Attention Montrealers

A do’s and don’ts for Move Day on April 26th

Moving a hospital the size of the Royal Victoria is no easy feat. In fact, it is the largest hospital move in Canadian history! In order to make this once-in-a-lifetime event run as smoothly as possible, the MUHC is asking our patients, their families and the public to follow these simple guidelines on April 26:




Wait at home if your loved one is being transferred

Family members of patients who are being transferred are asked to not visit the Royal Victoria Hospital on April 26. They will receive a phone call from an MUHC social worker once their loved one has been safely transferred. Family will also receive instructions for when they can come visit their patients at the Glen.

Find out where and when your clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital reopens

To find out where your clinic has moved to and when it reopens, visit’s We’re Moving section. To find out when your next appointment will take place, call your clinic or 514-934-1934. 

Find out more about the MUHC moves!

If you’re looking for more information, please visit our website at for all transfer-related information or call us at 514-934-1934. 

You can also follow us on social media:

Facebook: CUSM.MUHC

Twitter: @cusm_muhc 

Remember, the moves on April 26 will be covered by lots of local and national media. Tune into your favourite news source for live updates throughout the day.


Show up at the Royal Victoria Hospital

The Emergency department will officially close at 5am and Urgences Santé will be redirecting patients to other emergency rooms in Montreal. 

If you need immediate care, call 9-1-1 or consult the Santé Montréal website to find the closes ER to you. 

The Glen site adult emergency room will officially open at 5am on April 26. However, with all the hustle around patient moves, we strongly recommend that you visit another ER that day. 

Visit the Glen site to see what all the fuss is about

While the Glen will be a bustle of activity on April 26 with patients being moved in, it is not yet fully operational. Only authorized individuals or those seeking emergency care will be allowed on site that day. We ask the public to wait until April 27 to start using the Glen for adult care services.

Drive by the Glen or the transfer route

The MUHC is working with the Ville de Montreal and local police to ensure the pre-determined route from the Royal Victoria to the Glen is cleared. While the route won’t be blocked off for traffic, there will be police controlling certain corners to help with traffic flow.

The patient transfer is taking place on a Sunday to avoid as many traffic delays as possible and minimize disruption to the local community.