Child & Family Services

Creating Together Child and Family Centre

1497 Queen St W, Toronto

P: 416-537-1004

E: creatingtogether@rogers.com

W: Visit Website

Parent and caregiver workshops and drop in centre.

CultureLink

2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301

P: 416-588-6288

F: 416-588-2435

E: reception@culturelink.ca

W: Visit Website

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.

More Than Child’s Play Family Resource Centre

Mazaryk Cowan Community Centre, 2nd floor, 220 Cowan Ave

P: 416-516-3917

E: info@morethanchildsplay.org

W: Visit Website

Family Resource Centre and family support programs.

http://morethanchildsplay.org/

My School Co-operative Nursery

116 Fermanagh Avenue, north building, basement
Mailing address: 365 Roncesvalles Ave, Unit 164

P: 416-516-2397

E: myschoolcoop@gmail.com

W: Visit Website

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 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 x3502 or 3505

E: 5ps@pchc.on.ca

W: Visit Website

This program provides support, nutrition and community programs information for pregnant families and families with infants 0-3 years of age.

Queen Victoria Child Care Centre (Formerly Parkdale Beach)

100 Close Ave

P: 416-530-0683

Licensed child care centre.

Stone Soup Network

356 Windermere Avenue

E: info@stonesoupnetwork.com

W: Visit Website

Imagine an entire community looking after their neighbours! Stone Soup Network is working to make this possible. Sharing abundance, building healthy neighbourhoods.

Community Centres

High Park Nature Centre

375 Colborne Lodge Drive in High Park

P: 416-392-1748

E: naturecentre@highpark.org

W: Visit Website

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

E: omari.campbell@toronto.ca

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

P: 416-392-6928

W: Visit Website

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 Community Recreation Centre

75 Lansdowne Avenue

P: 416-392-6696

W: Visit Website

Facilities include a swimming pool, multipurpose rooms and a gymnasium. Programs offered include arts, camps, general interest, sports and youth leadership.

Health Services

4 Villages Community Health Centre

1700 Bloor Street West and 3446 Dundas Street West

P: 416-604-0640

E: info@4villages.on.ca

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-530-6043

W: Visit Website

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 (CAMH)

1451 Queen Street West

P: 416-535-8501

E: info@camh.ca

W: Visit Website

Provides a range of addiction and mental health services for youth and adults.

Parkdale Community Health Centre

1229 Queen St W, Toronto M6K 1L2

P: 416-537-2455

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-530-6000

W: Visit Website

Provides acute care, community teaching hospital providing primary, secondary and selected tertiary level programs, including a psychiatric unit.

St. Joseph’s After Hours Clinic

P: 416-530-6377

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-338-7600

W: Visit Website

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.

UHN Toronto Rehab: The Bickle Centre

130 Dunn Avenue

P: 416-597-3422 ext 2000

W: Visit Website

Provides complex and continuing care as well as long term palliative care.

Housing

Ecuhome

149 Jameson Ave

P: 416-593-9313

E: info@ecuhome.ca

W: Visit Website

Permanent shared housing in the City of Toronto for single adults on low or fixed income* apartment building and family accommodation in Parkdale.

Head Office:

73 Simcoe St. Suite 308
Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

West End Office:

149 Jameson Ave.
Toronto, ON M6K 2Y3

East End Office:

76 Pembroke St.
Toronto, ON M5A 2N8

Habitat Services

2238 Dundas Street West, Suite 301

P: 416-537-2721

F: (416) 537-2894

E: info@habitatservices.org

W: Visit Website

Matches potential tenants to contracted homes. Provides subsidies to qualified owners/operators of homes, in exchange for meeting established standards.

High Park Community Alliance

E: highparkcommunityalliance@gmail.com

W: Visit Website

High Park Community Alliance is an alliance between homeowners and apartment residents to protect their High Park Neighbourhood.

Housing Connections

176 Elm St.

P: 416-338-8888

E: ask@housingconnections.ca

W: Visit Website

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

15 Toronto St, 9th Floor Suite

P: 416-979-1994

F: 416-979-3028

E: info@loftcs.org

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-588-4706

Shared accommodation in houses in Parkdale.

Toronto Community Housing Corporation

P: 416-981-5500

E: help@torontohousing.ca

W: Visit Website

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

JobStart

219 Dufferin St. - King & Dufferin (South of King)
Building 201, Suite 1C, Toronto, ON M6K 3J1

P: 416-231-2295

F: 416-253-2728

W: Visit Website

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.

Opportunity for Advancement

1011 Dufferin St.

P: 416-787-1481

E: info@ofacan.com

W: Visit Website

Groups, programs, and resources for women with low incomes and living in stressful or abusive situations.

Parkdale Community Information Centre

1303 Queen Street West

P: 416-393-7689

W: Visit Website

The Centre helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services. Internet and telephone access is provided.

Parkdale Project Read

1209 King St. W, Unit 2

P: 416-531-6308

E: info@parkdaleprojectread.org

W: Visit Website

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

E: friendlyspikeSPAMFILTER@globalserve.net

W: Visit Website

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.

Libraries

Annette Street Public Library

145 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3

P: (416) 393-7692

W: Visit Website

High Park Public Library

228 Roncesvalles Avenue

P: 416-393-7671

W: Visit Website

The branch has extended its hours to open on Sundays as Parkdale Public Library is closed for approximately 3 months, as of April 8th, 2019.

Jane/Dundas Public Library

620 Jane St

P: (416) 394-1014

W: Visit Website

Parkdale Public Library

1303 Queen Street, West

P: 416-393-7686

W: Visit Website

The branch will be closing for approximately 3 months, as of April 8th, 2019, to redesign and revitalize the main floor. Please return all materials to nearby locations.

