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The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Transition Support

Group Name: The 519 Church Street Community Centre – Transition Support

Description: The 519 is the hub of community life in Toronto’s diverse Church and Wellesley Village. For over 35 years, The 519 has been working with our neighbours and our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities to build healthy, welcoming spaces to meet, participate and celebrate together. With the support of our staff team, our communities identify and implement solutions to emerging issues through award-winning programs and services, and with the leadership of volunteers, over 80 community-led programs provide peer support, social, recreational, arts and cultural opportunities in our public meeting spaces.

Transition Support is a social and support group for transsexuals and transgendered people. The group is open to everyone on a trans spectrum but is mostly attended by MTF (male-to-female) individuals. Come join us to get support, give support, hang out or just listen. This is one place you can be yourself! We have posted a number of resources that provide information on trans issues. Please check our online resources page regularly for updates. This is a drop-in program that is free.

Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: The second and fourth Friday of each month from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Contact: 416-392-6874 | info@the519.org | www.the519.org

Sherbourne Health Centre – Mature Trans Sisters

Group Name: Sherbourne Health Centre – Mature Trans Sisters

Description: Like the unique mosaic at our front door, Sherbourne was shaped by our communities. As with our programs and services, when the pieces are put together, the different colours and textures form something inviting, vibrant and relevant to the people we serve. We work closely with our partners and community members. Our primary care and chronic disease management services, health promotion and education, outreach and social supports, and mental health services work together to provide transformative care and support.

Mature Trans Sisters
A social drop-in group for mature trans women to get together, talk and learn, share resources and enjoy a hot meal. The group is collectively run by participants, supported by facilitators. There is a different activity each week. Registration is required and this group is for women of all types of trans experiences who are 45+.

Where: 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Contact: King 416-324-5083 | Ander 416-324-4100 Ext. 5230 | mts@sherbourne.on.ca | www.sherbourne.on.ca

Bisexual Men of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Men of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Men of Toronto (BiMoT) offers a community where bisexual men and men questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences.
All men are welcome, including transgender and transsexual men. We provide support, a social network, information and referral to other organizations and services.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: Sherbourne Health Centre -Room 1077, 333 Sherbourne Street | Toronto, ON M5A 2S5

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: info@bimot.org | www.torontobinet.org

Supporting Our Youth – Trans_Fusion Crew

Group Name: Supporting our Youth – Trans_Fusion Crew

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.

Are you transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, of trans experience, or questioning your gender? Come to share a yummy meal, access resources, to socialize and have fun together. There’s usually some great art project going on, too! No experience required! We meet regularly to hang out, plan events. Come with your questions, stories, experiences and great vibes and hang out with other trans and/or questioning youth.

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

When: Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please call for further information.

Contact: Yegi Dadui 416-324-5078 | www.soytoronto.org | ydadui@sherbourne.on.ca

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Transceptance

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

Transceptance is an ongoing peer support group for parents and caregivers of transsexual and transgendered youth and adults. This group provides support, reduces isolation and stress, and shares information, including strategies for dealing or coping with disclosures.

When: Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at CTYS. New members welcome.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: 416-924-2100 | mail@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

Group Name: Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

Description: Rev. Hawkes is a native of Bath, New Brunswick and a graduate of Mount Allison University. He later received a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Trinity College. At MCC Toronto we believe…

  • In a loving and good God, known by many names
  • God’s love is offered to everyone unconditionally
  • There are many paths to God, and one of them is Christianity
  • God is everywhere, with us always, gives us strength, and works through us…

… and so much more.

We provide opportunities to worship God, responsive pastoral care, volunteer ministries and programs, meetings and events, adult spiritual education, transgender education program, Black education awareness and refugee sponsorship and support.

Where: 115 Simpson Avenue | Toronto, ON M4K 1A1

When: Services every Sunday 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Call for group information.

Contact: 416-406-6228 | smiller@mcctoronto.com | www.mcctoronto.com

Bisexual Women of Toronto

Group Name: Bisexual Women of Toronto

Description: Bisexual Women of Toronto (BiWoT) offers a community where bisexual women and women questioning their sexuality can share diverse perspectives on bisexual issues and experiences. They offer support, a social network, information and referrals. Friends, partners and allies are also welcome. They provide support by welcoming people into a bisexual community and creating non-judgmental spaces to share feelings, experiences and fears. They affirm different ways of developing identity and the diversity of people’s life experiences. As well, they engage in outreach, advocacy and education around bisexual and queer issues.

The meetings involve discussion on topics brought up by those in attendance, and often include:

  • relationships
  • safer sex
  • our place within the larger queer community
  • biphobia
  • coming out
  • the meaning of bisexuality
  • and more!

***In order to create a safe space, confidentiality is emphasized. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for informal social time at a nearby restaurant or bar.

Where: c/o Toronto Bisexual Network | 519 Church Street |Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

When: The first Thursday of each month from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Contact: info@biwot.org | www.biwot.org

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