Thomson Centre opens for outpatient care on January 23, 2023

MGH’s brand new Thomson Centre opens for outpatient care on January 23. Here’s what you need to know.

On Monday, January 23, 2023, Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) brand new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre (Thomson Centre) is opening for outpatient care.  

The Thomson Centre, an eight-storey, state-of-the-art facility, is home to 215 inpatient beds and two floors of modern outpatient clinics. 

Read more about the celebratory opening of MGH’s Thomson Centre, which took place on January 11.

Many of MGH’s outpatient clinics will move into the Thomson Centre from January 20 to 22. These clinics will open to patients for the first time on January 23 and 24.

Admitted patients (inpatients) will be welcomed to the Thomson Centre starting on February 4, 2023. 

Here are the major changes that will take place at MGH starting on Saturday, January 21:  

New location for Patient Registration  (starting January 21, 2023) 

The hospital’s Patient Registration, which was previously located on G1, is re-opening in a new location on M1 on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

As always, all outpatients must register at Patient Registration before proceeding to their clinic appointment.  

To find MGH’s new Patient Registration:  

  • From the main entrance (Coxwell Avenue): Enter the hospital and walk past the Information Desk and straight down the main hallway. At Athens Pastries, turn right and walk into the Thomson Centre Lobby (M1). Patient Registration is located on the left, adjacent to the lobby once you’ve passed the food court.

  • From the Sammon Avenue entrance: Walk through the doors and past the main elevators into the Thomson Centre lobby (M1). Patient Registration is located adjacent to the lobby on the right.  

  • From the Thomson Centre underground parking garage: Take the parking elevators to the ground floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left into the Thomson Centre Lobby. Patient Registration is located adjacent to the lobby on the right. 

New locations for many outpatient clinics (starting January 23/24, 2023) 

Many of MGH’s outpatient clinics are re-locating to the Thomson Centre and some will have slightly different names. Please see the chart below for a list of clinics moving, their new locations and their new names, if applicable. 

To find your clinic: All patients must visit Patient Registration before attending their appointment (see above). At Patient Registration, clerks will hand patients a wayfinding slip directing them to their clinic’s new location.  

Unless otherwise specified, clinics will open to patients in the Thomson Centre on Monday, January 23.


New location 

New name  




Medical Triage 


Medical Assessment Clinic 

Ophthalmology Clinic*


Eye Clinic*

Medicine Clinics 



Outpatient Neurology 



Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic  



Hand Therapy 



Blood Collection 



Ambulatory Procedures Unit*


Leonard Richard Catford & Harold John Catford Outpatient Procedures Unit*

Cardiac Diagnostic Clinic  



Chest Centre 


Steel Canada Resources Ltd Chest Centre 

Kidney Clinic 


Neo Azad Foundation Kidney Centre 

Pacemaker and Heart Failure Clinic 


Zeena & Farid Amarshi Family Cardiac Centre 

*Opens in the Thomson Centre on Tuesday, January 24 

Additional entrance opens on Sammon Avenue (starting January 23, 2023)   

In addition to the hospital’s main entrance (Coxwell Avenue), MGH is opening an additional entrance on Sammon Avenue between Coxwell Avenue and Knight Street starting on Monday, January 23. 

This entrance may be used as a secondary entrance for patients accessing care in the Thomson Centre. 

For those arriving by vehicle, there is a pick-up and drop-off lane on Sammon Avenue located just beside the doors. This curb lane is for pick-ups and drop-offs only, and parking is not permitted. 

Entrance Hours  

  • MGH main entrance (Coxwell Avenue): Every day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

  • Sammon Avenue entrance: Every day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

  • Stavro Emergency Department (Mortimer Avenue): Open 24 hours, seven days a week. Please use this entrance for any after-hours appointments.  

Volunteers stationed in the Thomson Centre for navigation assistance (starting January 23, 2023)  

To provide navigation assistance, MGH is stationing additional volunteers in the Thomson Centre at a new secondary Information Desk, located inside the doors of the Sammon Avenue entrance.  

If you have any questions or need navigation assistance, please visit volunteers at one of our two information desks:  

  • Coxwell Lobby Information Desk located inside the doors of the main entrance (Coxwell Avenue): Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

  • Sammon Avenue Information Desk located inside the Sammon Avenue entrance: Open every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

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