Child & Family Services
Creating Together Family Resource Centre Parkdale
1497 Queen St W, Toronto
Parent and caregiver workshops and drop in centre.
2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301 and 3535 Dundas St. West
P: 416-588-6288 and 416-766-6288 x 200
Culture Link is a settlement and community organization with 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs
More Than Child’s Play Family Resource Centre
Mazaryk Cowan Community Centre
2nd fl 220 Cowan Ave, Toronto M6K 2N6
Family Resource Centre and family support programs.
My School Co-operative Nursery
116 Fermanagh Avenue, north building, basement
Mailing address: 365 Roncesvalles Ave. Unit 164, Toronto, Ont., M6R 2M8
My School is a co-operative nursery school that has been operating in the Roncesvalles area of Toronto since 1982. The aim of My School is to offer 2-1/2 to 5-year-olds a warm and stimulating setting in which he or she will gradually become more independent and self-confident. Your child will develop friendships and will learn to socialize in a way that should make the transition to kindergarten quite easy.
Parkdale Beach Childcare Centre
Queen Victoria Junior School
100 Close Ave, Toronto M6K 2V3
Licensed child care centre.
Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Project
Women’s Connection Program
27 Roncesvalles Ave; Suites 301 & 503
Toronto, ON M6R 3B2
(In the Sunnyside Medical Arts Building, just north of Roncesvalles & Queen)
P: (416) 537-8222 x 502 or 505
Playroom, free on site child care for children birth-7 years, Parent Relief Program, respite child care for stressed parents/caregivers of children birth-5 years living in Parkdale Parkdale Parent-Child Resource Lending Library, Programs for pregnant and postnatal women living in Parkdale.
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Drive in High Park
The High Park Nature Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for High Park’s natural systems; restore human connections to local plants and animals; and engage visitors in ecological restoration activities to ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come
Holy Family Community Centre
141 Close Avenue
P: 416 392-6695
Facilities include multipurpose rooms and a gymnasium. Programs are offered in arts, general interest, sports and youth leadership.
Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre
220 Cowan Avenue
Facilities include a gymnasium and a weights room. Programs are offered to individuals from preschool through seniors and include arts, fitness, general interest, sports, and youth leadership.
Masaryk-Cowan is an Enhanced Youth Space, meaning it is a positive and supervised spaces that is open to youth 5 or 6 days a week and includes a range of amenities such as: WiFi, couches, TVs, gaming consoles, foosball tables, pool tables, computers, recording studios, photography labs, and study spaces.
At Enhanced Youth spaces, youth will also have the opportunity to join free programs that are tailored to youth interests, such as photography, yoga, the art of DJing, entrepreneurship, healthy cooking, and music recording.
Parkdale Recreation Community Centre
75 Lansdowne Avenue
Facilities include a swimming pool, multipurpose rooms and a gymnasium. Programs offered include arts, camps, general interest, sports and youth leadership.
4 Villages Community Health Centre
1700 Bloor Street West and 3446 Dundas Street West
We have a team of health care professionals in one place to look after all your health needs including: routine visits, physical and mental health therapies, and programs to help you manage your health.
Ambulatory Care Centre of St. Joseph's Health Centre
30 The Queensway
Offers assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment and therapy for patients and members of the community, including low cost dental services to low/no income adults offered.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1451 Queen Street West
P: 416-535-8501 ext 2069
Provides a range of addiction and mental health services for youth and adults.
Four Villages Community Health Centre
1700 Bloor Street West
Free services and programs in 18 languages include treatment of acute illnesses and chronic conditions, mental health counselling, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, care and support for healthy children and adults, diabetes management and support nutrition counselling and education.
Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen St W, Toronto M6K 1L2
Provides a range of health services including appointments for routine medical care, diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses, counselling, case management, health promotion group activities on topics related to parenting, diabetes, smoking cessation, and addictions, etc., foot care, wound care, home visits for housebound seniors with disabilities, and much more. Outreach programs include counselling, community kitchen, social recreational programs, etc.
No Ontario Health Insurance required.
St Joseph's Health Centre
30 The Queensway
Provides acute care, community teaching hospital providing primary, secondary and selected tertiary level programs, including a psychiatric unit.
St. Joseph’s After Hours Clinic
The After Hours Clinic is a group of well-established family physicians from the community. The Department of Family Medicine at SJHC has opened an after hours clinic to serve the needs of the community and to provide you with medical care during the hours that your regular doctor is not available.
The clinic is open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays,
and from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Toronto Health Connection
Free telephone intake line. Provides information and access to all Toronto Public Health programs and services. Free, confidential health information and advice is available from a Public Health professional. Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30PM, TTY and translation services are available.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: The Bickle Centre
130 Dunn Avenue
P: 416-597-3422 ext 2000
Provides complex and continuing care as well as long term palliative care.
Central Administration Office, 73 Simcoe St, Ste 308, Toronto
Permanent shared housing in the City of Toronto for single adults on low or fixed income* apartment building and family accommodation in Parkdale.
2238 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
F: (416) 537-2894
Matches potential tenants to contracted homes. Provides subsidies to qualified owners/operators of homes, in exchange for meeting established standards.
