A Global Centre for Clinical Trials

Toronto Clinical Trial Cost Advantages: With lower clinical trial management costs than in the United States and streamlined operations and approvals processes thanks to a new single ethics review for multi-centre clinical trials, Toronto has become an ideal location for global clinical trials. Additionally, Ontario clinical trial data is recognized by U.S. and EU authorities.

Access to Highly Diverse Participant Pools: Toronto is Canada’s largest city, housing 8% of the country’s entire population. It is widely recognized as the most ethnically diverse city in the world: half of all Torontonians are foreign-born, and residents speak over 140 languages.  

Access to Leading-Edge Informatics and Data: The region possesses robust digital infrastructure, as well as a universal healthcare system to support comprehensive data collection, analytics and sharing. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which leads cutting-edge studies that evaluate healthcare delivery and population outcomes, provides access to a vast and secure array of Ontario’s demographic and health-related data, including:

Population-based health surveys

Anonymous patient records

Clinical and administrative databases