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ALS clinic

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, usually fatal, neuromuscular disorder caused by the gradual degeneration of the motor nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement. It results in progressive weakness and patients typically survive 3-5 years from symptom onset. Patient outcomes are significantly improved by assessment and follow-up in a multi-disciplinary ALS clinic.


UPDATE: Health Canada had recently announced a Notice of Compliance with conditions for Albrioza (AMX0035), by Amylyx Pharmaceuticals.

As of 29 July 2022, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals has announced Albrioza has become commercially available. This means Albrioza will be available, in time, in Canada to legal Canadian Residents, with specific eligibility criteria.

For current patients of Sunnybrook’s ALS Clinic: Albrioza can be discussed with your Neurologist at your next clinic appointment.

  • For non-Sunnybrook/ non Canadian patients, please do not contact the clinic about Albrioza.
  • This website will be updated as more information becomes available.

About our clinic

Sunnybrook’s ALS Clinic is among the largest clinics in the world and is the largest clinic in Canada. It is the only clinic in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions. We are affiliated with the University of Toronto Neurosciences Program. The clinic includes a multi-disciplinary team and a large clinical research program.

The interdisciplinary clinical team consists of Neurologists, Respirologist, Physiatrist, Palliative Care, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Registered Dietitian, Respiratory Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology. The Research Program includes multiple clinical trials testing the most promising ALS therapeutics and all patients are screened for eligibility.

Support the ALS research clinic by making a donation today.

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Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Please note: We are an ambulatory or outpatient clinic. If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency department.

The ALS Clinic is available to support patient needs on an on-going basis. As we are currently experiencing increased patient volumes, correspondence with the ALS Clinic may be delayed.

Referrals

The ALS Clinic accepts physician referrals for Canadian residents. Download a referral form.

We aim for a seamless continuity of care through liaisons with many community services, such as ALS Canada, Home and Community Care Support Services, palliative care teams, and hospices.

Location and contact

ALS Clinic

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
U-wing, ground floor, room UG 20
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4213

Hours:
Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.