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.


Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Canada has announced on 17 November, 2022, that Health Canada has granted a Notice of Compliance (NOC) for RADICAVA Oral Suspension (oral Edaravone) for the treatment of patients with ALS.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Canada is working on making RADICAVA commercially available to Canadian patients, with specific eligibility criteria, for January 2023, through both private insurance and public formularies.

For current patients of Sunnybrook’s ALS Clinic: Inquiries about RADICAVA and/or 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.

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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.


The ALS Clinic accepts physician referrals for Canadian residents. 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.

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

Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 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.