Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto keeps families with a seriously ill child together and close to the care they need.

Our House accommodates 81 families and is located at 240 McCaul Street in downtown Toronto, just minutes from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While the actual cost to RMHC Toronto to accommodate one family is $183 per night, donations mean families are asked to contribute just $15 a night. A family is defined as up to two adults and their children.

Families wishing to stay at the House must be referred by a hospital social worker and complete an application form.

Families are added to the wait list the day they require a room. We are happy to accept post-dated referrals and applications. However, we receive referrals daily and can never really know what the day will bring. Families are placed in priority sequence first by inpatient, then by outpatient care, then by clinic visit. We then prioritize by distance, with families living furthest away being the highest priority. The priority list may change daily as new families are referred to the House or children are discharged from the hospital.

Children receiving medical treatment for a life-threatening or serious illness at SickKids or another local hospital are eligible to stay at the House.

Families who stay with us must live at least 55 km away from the House.