Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us at

Q: When I shop at Sunnybrook Gift Shops, in person or online, does the money I spend help the hospital?

A: Absolutely! Proceeds from both Sunnybrook Gift Shops and our online shop help benefit patient care and comfort at both our Bayview and Holland Centre campuses. Just some of the activities include: Providing personal care kits for the emergency department, baby bereavement kits for the birthing unit, Chemo carry bags for cancer patients, and much more. We also recently provided $250,000 in funding for the Staxi program, an initiative to replace all of the Staxi wheelchairs in the hospital.

Q: Do you deliver to patients within the hospital?

A: Yes we do – both at our Bayview Campus (2075 Bayview Avenue), and the Holland Centre on Wellesley Street. Please include the patient's name and location in the space provided at checkout. 

Please note the following areas are only permitted gifts and toys. Flowers or plants can not be delivered:

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit  (CVICU) M2
Critical Care Unit (CrCU) M2
General Medical Unit/High Intensity Unit B4 (rooms 25 & 26)
Gilbert Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) C3
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) D4 (ICU only) & B5
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) M4
Oncology Units D6, C6 and C2
Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC) D7
Holland SCU 3rd Floor Holland SCU 3rd Floor

Please note that this list may change at any time. Gift Shop staff will contact you in the event that a unit is no longer able to accept certain items.


Q: Do you ship to Canada, the United States, or internationally?

A: At this time, our e-shop is set up to ship within Canada. However, we have shipped orders as close as the United States, and as far away as Australia! If you would like shipment to other countries, please contact us directly at 416-480-4983.

Q: If I make a purchase, is it a final sale?

A: We offer a return on merchandise if you notify us by email at within 24 hours of receipt of the product. When you notify us, we will give you a return authorization number. This number must be included with the returned item, or no refund will be given. All shipping charges and any other associated fees are the responsibility of the buyer. There is no refund or exchange on: Stamps, Books, Magazines, Flowers, Food Items, Underwear, Pierced Earrings, Reading Glasses, Slippers off the card, or Seasonal Merchandise.

Q: Which payment methods to you accept?

A: We are currently set up to accept secure Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit or debit transactions.

Q: Is it safe and secure to place an order on your website?

A: Yes. When you place an order online, it is processed securely through Bambora.  Here are some of the ways that your information is kept secure:

  • They use industry-leading encryption and fraud prevention tools
  • Your financial information is not shared with the merchant (us)
  • You receive a confirmation email when you make a payment 

Q: I am new at placing orders online. Do you have step-by-step instructions?

A: The following is a step-by-step checklist for placing online orders on our website. As a reminder, the Pay Now button must be clicked to completely process the transaction with payment.

  1. Add your desired items to your cart. When you are ready to check out, click on the shopping cart icon on the top right of the screen.
  2. If the items are to be delivered to a patient in the hospital, fill out the Patient Name and Location in the comment box. You will still be asked during checkout to fill out your address; don't worry, if you have entered a patient name we will deliver your order to the patient, not ship it to you.
  3. If you would like to have a card written, type your desired message in the comment box. Or, if you are sponsoring a ceiling tile, type your name and dedication message in this box.
  4. If you would like the items to be wrapped, check the box that says: "For $2.50 please wrap the products in this order."
  5. Click Proceed to Checkout.
  6. Fill out your credit card number and billing information. Make sure you fill out your CVC number - this is the three-digit number in the signature area on the back of your card.
  7. Then click Continue.
  8.  and you will receive a payment confirmation email.

Q: Why do you ship via Canada Post?

A: Canada Post is our most economical shipping method.

Q: If I order today, when will the patient receive my gift?

A: If your order is placed before 1 pm, it will be delivered to a patient in the hospital on the same day.  Any orders placed after 1pm may be delivered the following business day.

Please see our Contact Page for each shop's hours of operation.

Q: Do you deliver to employees at Sunnybrook?

A: Yes we do – both at our Bayview Campus (2075 Bayview Avenue), and the Holland Centre on Wellesley Street. In order for us to deliver to the employee, please include the employee's name and location in the space provided at checkout. Please indicate that the person you are sending a gift to is an employee at Sunnybrook.

Please note: There are certain areas of the hospital where only gifts and toys are permitted. Flowers or plants cannot be delivered to these locations.  Please refer to the chart above under the question "Do you deliver to patients within the hospital?"

Q: Do you deliver to St. John's or the CNIB?

A: For deliveries to St. John's, please call them first (416-226-6780) and ask to speak with their Gift Shop.

We can deliver to both spaces, but not same-day. Deliveries to St John's or CNIB may take more than one business day as we have to make special arrangements for their dropoff/pickup.

Q: What are the hours of your stores?

A: Our online shop is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  Please see our Contact Page for all details regarding our brick-and-mortar stores.

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