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Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre: Drop-In

Group Name: Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre: Drop-In

Description: The true meaning of PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre) is reflected in our mission: “A community where people rebuild their lives.” PARC works with members on individual issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, homelessness and food security. Members access services and develop relationships with our staff and one another through four core areas of operation: a drop-in centre, a peer-support program, an outreach program and supportive housing.

Our Drop-In Centre is the starting point for everything members and staff do together to help rebuild lives. Whether it’s conversing with a friend, having a healthy meal, securing a place to live, or working a shift around the building, it all begins at the Drop-In. People come as they are and are accepted for who they are. Poverty is a common thread among members, however, what sets each member apart is how they choose to give back, create and grow. The simple act of walking through our doors is what makes a person a PARC member. Choosing to give back, create and grow is how PARC members contribute and help build our community. Here are only some of groups that PARC members have full access to:

  • Music group
  • Art group
  • Writing group
  • Soccer and Hockey League
  • Karaoke
  • Knitting group
  • Games clube
  • Yoga, Reiki, Mindfulness groups

Where: 1499 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON, M6R 1A3

Contact: 416-537-2262 | |

Holiday Meals at Drop-in Centres in Toronto

You don’t have to go without food this holiday in the city of Toronto. Our partners at Consumer Survivor Info Centre has provided a list of Holiday Drop-In Meals Hours & Meals for Toronto. Click on the link below for the list of locations.

Drop-In Centres List PDF

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them. Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: First and third Wednesday of every month. Drop in during business hours.

Contact: Andrea 416-977-9955 Ext. 254 | |

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Women’s Harm Reduction

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Women’s Harm Reduction

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

The Women’s Harm Reduction Program is for women who use illegal drugs as well as women who use illegal drugs and work in the sex trade. The program was established to reduce the gap between women and men accessing the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program. Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, crack stems, etc.), basic needs items (tampons, pads, underwear etc.), harm reduction counselling, support services and advocacy, referrals to doctors, nurses, counselors / case managers, detoxes, housing workers, shelters, Hep C education & treatment programs and more. *** Women can register, but are not required to. The COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program offers client cards with or without a photo for those who want to register with the program. To issue a COUNTERfit Client Card, we need your full name, your date of birth, and the first two letters of your mom or dad’s surname. It is OK to access the program without registering or providing any identifying information.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Women’s Harm Reduction Breakfast Drop-in: Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. Women’s Hour: Mondays from 8-9 a.m.

Contact: Arlene Pitts 416-461-1925 Ext. 388 | |

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – 416 Community Support for Women

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

The 416 Drop-In Centre provides support and services to women dealing with mental health issues who are homeless, street-involved, dually diagnosed, and socially isolated. The program offers short-term case management services to access community services through a coordinated and holistic approach. The 416 is known for working with women whom other agencies find very difficult to serve. The program also offers a trustee program to help clients with money management. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation. **** Serves women in the Downtown Toronto area.

Where: The Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. East | Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R5

When: Drop-In. Languages: English and Korean.

Contact: 416-928-3334 | 416-482-4103 | |

Supporting Our Youth – LGBTTQ Drop-in

Group Name: Supporting our Youth – LGBTTQ Drop-In

Description: SOY is a community development program that has been creating opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and transsexual youth and adults in Toronto to build an inclusive, welcoming community together since 1998. SOY creates healthy arts, cultural and recreational spaces for young people; supports youth in building skills and developing capacities; and increases youth access to supportive housing and adult mentoring. Originally established as a grassroots project, SOY became a program of the Sherbourne Health Centre in September 2004.

This is an afternoon drop-in for queer and trans youth under age 20. Come chill out, grab a snack, get community resources and info, meet new people, maybe do some sewing or other craft work, or do workshops with special guests and there is much, much more so come and check it out!

Where: 333 Sherbourne St. 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please call for further information.

Contact: John Caffery 416-324-4100 Ext. 5339 | Adam Benn 416-324-4100 Ext. 5283 | |

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Family Drop-In

Group Name: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Family Drop-In Program

Description: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Their centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 0 – 6, adults, seniors and newcomers.

Active and creative play for children ages 0 – 5 focusing on Early Childhood Education and Adult Programming. This program includes arts and crafts, free play and movement activities, story time, music circles, and daily snacks. Within this program we also offer information & referral, resources for parents & caregivers, special events, workshops & seminars, special programming for children, trips and outings.

Where: 86 Blake Street | Toronto, ON M4J 3C9

When: September to June, also open Mondays & Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Contact: Ursula 416-392-1750 Ext. 304 | |

Applegrove Community Complex – Parent/Child Drop-In

Group Name: Applegrove Community Complex- Parent/Child Drop-In

Description: Applegrove Community Complex is a multi-service community organization in southeast Riverdale in Toronto. Our catchment area runs from Jones to Woodbine Avenues and from Lake Ontario north to the Railway tracks. Services cover the age range with programs for infants, children, teens, adults and seniors.

Parents or caregivers bring their children up to age 6 to Applegrove’s 3 free family resource programs to play, socialize and learn in a safe, supportive environment. These programs reduce adults’ isolation and support children’s development. Children enjoy crafts, the sand table, puzzles, song and story circles, snacks and more. Adults exchange parenting information, access resource libraries, attend workshops, learn about community services, and lean on the staff and each other.

Where: 60 Woodfield Road | Toronto, ON M4L 2W6

When: Open year-round. Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-461-8143 |

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