The Toronto Friendship Centre is a community centre/drop in for people living through "the affordable housing crisis". Job shortages and changes in the social service system have increased the number of people living in hostels and on the streets. The Toronto Friendship Centre provides a safe, warm and friendly place for those who are the most vulnerable in our community, live amongst us on our streets and are at risk every day.
Community support, a warm meal, and a helping hand await every individual who walks through our doors. The Toronto Friendship Centre is a place where people can be themselves without being judged. Full-time and relief staff are dedicated to keeping the center free of violence, sexism, racism, alcohol and drugs. The Toronto Friendship Centre is a place where everyone is welcome.
Informal programs include: a community kitchen, seniors programs, women's programs, restorative justice programs, meal programs, recreational games, employment boards, discussion groups, food services, special events, housing referrals, access to substance abuse counseling and advocacy, life skills and personal hygiene training.