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The mission of Ronald McDonald House Toronto is to provide a "home away from home" for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. The average length of stay for families at Ronald McDonald House is 38 days but can be as long as a year. As outpatient care increases, more ill children seeking medical attention in Toronto reside in the House with their families, which may include siblings.
The new Ronald McDonald House will have 96 bedrooms serving 81 families, making it the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. The program includes 66 single-room family suites, 15 two-bedroom family suites, a house manager's suite, communal areas including living, kitchen and dining areas, a small school and administration and support spaces.
Notwithstanding the special needs of the children, the new House is designed to encourage a sense of normalcy for the children and their families and to provide an environment where “kids can be kids” to the fullest extent possible.