Runnymede Public Library

2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8

P: (416) 393-7697

W: Visit Website

Swansea Public Library

95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9

P: (416) 393-7695

W: Visit Website

Multicultural & Community Services

Albanian Canadian Association Kosova

3416 Dundas Street West, Suite 202

P: 416-760-0172

E: kosova@bellnet.ca

This community centre provides settlement services for the Kosova community.

Baby Point Heritage Foundation

E: info@babypointheritage.com

W: Visit Website

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

CultureLink

2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301

P: 416-588-6288

F: 416-588-2435

E: reception@culturelink.ca

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-203-0050

E: info@dailybread.ca

W: Visit Website

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.

http://www.dailybread.ca/

Elderly Vietnamese Association Toronto

2001 Dundas Street West

P: 416-516-5238

E: thanghoang@sympatico.ca

Offers social and recreation programs like drop-ins, information, counselling, translation, and visits to homes and hospitals.

Friends of High Park Zoo

Deer Pen Rd

P: 416-823-8167

E: friends@highparkzoo.ca

W: Visit Website

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.

Green 13

145 Annette Street Toronto, Ontario

W: Visit Website

Green 13 is a group of Ward 4 residents concerned about the impact humans are having on climate and environment

High Park Stewards

Infront of 200 Parkside Dr

E: stewards@highparknature.org

W: Visit Website

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.

https://www.facebook.com/highparksteward/

Junction Market

2960 Dundas St W

E: info@junctionmarket.ca

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-767-8844

E: seniors@junctionra.ca

W: Visit Website

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

E: office@kababayan.org

W: Visit Website

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.

Parkdale Community Food Bank

1499 Queen Street W

P: 416-532-2375

E: info@pcfb.ca

W: Visit Website

The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in November 2007, after the threatened closure of the 25 years old Saint Phillip’s Pantry. At that time, Parkdale’s food bank was at risk of disappearing.

Parkdale Intercultural Association

1257 & 1205 Queen StreetWest

P: 416-536-4420 & 416-536-1783

E: pia@piaparkdale.com

W: Visit Website

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

27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 407

P: 416-533-9471

F: 416-533-4074

E: info@polycultural.org

W: Visit Website

This organization provides settlement services and language instruction for newcomers.

Ravina Community Garden

290 Clendenan Ave

E: ravinagarden@gmail.com

W: Visit Website

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

Safe Rail Communities

P: 416-553-2457

E: infosaferail@gmail.com

W: Visit Website

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

Masaryk Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Avenue

P: 416-588-3939

E: general_info@sistering.org

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-491-8922

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

P: 416-537-2276

E: info@sawc.org

W: Visit Website

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 Senior’s Association (SASA)

95 Lavinia Ave

P: 416-392-1953

E: swanseaareaseniors@gmail.com

W: Visit Website

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

P: 416-410-5606

E: info@ctao.org

W: Visit Website

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 W

P: 416-763-4982

E: tlradmin@ucss.info

W: Visit Website

This organization provides culturally and linguistically sensitive social support services, and social and recreational group programs for seniors, newcomers, adults and youth.

Outreach Services

Capuchin Outreach (St. Francis Table and St Clare Centre)

1322 Queen Street West

P: 416-532-4172

W: Visit Website

St. Francis Table is a restaurant providing community and low-cost lunch and dinner in a dignified manner to those in need.

Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)

1499 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1A3

P: 416-537-2262

F: 416-537-4159

E: info@parc.on.ca

W: Visit Website

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.

PARC Housing
Permanent supportive housing for psychiatric survivors who have experienced homelessness *10 units.

PARC Employment
Employment program in partnership with Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses.

Office: 416-537-2262
Administration:
416-537-2591
Drop-In: 416- 588-0173

Parkdale Community Legal Services

1229 Queen St. W

P: 416-531-2411

F: 416-531-0885

E: mailbox@parkdalelegal.org

W: Visit Website

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.

Parkdale United

171 Dunn Ave

P: 416-532-4775

F: 416-532-4334

E: pucminister@phoenixplace.com

W: Visit Website

Poverty awareness education, food project, community garden, community kitchen, groups for individuals with mental health issues, and others arranged on request.

Stone Soup Network

356 Windermere Avenue

E: info@stonesoupnetwork.com

W: Visit Website

Imagine an entire community looking after their neighbours! Stone Soup Network is working to make this possible. Sharing abundance, building healthy neighbourhoods.

The Period Purse

P: 416-518-8400

E: Hello@ThePeriodPurse.com

W: Visit Website

The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity and reduce the stigma surrounding periods

Westminster Chapel at High Park – Outreach Ministries

9 Hewitt Avenue

P: 416-466-8819

E: info@westminsterchapel.ca

W: Visit Website

Food and clothing bank, Saturdays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm).

Many seniors and their caregivers face loneliness and isolation and Westminster wants to make a difference. Join on Thursdays at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the front lobby for board games with seniors from the community. For more information, or if you would like to help during the event, please e-mail Community Care or call 416-466-8819 ext. 309.

Supportive Housing

Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors

1709 Bloor St W

P: 416-766-7977

E: admin@lac1709.ca

W: Visit Website

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.

Romero House

1558 Bloor Street West

P: 416-763-1303

F: 416-763-2939

E: info@romerohouse.org

W: Visit Website

Supportive transitional accommodation and refugee help services.

Salvation Army Services to Seniors

W: Visit Website

Social, recreation and education programs.

West Neighbourhood House (Formerly St Christopher’s)

1497 Queen St W

P: 416-532-4828

E: info@westnh.org

W: Visit Website

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.