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Centre for Headache

The Centre for Headache provides expert evaluation and individualized treatment plans for patients suffering from migraine and other headache disorders. It is the first of its kind at an Ontario teaching hospital.

Dr. Christine Lay, an internationally acknowledged headache expert and one of a very few neurologists in Canada with United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties board certification in Headache Medicine, heads the centre.


Referral/Clinical Appointments
The Centre for Headache is now open to new referrals. Please note: a physician referral is required.


Safety Alert - Butterbur (November 24, 2014)
Attention all patients and physicians. Due to recent medical findings suggesting a safety concern, we are no longer recommending butterbur and we ask anyone currently on it, to stop taking it. Common brand names in Canada include Petadolex and Migranon.

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Location & Contact Information

Centre for Headache
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6136

Fax: 416-323-6007

Hours of Service
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Accessibility
We are wheelchair-accessible.

Our Publications


  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto
  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)