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Lal Family Honoured at SHN General Hospital

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Deepa and Narinder Lal honoured on Dec. 4 at Scarborough Health Network General hospital for their donations to the hospital

Here is the story of an immigrant family that came to Canada with little money and who built one of the largest label printing enterprises in North America.

Deepa and Narinder Lal moved to Canada in 1972 and after working a plethora of different jobs, launched a label making company called Metro Label from their basement. It went on to be one of North America’s largest label making companies and was mainly operated out of Scarborough. Since then, it has become important to the family to give back to their community. Now, it’s the community’s turn to give back to them.

The family was honoured on Dec. 4 at Scarborough Health Network General hospital for their donations to the hospital. The Lal’s have requested the exact amount of their multi-million dollar donation be kept private.


“With this gift, patients of SHN’s Birchmount, Centenary, and General hospitals will benefit from shorter wait times, improved patient care, and the advanced technology the Scarborough community expects and deserves,” a statement from the hospital on Wednesday said.

“It will also support Centenary hospital’s Arrhythmia Program, which is part of the Cardiac Regional Centre of Excellence.”

Similar sentiments came from Deepa and Narinder’s eldest son, Sandeep, who was also at the event honouring his parents.

“The Scarborough hospitals attracts the least amount of attention from wealthy donors,” Sandeep Lal said in a statement to CTV News Toronto on Wednesday.

“We’re hoping that this will start a trend of other people donating to Scarborough institutions.”

Concludes Sandeep: “There are a lot of immigrants in the Scarborough area and many of them did well and we are hoping that we can provide some leadership for these people to donate.”


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