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ALS clinic

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a motor neuron disease. This progressive, usually fatal, neuromuscular disorder is caused by the gradual degeneration of the motor nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement.

About our clinic

Our clinic has grown to be the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest ALS clinics in the world. We are affiliated with the University of Toronto Neurosciences Program.

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Our clinic requires a physician referral, but we do accept referrals from across Canada and the world. Download a referral form.

We aim for 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.

Our allied health team is made up of nursing, occupational therapy, registered dietitian services, respiratory therapy, and speech language pathology. These team members are available to support patient needs on an on-going basis.

Quick facts

  • The lifetime risk of developing ALS is approximately 1 in 1,000
  • Two to three Canadians die of ALS each day
  • There is currently no known cause or proven cure for ALS

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