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New logo for MGH’s 88th bday —but old name still much in use

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts, Ward 29's Mary Fragedakis, MGH CEO Sarah Downey and MGH Foundation president Mitze Mourinho with celebratory cake bearing new logo at 88th birthday party. -KEVIN HOLM for MGH

Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts, Ward 29’s Mary Fragedakis, MGH CEO Sarah Downey and MGH Foundation president Mitze Mourinho with celebratory cake bearing new logo at 88th birthday party. -KEVIN HOLM for MGH

People don’t move so quickly when they’re 88 years-old —and apparently neither does a hospital.

Even as the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital) celebrated its 88th birthday on January 12 and unveiled a new logo as part of its “new era,” some vestiges of the old name were still very much in evidence.

More than 13 months after its name change, main sign at over Coxwell Ave. entrance still has TEGH logo & name. -STAFF

More than 13 months after its name change, main sign at Coxwell Ave. entrance still has TEGH logo & name. -STAFF

Politicians, hospital officials, staff and volunteers are all excited about the future at MGH as it begins construction of a major expansion and upgrade.

Screen capture of Jan. 12 congratulatory tweet from MGH dept. still using TEGH logo as profile pic.

Screen capture of Jan. 12 congratulatory tweet
from MGH dept. still using TEGH logo as profile pic.

But nearly 14 months after the hospital announced it was changing its name to honour a donation of $50 million from the parents of the boy whose name it now bears, some signs and other public faces of the institution still cling to the more familiar TEGH moniker.

-Gary Webb-Proctor

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