What you'll do
Experience what it's like in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at SickKids. In this replica space, you’ll begin to understand what it’s like for sick children and their families who have to spend countless nights here without space, quiet or solace. There are no actual patients involved in this experience. For three hours, you’ll receive state-of-the-art care while you share a room with up to 6 others. However, there are only three single beds so four guests will have to sleep on chairs. There is no TV and WIFI is spotty. Here’s what some of our past guests have had to say: "What they did for my daughter, there’s not really words for it. Nothing short of amazing. But the facilities were the worst part. The space let me down. I felt helpless and overwhelmed in the Paediatric ICU. The humming and the beeping from all the machines, the families, the agitation of the other patients. It didn’t make us feel secure. It was scary." - Teri, 2015 "SickKids is an amazing place, but Tanika shared a room with other patients, and we were constantly being asked to leave when they were doing a bedside procedure, which made our little girl very anxious" - Nicky, 2018
For your stay at SickKids Airbnb, you’ll be welcomed by some of the brightest minds in paediatric medicine. Our doctors and staff deliver exceptional care but are confronted daily with the challenges of dated infrastructure (which you’ll get to experience first-hand). As a result of these limitations, it is likely you will have little privacy or comfort during your stay. However, our staff will do everything they can to ensure that your time at SickKids is as restful as possible.
About the organization
At SickKids, we’re on a mission to make every kid a healthy kid. As one of the top children’s hospitals in the world, we work tirelessly every day to provide the best care for our patients and advance industry-leading research. However, to unleash the full potential of SickKids’ expert team, we need to update our infrastructure.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to SickKids .
Life-saving technology to provide world-class care, despite our antiquated building.
Where you'll be
Right in the heart of the Hospital District, you will stay in a replica PICU. Noise is almost constant at night, including beeping, footsteps, humming from machines and announcements, so be sure to bring ear plugs. Because our space is very limited, it can be tricky to maneuver around all of the equipment.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Thousands of sick children and their families in Ontario live like this for weeks at a time. We owe these children our best, and to give them that we need a new, state-of-the-art building. Let's build the new SickKids. Unable to book? Visit BuildTheNewSickKids.ca.
An Eye-Opening Stay at SickKids