Hi there -
From what I understand , the wait for a referral to Sick Kids clinics can be quite long.
When our son was about 3 months old, at a check-up our ped told us to take him to Emergency there because of concerns about his airway. (Sam has a parotid hemangioma). When we got there, we got appointments with the ENT and derm clinics for the following week or two!
Now, when I hear about the wait times to get in, I wonder if my doc was being crafty and wanted to get us in more quickly by sending us to the ER - certainly when we got there, none of the docs thought there was concern about his breathing, and when he was scoped the next week, his airway was fine.