High Park Community Alliance is an alliance between homeowners and apartment residents to protect their High Park Neighbourhood.
176 Elm St.
Housing Connections is the point of access to apply for rent-geared-to-income housing in Toronto. We determine eligibility and maintain a centralized waiting list for all rent-geared-to-income housing in the city.
Housing Connections also manages the Rent Supplement Program.
LOFT Community Services
205 Richmond Street West, Suite 301
Residential program – focus on developing skills for independent living; Long term supportive housing services.
Start 103 Non Profit Homes
15 Tyndall Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 2E8
Shared accommodation in houses in Parkdale.
Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Community Housing Unit 9
931 Yonge Street.
Toronto, ON M5T 3M4
Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. It is home to about 164,000 low and moderate-income tenants in 58,500 households, including seniors, families, singles, refugees, recent immigrants to Canada and people with special needs.
The mandate of Toronto Community Housing is to provide quality housing for low and moderate income households and to create community conditions that minimize risk and promote resiliency.
Information & Capacity Building
219 Dufferin St. - King & Dufferin (South of King)
Building 201, Suite 1C, Toronto, ON M6K 3J1
JobStart is a community based, not-for-profit agency helping experienced workers, newcomers to Canada and youth overcome challenges in order to reach their employment goals.
Groups, programs and resources for women with low incomes and living in stressful or abusive situations.
Parkdale Community Information Centre
1303 Queen Street West
The Centre helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services. Internet and telephone access is provided.
Parkdale Project Read
160A Springhurst Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 1C2
Parkdale Project Read is a non-profit, community literacy program that operates an adult learning centre in the Parkdale community.
The Friendly Spike Theatre Band
2466 Dundas Street West - Studio 210
An artist run community based theater that works with Psychiatric Survivors and people with disabilities for individual empowerment and social justice using theater as both stage and tool.
Annette Street Public Library
145 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
P: (416) 393-7692
High Park Public Library
228 Roncesvalles Avenue
Facilities include internet access and word-processing stations and programs for children, teens and adults. Toronto Public Libraries have regular programs for children, youth and adults. For more information regarding programs that are offered throughout the school, call the library closest to you or visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Jane/Dundas Public Library
620 Jane St
P: (416) 394-1014
Parkdale Public Library
1303 Queen Street, West
Runnymede Public Library
2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8
P: (416) 393-7697
Swansea Public Library
95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9
P: (416) 393-7695
Multicultural & Community Services
402 Parkdale Community Bus
P: 416-393-INFO (4636)
The Parkdale Accessible Community Bus provides fully accessible service along a designated route in the Bloor/Lansdowne/Queen area. There’s plenty of room for customers using wheelchairs, scooters, strollers, bundle buggies and people using crutches or canes.
This service is provided at the cost of one TTC ticket/token/metropass; transfers accepted.
Please call 416-393-INFO (4636) for information & fares.
The focus of Baby Point Heritage Foundation efforts involve three core interests:
- to educate and inform residents and the public of the heritage of the neighbourhood, which is historically, architecturally and archaeologically significant to the history of both Ontario and Canada
- through education and awareness programs, help foster local interest in maintaining Baby Point’s historical atmosphere and architectural integrity
- to make application to the City of Toronto for designation of Baby Point as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) as laid out in a formal submission
2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
Provides programs which assist newcomers to settle in Toronto. Services include settlement counselling, information, referrals, orientation and support in settlement related matters including assistance for students in school and job search.
Daily Bread Food Bank
To access food please call 416-203-0050 and Daily Bread will refer you to the Neighbourhood Food Bank in your area. For referrals and information on other programs and income supports call our Advocacy Information Line at 416-203-0050 ext. 261.
Elderly Vietnamese Association Toronto
2001 Dundas Street West
Offers social and recreational programs.
Zoo: Open every day 7:00 am to dusk.
Llama Pen: Open weekends and statutory holidays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm (April until the end of October).
Address: Deer Pen Rd, Toronto, ON
145 Annette Street Toronto, Ontario
Green 13 is a group of Ward 4 residents concerned about the impact humans are having on climate and environment
Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
The Junction Farmers Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all
Junction Seniors Association
2904 Dundas St. W and 3015 Dundas Street W.
Join The Junction Seniors for conversation and make new friends.
The Junction Seniors gather twice a week for a social hour in the Junction neighbourhood:
Kababayan Community Centre
1313 Queen Street West Suite 133
P: (416) 532-3888
Provides a wide range of services to the Filipino community, including referral to health, housing, legal services, information re: OHIP, Child Tax Benefit, SIN, Student Loans / college and university registration requirements, access to computer, fax, copier and internet, youth, women/family, seniors educational and cultural activities, study group program / tutorial for grades 7-12 students and more.
Kosova Community and Information Centre
3416 Dundas Street West, Suite 202
This community centre provides settlement services for the Kosova community.
Parkdale Community Food Bank
1316 King St. W.
Parkdale Intercultural Association
1257 & 1205 Queen StreetWest
P: 416-536-4420 & 416-536-1783
This organization provides settlement programs and services to refugees and new immigrants, and engages in a community development process to nurture a healthy, equitable and sustainable community that builds on the rich diversity of Parkdale.
