Women's College Hospital - Health Care for Women, Revolutionized

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Women's College Hospital History

For more than 100 years, Women’s College Hospital has been developing revolutionary advances in healthcare. Our history began in 1883 with the founding of Woman's Medical College. In 1911, we opened the doors of our modest, seven-bed facility on Seaton Street, marking the beginning of a hospital run for women, by women, and reaffirming the tireless work of our pioneers who sought something almost unheard of at the time – a place where female physicians could practice medicine.

Today, we are building on the rich legacy of our courageous founders – women who refused to accept the status quo and who broke down barriers and pushed the boundaries in the pursuit of equity and excellence.

To read more of our history click here, or read about our milestones over the last 100 years.


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Directory - Floor Listings
The directory is your floor by floor guide to the Women's College Hospital building.
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Patient Handbook
Welcome to Women's College Hospital.
This handbook is designed to make your visit to Women’s College an easy and pleasant experience.

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  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)