Friday, January 12, 2018

CAMH's $100m anonymous donation comes with no strings attached

What I find interesting, though, is the anonymous part. Compare that with the $50 million donation a couple of years ago to Toronto East General Hospital by the Garron family, which required the renaming of the entire hospital (it is now officially known as the Michael Garron Hospital, even if everyone still calls it East General in practice).
Obviously, $50 million is not to be sniffed at, and the hospital would almost certainly have painted it with pink polka dots to land that kind of money. But, I can't help but look on it as distinctly declassé to insist on renaming a long-established and well-loved 85-year old hospital

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