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And remember: many agencies and social services are closed or limiting services. Try to call ahead so you can be screened and you can get service. Find phone numbers of agencies at #211. And City of Toronto services at #311.
The Corner Drop-in (260 Augusta Ave., Toronto) is closed Friday and Monday but open our usual hours 8-11:30am on Sunday. Our OPS is also open Sunday 8am-2pm, but closed on Friday and Monday.
Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square) will be serving take-out from 11 am to 1 pm Good Friday, Easter Sunday and that Monday.
St. Stephen-in-the-fields (103 Bellevue Ave., 416-921-6350), Toronto will also be continuing all meal and drop in services through the long weekend.
St. Felix (25 Augusta Ave – rear door) will be open for the long weekend with to go meals during meal service & bagged sandwiches 24/7. Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon Breakfast 7:00 – 8:00 Lunch – 11:30 – 1:00 Dinner 5:00-6:30
PARC (1499 Queen St W.) is open Good Friday 12:30-4:30 and Easter Monday 9-1. During both times will be providing meals at the door, and homeless folks can coming into the drop-in space for services.
Syme Woolner neighbourhood Family Centre (2468 Eglinton Ave W).
We are providing only takeaway breakfast and lunch 7 days/week (Due attention is paid to social distancing). Each day 50-60 takeaway meals are handed out
Our Place (1183 Davenport Road Lower Level – Entrance on, Delaware) is giving hot take-away meals on Friday, 2-5pm. We will be closed Sat/Sun/Mon and back to giving takeaway meals 2-5, Tuesday-Friday
The Stop (1884 Davenport Road, Toronto) is closed for Good Friday. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri – Take away Breakfast from 9am – 10am Take away Lunch from 12pm – 1pm. Foodbank Monday and Thursday from 12pm – 3pm Advocacy Office Phone Line – Monday to Friday from 10am – 2pm (416) 652-7867 ex. 243
Evergreen Centre for Street Youth 365 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G3; Phone: 416-929-9614 Ext 2200 closed Friday & Monday
Fred Victor CRC 40 Oaks will be closed Friday and Monday.
St. John the Compassionate Mission: Broadview Drop-in
St John’s155 Broadview Ave will be open regular hours Friday 5:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday 5:00 to 2:00 pm. Closed Friday & Saturday April 17-18, 2020 for Deep Cleaning
Warden Woods drop in is closed both Friday and Monday
The virtual public forum shone a spotlight on critical needs facing 2.6 million Ontarians with disabilities and over 6 million Canadians with disabilities, such as:
4. Events – Social Distancing
Always check before heading out to an event. Legally events of under 5 people are permitted (as of writing) but many are cancelled for safety. Some of us are actually experts at surviving and thriving in isolation.
Drug users in British Columbia are facing two overlapping public health emergencies: COVID-19 and the overdose crisis. Now that countries are closing their borders–the price of street drugs have also started to rise. It’s a grim time. Vancouver just saw the largest spike in fatal ODs since last year.
But there’s also a glimmer of hope: the government has finally agreed to provide us with safer prescription alternatives to street drugs. If you have a “Substance Use Disorder” in British Columbia, you can now access a bunch of prescription opioids, benzos and stimulants –something we’ve been demanding for years.
Resources for Consumer / Survivors / People who use substances / Service and Substance Users / Fun Folks in TORONTO AREA
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