Michael Garron Hospital (Formerly Toronto East General) – Toronto, ON

On Monday, November 15, 2022, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) officially opened three new Smilezones within its Family Birthing Centre (FBC). Generously donated by the Slaight Family Foundation, theses bright, fun Smilezones includes a new family kitchen, seating areas, murals, sensory equipment and tablet stations to help improve the experience for children and families when they visit the hospital.


Smilezone has transformed the Centre’s hallways, kitchen and lounge spaces into new beautifully decorated areas where families can be together and feel relaxed. Smilezone features outdoor-themed wall murals with sensory equipment and kid-friendly technology to help children feel at ease during what can sometimes be a stressful experience


“Smilezone Foundation is honored to be part of this exciting renovation at Michael Garron Hospital. We are delighted with the newly transformed spaces in the Family Birthing Centre, knowing they will give children, mothers and families a reason to smile during their hospital visits,” says Scott Bachly, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Smilezone Foundation. “A huge thank you the Slaight Family Foundation, whom we are gratefully recognizing today for their support with this project.”


“We are so grateful to Smilezone and the Slaight Family Foundation for ensuring that the families we serve have a wonderful experience at Michael Garron Hospital from the very beginning. We are pleased to welcome Smilezone into our donor family and thank the Slaight Family Foundation for choosing to invest in the Heart of the East,” says Mitze Mourinho, President and CEO of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.

Specific Features in the Smilezone Transformation Include:

  • Fresh Paint
  • Colourful murals
  • iPad stations
  • Family Dining Kitchen and comfortable seating
  • Therapeutic Sensory Items
  • and more!
Thank you to the Slaight Family Foundation for generously supporting the Smilezones at Michael Garron Hospital!

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Dr. Jennifer Cram Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Director of the Maternal Newborn Child program