets lined with lots of great shops to explore that really capture the spirit of the city. From Antique stores, to clothing stores, and everything in between you’ll never know what you’ll stumble upon exploring this beautiful part of the city.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dining: Lotus Restaurant
This hidden gem on Avenue Road is serving-up some of the tastiest dishes of India. The fine mosaic of spices weaved into their authentic savoury cuisine makes for a great escape to the east when you’re tied to the city.
Cafés: Himalayan Coffee House
Lovers of latte art rejoice because the baristas at this quaint café are quite the virtuosos — not to mention, their pastries and quick bites! This coffeehouse is a cozy and comfortable place to hang out and catch your breath before starting a long day.
Parks: Sunnybrook Park
This massive park sprawls behind the hospital throughout the ravines snaking through the neighbourhood. From quiet paths along the water, to massive sports fields There’s plenty of space to stretch your legs in.
And don’t forget to bring Fido, as the dog park here is something special, even including a separate section reserved for small dogs only!
Shopping: Young-Eglinton Centre
This mall located, as the name suggests, at the corner of Young and Eglinton packs a whole lot of punch in a tiny footprint. Among its multiple stories, you’ll find all your favourite stores and brands like Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Reitman’s, and more!
Entertainment: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton
Also located at Young Eglinton, you’ll find this modern cinema playing the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Complete with an Arcade, Comfortable Reclinable Seating, Dolby Atmos, and Real D 3D, but also an exclusive VIP theatre where you can get food brought right to your seat!
When a medical emergency brings you to the city, you can’t often be too picky as to where you find accommodation.
But when you book your short term rental through Obasa / Six Three Suites, our experts will help you find the perfect fully furnished short term rental in Toronto for whatever your needs are.
Get in Touch with our team and let us help you find a comfortable place close to the hospital so you can relax while staying close to the people you love.