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About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

"When my son has an appointment, his sibling is excited to come along because he knows he can go to the playroom to relax and have fun. My husband and I also get the opportunity to have an uninterrupted conversation with my son's health-care team. The boys always ask me if I need to go to the Resource Centre at Holland Bloorview so they can spend time in the playroom without me. Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House and Holland Bloorview for making our time in the playroom so fun and enjoyable." Sandy Steplock, Mother of Matheson and Zachary

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital. Our vision is to create a world of possibility for kids with disability. We pioneer treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. Holland Bloorview serves about 7,000 children each year, with about 600 inpatient admissions and 58,000 outpatient visits. Holland Bloorview is a world-class teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. We train future healthcare specialists in the field of childhood disability. The Bloorview Research Institute is located onsite, allowing us to integrate cutting-edge research and teaching with frontline care to improve children’s quality of life.

“I think having a supervised playroom for outpatients and their siblings is an amazing idea. Times when clinics run behind schedule, parents end up with bored, frustrated kids. It’s very convenient and a huge stress reducer to drop my children off at the playroom while consulting with the doctors and therapists.” Joanne McQuinn, Mother of Amanda

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8 Tel: 416-425-6220 ext. 3438 Toll-Free: 800-363-2440 Fax: 416-422-7037 E-mail:


Ronald McDonald Playroom

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Why a playroom?


The Ronald McDonald playroom is a supervised ‘fun zone’ for children to play and relax.

Kate Lynch BA, Child Life Diploma. Ronald McDonald Playroom (Room 1E 130) Family Resource Centre Phone: 416-425-6220 ext. 3438 Email:

It provides families with: • A supervised place to leave their children while they consult privately with doctors and therapists. • A chance to participate in appointments with children while other siblings play. • Time to access information in the Family Resource Centre.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Who can access the playroom?

Hours of operation:

This service is offered to:

Monday - Friday

• clients visiting Holland Bloorview for a clinic, doctor’s appointment or consultation • siblings of these clients

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 – 4:30 p.m.

AGE: Two and a half years and up.

Parents are given a pager to notify them if they are needed in the playroom. Visits are limited to a maximum of two hours when the playroom is busy. This is a drop-in service, but caregivers can call or e-mail ahead of time to book a spot for their child. The Playroom offers developmentally and age appropriate activities, including: • a ball pool • Nintendo fun centre • arts and crafts • games and puzzles • music and instruments • bean bag chairs • sensory sand table • play kitchen • train table • book corner library • movies

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Ronald McDonald House Charities in making our playroom a reality for the clients and families at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Ronald McDonald Playroom at Holland Bloorview  

The Ronald McDonald playroom is a supervised‘fun zone’ for children to play and relax.It provides families with:• A supervised place to leav...