Month: January 2018

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, Bell Canada will be donating $0.05 for each Bell SnapChat filter, text message, FaceBook post, and Tweet with the hashtag #bellletstalk to mental health initiatives. Let’s do our part and talk about mental health initiatives.

Arrest Made For The Murder of Two Men from Community

I am relief to know that justice will be served for the two community members that have been missing since 2017. Our community has worked tirelessly in search of our community members, and provided countless tips to Toronto Police. Toronto Police have arrested and charged 66-year-old Bruce McArthur with connection to the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen. More information on this story can be found in the Toronto Star here.

Community Resources

Below is a list of community resources to help the community of Toronto Centre to help access services in the area.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be adding more to the list of community resources so check back often.

211ontario.ca : Website to help find programs and services in the community

Municipal Services

Call 311:  if you need emergency shelter or information about other City services.

City Housing Website: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/housing-shelter/ . Information on housing, eviction notice help, applying for subsidize housing.

Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Housing Connections 176 Elm Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M4 fax: 416-397-7401 . For information on how to apply for subsidize housing

Service Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/serviceontario-777-bay-location 777 Bay Street, Market Level, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 . Phone: 1 800-267-8097 . Obtain Health card, Driver’s License, Change of Address,  Business registration and other services.

Income Support Services

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Office
https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/
385 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1
Phone: (416) 314-5700

Ontario Works (OW)
1631 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G4
Phone: (416) 392-3200

Health Services

TeleHealth Ontario:  1-866-797-0000 . Telehealth Ontario is a free and confidential service offered by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  A registered nurse will accept calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clinics

Hassle Free Clinic
66 Gerrard St. E., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 1G3
416-922-0566

Men/Trans (Drop-in):
Monday, Wednesday: 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Women/Trans (Drop-in):
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (or until full)
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (or until full)

Women/Trans also offer appointments. Please call for more information

All clinic hours offer:

  • Anonymous HIV testing (including the rapid HIV test)
  • All anonymous HIV tests are done by appointment

Special Treatment Clinic
76 Grenville St., 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
416-351-3800 ext.2207

Clients must call 416-351-3800 ext 2208, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to book a same-day appointment for the clinic running from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

By appointment: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen St E
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3
Phone: (416) 461-1925
Fax: (416) 469-3442

Recreational Community Centres:

YMCA Central Grosvenor Street
20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Phone: 1(416)975-9622
Email: memberservices@ymcagta.org

Cooper Koo Family YMCA
461 Cherry Street
Toronto, ON M5A 0H7
Phone: 1(416)304-9622
CooperKooCherrySt@ymcagta.org

The 519
519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
http://www.the519.org/

St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
230 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6
https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/272/index.html

John Innes Community Recreation Centre
150 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M5A 2R6
Phone: (416) 392-6779
https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/63/index.html

Regent Park North Recreation Centre
415 Gerrard St, Toronto, ON M5A 2H4
Phone: (416) 392-2489

Ryerson University – Recreation and Athletics Centre
50 Gould St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Phone: (416) 979-5096

 

Toronto Public Library:

St. Lawerence Library, City Hall Library, Parliament Street Library,  St. James Town Branch, Central Library

Child Care Services:

Coming soon!

Provincial Elections Set June 7, 2018

This year, in this election, we are called to reaffirm our values and our commitments, to hold them against a hard reality and see how we are measuring up, to the legacy of our forbearers, and the promise of future generations.

Let’s make the change that is needed to ensure that we the people, are no longer subject to high taxes and outlandish spending done on by the Liberal Government.

We have a right and a say to no more cuts that effect nurses, doctors and hospitals. We have a rights and a say to no more increase taxes to our hydro bill and on June 7, let’s make a change for the better.

For more information, visit www.elections.on.ca

Meet Gladys Larbie and The Team at Women’s March

Join Gladys and the team on January 20, 2018 at Nathan Phillips Square as we will be taking part in the second Women’s March here in Toronto! The march will take place along University Avenue and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend.

The Women’s March will be a worldwide event happening in major cities all over the world and is expected to attract millions of people and raise awareness for Women’s Rights.

Please show your support by attending this event. For those who can not make the event, please visit https://www.womensmarch.com/ for more information on how to show your support

Tory Considering Moss Park Armoury as A Temporary Shelter

The extended cold temperatures in Toronto has City Council and residents, worried over emergency shelters for homeless people.  Temperatures have reached as low as minus 30 with windshield over several days with no end to bone chilling temperatures. Emergency Shelters around the city are at capacity and City Council considers the freezing temperature as a crisis. Toronto Mayor John Tory and his team are currently in talks with the Federal Government and National Defence in securing the Armoury as a shelter to accommodate the influx of people in need.