On October 8, 1934, at a ceremony that Dr. Charles Gomberg attended as a child, Lord Bessborough, the Governor General of Canada, officially opened the doors to the JGH. Until 1950, the entire hospital consisted of what is now known as Pavilion B.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: The Jewish General Hospital is inaugurated

The Jewish General Hospital opened on Oct. 8, 1934, with a grand ceremony that was widely covered by the French and English press.

Cover and agenda page from the commemorative program booklet that was distributed at the ceremony to open the JGH on October 8, 1934.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesApril 2019

From the archives: A witness to history recalls the realization of a dream

JGH News marked the hospital’s 75th anniversary by publishing the reminiscences of Bernard J. Finestone, a Past President of the hospital, about the opening ceremony in 1934.