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Working together for the future of healthcare in our community

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Toronto Metropolitan University; Dr. Frank Martino, president and CEO, William Osler Health System; and Patrick Brown, mayor of Brampton

Dear community members,

When partners unite behind a common vision, great things happen. We are excited to share how different organizations are working together to transform healthcare in a way that will positively impact communities in the City of Brampton and surrounding areas for generations.

In September 2025, the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) School of Medicine will open its doors at 150 Central Park Drive in Brampton – the first new medical school in the GTA in more than 100 years. With William Osler Health System (Osler) as the primary clinical partner and strong support from the City of Brampton, the TMU School of Medicine will train a diverse and inclusive team of future physicians, who not only understand the unique healthcare needs of Brampton and its surrounding communities, but also want to practice medicine where they live and learn.

Together with partners and supporters, including links with Trillium Health Partners, Headwaters Health Care Center and the Peel Region, the medical school will produce a new generation of doctors who value the quality of their medical skills as much as they value practice building . that are culturally respectful, intentionally inclusive, and continually innovative. The curriculum will focus on experiential learning, interprofessional education and clinical skills training in both community and hospital settings.

Building on its longstanding commitment to the education of physicians and physicians, Osler will provide an important learning environment for students in one of Ontario’s leading healthcare systems. As part of their training, TMU medical students and residents will train alongside highly trained clinical teams at Osler’s hospitals in Brampton and Etobicoke and provide care directly to patients, benefiting from the organization’s focus on exemplary, evidence-based , just and innovative care. Students will also gain experience in community-based primary care settings.

The City of Brampton remains committed to healthcare capacity and places secondary education as top priorities in Brampton, and is proud to foster a medical school that will foster local talent and create economic growth. With financial support from the Ontario government, along with the transformation of Peel Memorial into Brampton’s second hospital and plans for a new comprehensive cancer centre, this school heralds a bright future for healthcare in Brampton.

We are excited about the important contributions TMU’s School of Medicine will make to strengthen community health and well-being, healthcare workforce capacity, medical research and innovation, our local economy and, most importantly, our residents. To stay up to date on the School of Medicine’s progress and learn more about how you can get involved, visit the School of Medicine website.