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Infrastructure Renewal

Awards and recognition

Year Award


Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare – Green Hospital of the Year

  • St Michael’s Hospital was awarded the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care Green Hospital of the Year award for both 2016 and 2017, outranking 54 other organizations.
  • We were recognized for this award for our excellence in waste, energy and water conservation.
  • St Michael’s Hospital has initiated many environmentally friendly programs and policies, including a water management group and a comprehensive recycling program. We were able to recycle 100 per cent of batteries, 100 per cent of light bulbs, and 60 per cent of ink cartridges and scrap metal.


Toronto Bike Award – Bicycle Friendly Business Award

  • Awarded to St. Michael's Hospital for making Toronto a better bike city


BMJ Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • St. Michael's Hospital was recognized for their efforts to save energy, recycle waste and reduce water consumption by the British Medical Journal.


Greening Health Care – 5 per cent club

  • This award is given to hospitals for reducing their total energy by at least 5 per cent.


Recycling Council of Ontario’s Waste Minimization award for communication

  • The council recognizes organizations annually for recycling and waste reduction. The award recognizes organizations that have successfully communicated its recycling or waste diversion message to residents, communities, employees, members and other stakeholders.


OHA Overall Leadership Award in greening

  • The hospital was recognized at the Ontario Health Assocation HealthAchieve 2008 with a green award for its leadership and commitment to greening health care. Each year, the OHA recognizes health care organizations that lead in reducing health care’s environmental impact.


Environmental Leadership – pilot water saving program

  • St. Michael's Hospital was recognized by the Toronto WaterSaver program for reducing hospital water use by 200,000 litres per day.