This community is part of the Integrated Communities Stream.

Quick Facts

  • Location: On the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga and Wendake-Nionwentsïo peoples.
  • Population: 16,000
  • Access: 40 min drive to Barrie; 2 hour drive to Toronto
  • Nearest Tertiary Centre: Barrie

Program + Community Highlights

Hospital Teaching Sites:

  • PGY-1: North York General Hospital
  • PGY-2: Georgian Bay General Hospital

Number of Residents (for all 4 mid-Ontario Communities):

  • CMG: 8
  • IMG: 0

Elective time: 

  • PGY-1: 2 blocks
  • PGY-2: 4 blocks

Recreation: Annual butter tart festival. Local historic site and museums. Outdoor recreation opportunities for boating/sailing, mountain biking, ice fishing, and cross country skiing.

Cultural Notes: Small town feel in the heart of cottage country with a seasonal influx of people.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in Midland is lower than in Toronto but is still 7% higher than the national average. Rent and housing costs are particularly more expensive relative to the national average.


Type of curriculum: Horizontal. PGY-1 in Toronto, PGY-2 in mid-Ontario community.

Curricular Outline:

  • PGY-1: 3 blocks of Family Medicine. Rotations of one block each in Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyne, Psychiatry, and Emergency Medicine. Half block rotations in Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
  • PGY-2: Six blocks Family Medicine. Opportunities for horizontal experiences in Ob/Gyne, Geriatrics, MSK, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia.

Unique features: Practice Management curriculum, Teaching Residents to Teach, residents maintain their own mini-practice, opportunities for low-risk OB and long term care call

Research: Requirement to complete academic project. Formal Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum.


For contact details please see the Integrated Communities Stream webpage.