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
15 Roncesvalles Avenue, Suite 202
This organization provides settlement services and language instruction for newcomers.
Portuguese Interagency Network
85 Glendale Ave #200
Provides assistance to the members of the Portuguese community to access services and supports.
Ravina Community Garden
290 Clendenan Ave
P: (416) 338-4386
Ravina Community Garden aims to provide residents of Ward 4 with a place to come together and grow pesticide-free produce, herbs, and flowers. We also intend to use this space for people to offer educational events related to gardening, cooking and preserving, healthy living and sustaining a vibrant community
Are you concerned about the increased volume of crude oil, and dangerous goods transported by rail across Canada? Get informed, get involved, and join us in standing up for the safety and well-being of our communities.
Sistering-A woman’s place
At Masaryk Cowan Community Centre 220 Cowan Avenue
This organization provides social/recreational day programs for women who are socially isolated and/or living in poverty and in the Parkdale area. Information and referral to housing and housing workers, education classes, health care, therapists, legal services, practical help, and transportation services are also provided.
Somali Family and Child Skills Development Services
2192 Dundas Street West
Early Years Centres provide early learning and literacy programs for parents and children. Programs to help parents and caregivers in all aspects of early child development. Programs on pregnancy and parenting.
South Asian Women’s Centre
800 Lansdowne Avenue
This organization offers settlement services, information and referral, translation and interpretation, advocacy, guidance related to family violence, social assistance, crisis intervention, immigration, citizenship, health education and promotion, and wellness support groups for Bengali, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil women, seniors group for all South Asian women, youth group for girls, homework club for children, tutoring for grades 3-9, and much more.
Swansea Area Seniors Association
95 Lavinia Ave
P: (416) 392-1953
Retired and looking for something new? Why not zoom down to Swansea Town Hall and check us out. We are the Swansea Area Seniors’ Association but you need not be sixty-five to become a member and join our classes. Our membership and class fees are reasonable and class fees are prorated if you join a class mid-term. Come for a single fee tryout. See our schedule on the right for activities, days and times.
The Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario
160 Springhurst Ave, Suite # 201
This organization promotes cross cultural understanding and friendships through education and awareness projects; networking to build friendships; shared community ethnic/heritage events and festivals; and participation with other ethnic groups in recreation and sporting activities.
Ukranian Canadian Social Services
2445 Bloor Street West
This organization provides culturally and linguistically sensitive social support services, and social and recreational group programs for seniors, newcomers, adults and youth.
Capuchin Outreach (St. Francis Table and St Clare Centre)
1322 Queen Street West
St. Francis Table is a restaurant providing community and low-cost lunch and dinner in a dignified manner to those in need.
High Park Baptist Church Outreach Ministries
9 Hewitt Avenue
Food and clothing bank, Tuesday 10:00-3:00.
King-Dunn Community Ministry
Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church
214 Wright Avenue
Poverty awareness education, food project, community garden, community kitchen, groups for individuals with mental health issues, and others arranged on request.
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
1499 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1A3
PARC Drop-In Program
Ccommunity centre emphasizing peer support networks *emergency medical and housing referrals * crisis intervention.
PARC Outreach Program (POP)
Range of support and services to enhance access for consumers/survivors to housing, health care and other community resources.
PARC Healing Centre
Primary health care support for high need persons provided by nurse practitioner and community support staff.
Permanent supportive housing for psychiatric survivors who have experienced homelessness *10 units.
Employment program in partnership with Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses.
Drop-In: 416- 588-0173
Parkdale Community Legal Services
1266 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1L3
Parkdale Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located on Queen Street in the west end of Toronto. We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area.
St. Christopher House – Parkdale Focus
20 West Lodge, Unit 126
1447 King West (Parkdale Focus)
1497 Queen Street West, Suite 103
The Parkdale FOCUS Community builds on existing health promotion, prevention, and early intervention programs with the support of many community players in order to reduce alcohol and other drug misuse in this part of Toronto.
It aims to empower its residents and ensure community participation in youth programs; Drug Awareness Week;outreach to high-risk groups; and educational workshops.
Imagine an entire community looking after their neighbours! Stone Soup Network is working to make this possible. Sharing abundance, building healthy neighbourhoods.
Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors
1709 Bloor St W
Loyola Arrupe is a seniors complex located in west-end Toronto. It houses two residences for seniors (Loyola Arrupe Phase I & II) as well as the Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors, which has many programs for people aged 55 years and older. It is a warm and welcoming place, and actively encourages community participation.
1558 Bloor Street West
Supportive transitional accommodation and refugee help services.
Salvation Army Services to Seniors
Social, recreation and education programs.
St Christopher House
Snacks, coffee, haircuts, recycled clothing, information and referral.
Drug and alcohol prevention programs, especially for persons belonging to vulnerable groups, such as youth, single mothers, homeless or underhoused people. Family programs and Community Parents Outreach Program (CPOP) — for young, single, low income or immigrant mothers and their families.