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COVID-19 emergency resources

Last updated March 23 , 2020

We have prepared this list of resources for our community members. As the situation changes, we will try our best to ensure the accuracy of the below information, but cannot guarantee in all cases. Please call before visiting.

 

Emergency contacts

24-hour crisis lines

Gerstein Crisis Centre
416-929-5200

Seniors Helpline
416-217-2077
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Toronto Distress Centres
416-408-4357 or 408-HELP

Mental Health Helpline
1-866-531-2600

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
416-863-0511
1-866-863-0511

Ontario Human Trafficking Hotline
1-833-999-9211

Shelter beds

  • Call 416-338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398 for central shelter intake
  • 24/7 safe indoor facilities with cots or mats, meals, and other services:

St. Felix Centre
25 Augusta Avenue
69 Fraser Avenue

Fred Victor Centre
1A Strachan Avenue (pets welcome!)

Margaret’s Housing & Community Support Services
323 Dundas Street East

Drop-in centres

Sistering
962 Bloor Street West
416-926-9762
24/7 drop-in for women and people who are trans or gender non-conforming

Adelaide Centre for Women
67 Adelaide Street East
416-392-9292
24/7 drop-in for women. Note: NO laundry services. 

Haven
67 Adelaide Street East
416-926-9762
Drop-in open daily 8 am to 5 pm. Only for men 50+.

Drop-in centres for all community members

West Neighbourhood House
558 Queen St West
416-532-7586
Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm
Fri 12:30-4:30pm & 6-9pm
Sat & Sun 11am-3pm

Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
1499 Queen St West
416-537-2262
Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10am-4pm
Wed 11:30-6, Thu 11:30am-4pm

All Saints Church-Community Centre
315 Dundas St East
416-368-7768
Only for people who are homeless.

St. Stephens Corner Drop-In
103 Bellevue Ave
416-921-6350
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 11:30 am
Sunday: 8 am to 11:30 am
Laundry and showers available.

Food banks

Parkdale Community Food Bank
1499 Queen Street West – Basement
416-532-2375
Wed-Thurs 11am-3:30pm
Sat 10:30am -1:30pm
Seniors and people with mobility devices: 
Fri 10:30am-1:30pm

Fort York Food Bank
380 College Street
416-203-3011
Tues, Fri, Sat: 9am-2pm
Thurs: 9am-11:30am

The Stop Community Food Centre 
1884 Davenport Road
416-652-7867 ext. 227
Mon, Thurs, Fri: 11am-3pm

Take-away meals

The Stop Community Food Centre
1884 Davenport Road, Rear
416-652-7876
Takeaway meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:
Bkfst 9am-10am  
Lunch: 12pm-1pm

Wychood Open Door  
729 St. Clair Avenue West, Basement
647-352-3513
Takeaway meals Mon, Wed, Fri:
Bkfst 8:30am-10am  
Lunch: 12:30pm-2pm

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
850 Bloor Street West
416-792-8941
Bagged lunches btwn 10am – 1pm

Good Shepherd Centre
412 Queen Street East
416-869-3619
Bagged lunches btwn 2pm – 4pm

St. Stephen-in-the-Fields
103 Bellevue Avenue
416-921-6350
Sat, Sun breakfast is takeout only

Church of the Holy Trinity
19 Trinity Square
416-598-4521
Takeout only Mon-Fri 11am-1pm

St. James Cathedral Drop-In
106 King Street East
416-364-7865
Takeout meal btwn 1:30-3:20pm

Scott Mission (Men only)
502 Spadina Avenue
416-923-8872
Take-out meals
Showers, washrooms, & laundry available
Clothing available in emergency situations

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC)
1499 Queen Street West, Basement
416-532-2375

Breakfast:

  • Mon–Thurs 9:15am-10:15am
  • Sat–Sun  11:15am–12:15pm

Lunch: 

  • Mon–Thurs  11:15am–12:15pm
  • Sat–Sun  1:00pm-2:00pm

Groceries and essential items

Chalmers Bot
Web/phone app that finds the closest free meal, drop-in, clothing resource. Visit Site  

Good Neighbour Project GTA
Delivery assistance for supplies and groceries. 
647-873-2230 
Visit Facebook group 

Canadian Muslim Relief Network
Assistance with groceries, hygiene, sanitation products.
Fill out the online form here

KA Canada
Food and support for seniors in isolation
416-277-7870

Employment and Social Services – Emergency Financial Assistance

York Humber Toronto Employment and Social Services 
605 Rogers Road
416-392-6200

Metro Hall Employment and Social Services
1631 Queen Street East
416-338-8888

Scarborough Village Employment and Social Services
3660 Kingston Road, Unit K1
416-392-2800

Ontario Disability Support Program Offices

Call the ODSP office before visiting.

ODSP Parkdale Office
340 Dufferin Street
416-531-6001

ODSP Lawrence Heights Office
786 Lawrence Ave West
416-212-6757

Community Health Clinics

Both are restricting services

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
1229 Queen Street West   
416-537-2455

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre 
Address: 1900 Davenport Road
416-656-8025