Last updated: March 8, 2022 at 8:40 a.m.

What all employees, physicians and learners need to know

We continue to work closely with the Toronto Police Service and our peer hospitals to ensure we are prepared for any additional disruptions that may impact care and service continuity. Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our people and patients remains our top priority

We will continue to provide updates on this page.

Travelling to and from work

  • Give yourself plenty of extra time. Assume longer than normal commuting times in anticipation of traffic congestion, road closures, transit delays and/or police checks. 
  • Ensure you have your hospital ID badge with you as it will be required to enter the hospital and possibly for access to the area around the hospital. You may want to consider having secondary identification (e.g. driver’s license; health card) with you as you may be asked to show this along your commute.
  • Keep your manager informed if you encounter any delays that prevent you from arriving on time for your scheduled shift.
  • If you are taking TTC, follow @TTCnotices on Twitter, visit or call 416-393-4636 for information on closures or any impacts to public transit routes.

Road closures

  • Queen’s Park and University Avenue are currently open. 
  • There will continue to be a strong police presence in the area around hospital row (University Avenue from College Street to Dundas Street.) If necessary, the Toronto Police will have the capacity to control the roadway along University Avenue as they have during previous weekends. 
  • All updates will be posted on @TPSOperations.

Hospital entrances

  • Please use the University Avenue entrance or the Murray Street entrance on the west side of the building
  • Additional security will be on site.

Cyber security alert
We have been made aware that malicious email and/or text messages from unknown sources purporting to be protest-related are being sent to health care providers. Please be aware and continue to be very cautious. Never open suspicious emails, pdfs, attachments or links from unknown sources. Do not click on links in text messages and do not respond to text messages from unknown senders.