Name the Cranes Contest

Three cranes on the West Park campus at night

What's the contest?

Make your mark by naming the three tower cranes that arrived at West Park Healthcare Centre this year to help build its new hospital. 

How do I enter?

Simply send three names and their significance to

Deadline is Friday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Please provide:

  • Your name and contact info (email or phone)

  • Three names for the cranes

  • Significance of the names

    • To give you inspiration and get the creative juices flowing, we have included a few facts about West Park and the cranes below.

      Multiple entries per person are allowed. By entering, the winner agrees to be involved in promotions on social media and our website.

      How will the winner be chosen?

      Shortlisted by Committee
      After October 2, a committee — which will include a West Park frontline healthcare worker, patient and representative from EllisDon — will shortlist the submissions based on:

      • Creativity

      • Meaning/Significance 

      • Alignment with West Park’s values of Excellence, Respect, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability

        • Vote by Public
          From October 12 to 18, the finalists will then be announced and the community can vote for their favourite entry. The winner will be announced shortly after.

          What is the reward?

          • Winning Crane Names will be displayed on a mural at the construction site for a year (cranes will be disassembled in 2021)

          • A special prize pack 

          • Bragging rights including social media posts! 

          Facts about West Park 

          • West Park was founded as a tuberculosis sanitarium in 1904.

          • Today, West Park helps patients get their lives back by providing specialized rehabilitative and complex care after a life‐altering illness or injury such as lung disease, amputation, stroke, and traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. 

          • Set-to-open in 2023, West Park is building a new hospital and transforming its 27-acre site into an integrated campus of care, enabling the hospital to evolve its rehabilitative programs to meet Ontario’s future healthcare needs.

          • Patients, family members, staff and visitors often remark on the uniqueness of West Park’s 27-acre park-life campus in Toronto. With nature and greenery playing a significant role in health and wellbeing, West Park will bring the “park” back into West Park when the new hospital project is complete with therapy gardens, courtyards and walking trails. 

          • West Park is located at 82 Buttonwood Ave. in Toronto and is part of the Mount-Dennis Community within the riding of York South-Weston.

          • For more info, go to

          Facts about the Cranes

          • Crane 1 is about 200 feet tall and has the capacity to lift up to 12,000 lbs. Manufactured by Comedil, the crane is is located in the North Inpatient Block of the new hospital. 

          • Crane 2 is over 250 feet high and has the capacity to lift over 40,000 lbs. Manufactured by Terex, the crane is located in the South Inpatient Block of the new hospital.

          • Crane 3 is also over 250 feet tall and has the capacity to lift over 22,000 lbs. (The crane is lower than the others because its base sits deeper underground) This is also a Terex crane and is located in the Outpatient Block of the new hospital. 

          • To see the cranes virtually, visit our live feed camera at

            • Good luck!