The following is a list of resources that you may find useful if you are planning on having a baby in the Greater Toronto areas of Don Valley, Willowdale or Eglington-Lawrence.

Pregnancy Care

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Birthing Unit: 416-480-6995
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

North York General Hospital
Mother and Baby Unit: 416-756-6286
4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON, M2K 1E1

Family Doctors with Obstetrical Practices - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto
Located within the Toronto Birth Centre
525 Dundas Street East, Second Floor
Staff privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Midwifery Care of North Don River Valley
200 Finch Street Westm Unit 109, North York, ON, M2R 3W4
Staff privileges at North York General Hospital

Prenatal Tours

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To book a tour call: 416-480-5368

A one-hour class that includes a tour of the birthing area and the Mother and Baby Unit. This tour is included in preparation for prenatal class series, but available separately for those not enrolled. You can also view a virtual tour of the Women & Babies birthing unit and facility.

North York General Hospital

Tours may be booked online.

A tour of North York General Hospital’s Labour and Delivery area and the Mother and Baby Unit is available to help get you familiar with the facilities and give you some general information about practices. These tours are conducted by hospital volunteers, and are designed for new parents who will not be taking a Labour and Birth Class (tour included), or families delivering their baby for the first time at North York General Hospital. Tours are run Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:15pm to 9pm. They cost $10 per couple.

Prenatal Resources

Toronto Health Connection Line - Toronto Public Health


A line staffed by public health nurses who can provide information about health issues and community services. The line is staffed from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Preparation for Childbirth Classes - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Class Information 416-480-5368

This course prepares first-time parents for their birth and postpartum experience. Classes cover: labour and delivery, comfort measures and coping skills, medications and interventions, cesarean section, breastfeeding, hospital tour, resources, and a class reunion. Weekly evening series of four 3 hour classes costs $175 per couple. The weekend workshop of two 7 hour classes costs $190 per couple. Call for more information and to register.

Labour and Birth Refresher Class - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Class Information 416-480-5368

Refresh your memory about labour and birth. Includes coping techniques, hospital tour and learning how to prepare for your growing family. The class costs $60 per couple. This class is not intended for first-time parents. Call for more information and to register.

Prenatal Classes - North York General Hospital

Class Information

North York General Hospital offers a variety of prenatal classes, providing expectant moms and their partners with an opportunity to learn and prepare for the birth and care of their baby. Classes include: Labour and Birth  — prepares you and your partner for the labour and birthing experience, Caring for You and Your Baby — how to care for your baby during your hospital stay and when returning home, Link to Life Emergency Workshop — prepares you and your partner to deal with child-related medical emergencies, and Diabetes Education Centre — serves women who develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy.

Prenatal Program - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 

Toronto Public Health offers a free online prenatal program - Welcome to Parenting. If you are expecting a baby and live in Toronto then you are eligible. Through this 29 interactive online class series you'll learn all about having a healthy pregnancy, basic labour and birth, infant feeding and becoming a parent. This unique program also offers experts in prenatal education, child development and  parenting to answer your questions and an online forum were you may connect with other families in Toronto.

Prenatal Programs For At-Risk Women - Toronto Public Health


Toronto Public Health offers specialized programs for a number of at-risk groups of women in the Toronto area. These groups include women at-risk of having a low birth weight baby, women in their teens or early twenties, women who are new to Canada, and women facing challenging life situations such as hunger and poverty. Programs are offered at several sites throughout Toronto. Call the Health Connection Line for more information.

Baby Care Workshop - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Class Information 416-480-5368

Learn how to care for and cope with a newborn. Besides tips on bathing, diapering and soothing, this 3-5 hour workshop covers baby equipment, when to call the doctor, and parenting styles. The cost is $50 per couple. Call for more information and to register.

Breastfeeding Program - North York General Hospital

Program Information 416-756-6410

Breastfeeding classes are held at NYGH from Mon-Fri 9-10am. Everyone welcome. Located at the Mother Baby Unit Patient lounge. Lactation consultants are available to assist staff and mothers with complex breastfeeding issues. They are also actively involved in developing breastfeeding resource information, policies and in providing staff education.Call or visit website for breastfeeding resources and for more information.

Big Kids Class - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Class Information 416-480-5368

This class helps your children prepare for the new baby. The class runs for 2 hours on Saturday mornings. A brief tour is included. The cost is $35 for the first child and $15 per additional child. Call for more information and to register.

Infant Emergency Workshop - Sunnybrook Health Sciences

Class Information 416-480-5368

A three-hour basic first-aid course with an overview of infant CPR for parents and care givers of infants. Call for more information and to register.

Postpartum Resources

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children - Toronto Public Health Unit

Program Information 416-338-7600

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program is a confidential and voluntary home visiting program for families who are pregnant or have children up to age six. Through this program a Public Health Nurse can link you to a broad range of programs and services. For more information and to book a home visit call the Toronto Health Connection Line.

Breastfeeding Clinic - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Clinic Information 416-480-5900

The clinic provides breastfeeding counselling, education and care plans for women whose health care providers are at Sunnybrook. Support includes daily breastfeeding classes taught by the nurses and lactation consultants, a 24-hour telephone helpline and a 7-day-a-week appointment schedule. The lactation consultants work individually with each family to develop a plan of care, while more complex cases are referred to the nurse practitioner or physician. Call for more information and to book an appointment.

Follow-Up Clinic - North York General Hospital

Clinic Information 416-633-9420, ext. 6046

Via an ongoing collaborative partnership with Toronto Public Health, North York General Hospital offers the Mother and Baby Follow-Up Clinic. This clinic supports the feeding of babies residing across the Greater Toronto Area, by providing families with access to an interprofessional health care team trained to provide the following services: Prenatal breastfeeding consults, Postnatal breastfeeding consults, Jaundice management (up to 14 days of life), and Weight management (up to 14 days of life). The clinic runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, seven days a week, Monday to Monday. Visit website or call to register.

Breastfeeding Support - Toronto Public Health

Program Information 416-338-7600

By calling the Toronto Health Connection Line you can receive support over the phone regarding your breastfeedingm  questions and concerns. If you wish, you may book a home visit with a Public Health Nurse for further breastfeeding support.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Search for a Centre Near You

EarlyON Centres are a place for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together. They bring together in one location information about children's services and programs in the community. If you have questions about your child's development, or want to know how to get information or services for your child aged 0-6 in your area contact your local centre.

Additional Resources

Distress Line 416-408-4357

Provides confidential 24 hour emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to persons in distress. There is access to a confidential interpreter for 151 languages.