We are absolutely blown away by the support of community members who joined the Frontline Workers Appreciation Salute, coordinated by Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt, and Dr. Lisa Salamon, Emergency Physician, SHN and Chair District 11, Ontario Medical Association, on April 17.

Along with our partners at Toronto Police, Toronto Fire, and Toronto Paramedic services, approximately 300 of you (including Centennial College and Toronto Zoo) made thank-you signs and drove your vehicles around our Birchmount hospital in appreciation of Scarborough’s frontline health care workers. We are truly humbled by this incredible show of support.

You brought our teams brightness and joy during this vulnerable time and we are deeply grateful. Thank you for taking the time to put smiles on our faces last week. We invite you to check out photos from the parade on our Facebook page.

On the heels of Friday’s parade, we were also honoured to be recognized by Toronto Police, Toronto Fire, and Toronto Paramedic services as part of the Night to Salute Hospitals Across the City on April 19. Staff and physicians at our Birchmount, Centenary, and General hospitals were encouraged and uplifted by their presence, and we are equally thankful to these frontline responders for protect and serving our community each and every day.

It is our privilege to care for you, Scarborough. Stay well!