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Location and access

The Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility has two locations.


TMDT Building (East tower), MaRS Centre
101 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

Rooms and telephone numbers:

Office: Room 2-302 416-581-7643
Lab: Room 2-504 416-581-7654
Lab: Room 2-203 416-581-7610


Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL)
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Rooms and telephone numbers:

Office: Room 18-9710 416-813-7654 ext. 309086
Lab: Room 18-9430 416-813-7654 ext. 309103

Facility access

The resources of this facility are available to academic researchers within the University of Toronto and beyond. Corporate users can also be accommodated but fees will be twice the amount charged to academic users for each service.

After registering with the facility and completing any required training courses, clients can book appointments using our online booking system to run samples on our analytical instruments without operator assistance. Appointments are booked on a first come, first-served basis but are subject to compliance with our Appointment Booking Policies. While most of our instruments are universally accessible, access to some of our instruments is restricted to particular academic groups (more information is available in the "Booking" section). Please see the Security Access portion in the "Using the facility" section for after hours access. The SickKids-UHN FMCF is designated as a BSL-2 lab.


Normal operating hours are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The facility is staffed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Requests to access the FMCF on weekends or outside normal business hours can be made by completing the 24 Hour FMCF access request form (see the Security Access section in the Using the facility section for more info). However, such requests will only be granted under specific circumstances and at the discretion of the FMCF Manager.

We also provide a limited number of "emergency" appointments for after-hours cell sorting on on SickKids-UHN FMCF instruments (see the Booking section for more info).