We are a non-profit long-term care home with 350 residents.
We are a place where residents feel comfortable,
independent and part of our community.
We are a non-profit screening clinic, providing endoscopy
and colonoscopy screening procedures.
We are dedicated to improving access for patients requiring screening services.
We are a non-profit ambulatory vision care centre,
providing surgical procedures, clinical vision care,
education and research. We are affiliated
with University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.
We are a non-profit Eye Bank. We collect,
process and distribute donated human eyes
and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
We are a non-profit community care program,
providing on-sight and in-home services
for older adults and adults living with disabilities.
Our goal is to enhance social, intellectual and physical well-being.
We are a non-profit 10-bed residential hospice,
providing 24-hour comfort and care to adults
with life-limiting illness, and their families.
The Eye Bank of Canada (Ontario division) started in 1955 as a joint venture between the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, the Canadian National Institute forthe Blind (CNIB), and The University of Toronto. That same year, The Eye Bank received its first pair of donated eyes, retrieved by Dr. John Piper, from Stratford General Hospital. The eyes were accepted and processed by Mrs. Anne Wolf, The Eye Bank's first administrator. Dr. Hugh Ormsby performed two surgeries with the donated corneas and restored the sight of two soldiers blinded by chemical warfare in World War I.
The Eye Bank’s work was clearly instrumental in not only the acceptance of eye donations, but also paved the way for organ donation. Since we opened in 1955, there have been over 100,000 eyes donated from over 50,000 donors. Over 35,000 people have had their vision restored through corneal transplants.
The work completed by The Eye Bank could not be possible without the support from the following organizations:
Lions Clubs across Ontario
Independent Order of Odd Fellows&Rebekahs: Memorial Research Committee
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
We also acknowledge the generosity of individuals who have donated to The Eye Bank.