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Montgomery Sisam celebrates the grand opening of Ronald McDonald House Toronto

The new Ronald McDonald House Toronto has recently opened its doors to families. Supported entirely through fund-raising and volunteers, Ronald McDonald House Toronto provides a home away from home for children and their families who must travel to Toronto to undergo medical treatment for serious illness.

As the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, the 81 suite house offers 3 times more accommodation than its predecessor.  The program includes 66 single-room family suites, 15 two-bedroom family suites, a house manager’s suite, communal areas including living, kitchen and dining areas and administration and support spaces. Innovative changes to the design of these spaces respond to the lessons learned from the old house and transforms the experience of living in the House.

“I cannot believe the amount of thought put into every detail, and it's above and beyond anything I could've ever imagined. With happy tears in my eyes, I wish all families that have a chance to stay here best of luck ... It's absolutely breathtaking! Wow. Thank you so much!!" - Laura Emeny-Porter, one of the first guests of the new home.

The building has been designed as a sanctuary that is the antithesis of the hospital. It is a house, in a garden, in the city, whose arms reach around and embrace you. It is a calm and welcoming place where you can look outside from any place in the building and know where you are, the time of day and the weather. It is a place where you can look across the garden to the floors above and see people walking to their rooms and know that you are not alone, but with others who are experiencing the same things you are.


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