Where is the MRI machine located?

You will meet Anna or Geraldine at the Starbucks in the Atrium and they will walk you to MRI reception. In the event that you cannot meet them before, we’ve included the instructions to get there yourself. The Research MRI Reception in room S763 on the Service floor of the Atrium. To get there:

  1. Take the Parking Elevators in the Atrium (across from Starbucks, beside the 555 Shop) to the Service level. These elevators say “Elevators to Parking” above them, and are located across from Starbucks and beside Shop 555.
  2. After exiting the service elevator head straight through the doors and turn right. On the ceiling there is a green line that leads to the MRI section.
  3. At the end of the hallway, turn right and walk to sign that says “Research MRI Reception”.
  4. There you can check in for your appointment.
A map illustrating how to get to the MRI room
A map illustrating how to get to the MRI room

Emergency Call Numbers

If you happen to arrive at the hospital early or need help getting to the MRI room, please feel free to call Anna Colucci at (647) 458-5302. Alternatively, we can also meet at a pre-determined location and travel to the MRI room together. Important to note: Cell phone reception at the Service level of the hospital is very weak.


We have a SickKids Atrium parking garage under the hospital. The entrance is located on Elm Street. Upon entry, you take a ticket. When leaving, you can pay at a pay station located on any of the parking levels. The pay stations accept cash and credit cards.

Rates of parking are as follows:

  • Daily- Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. $6 per half hour to a maximum of $20.
  • Evenings – Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. $3 per half hour to a maximum of $7.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays- 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. $3 per half hour to a maximum of $7.

Other parking spaces include street parking but please read signs carefully. Do not park on nearby streets before 9:30 a.m. or between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Do not park in the Emergency driveway or in the driveways off Gerrard Street, Elizabeth Street or University Avenue.

If you have any questions or need help regarding parking at Sickkids, you can contact the Parking Office. It is located on Parking Level 1 (P1) and is open daily, including weekends and holidays, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. All pay stations also have a customer-service call button available 24 hours a day.


If you have an appointment at SickKids:

Within the past 21 days, has your child or anyone in your household been in the following countries?

  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone

If YES, please call (647) 458-5302 BEFORE your scheduled appointment.

Things to Remember:

  • Please remember to bring your child’s health card.
  • If your child was a patient with SickKids previously, please remember to being their SickKid’s card.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment.

Again, thank you very much for your participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Colucci at (647) 458-5302.