Community resources

Emergency Services
For all emergencies, call: 911 (includes fire, health emergencies and crimes in progress)

Toronto Police 11th Division, 2054 Davenport Road -416-808-1100
Toronto Police 14th Division, 350 Dovercourt Road- 416-808-1400

Local Government Offices/Elected Officials:
Cheri DiNovo, MPP:  2849 Dundas Street West:  416-763-5630 (provincial concerns)
Arif Virani, MP: 416-769-5072 (federal concerns)
Councillor Sarah Doucette, Ward 13:  416-392-4072 (municipal concerns for Ward 13)
Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14:  416-392-7919 (municipal concerns for Ward 14)
TDSB Ward 7 Trustee Robin Pilkey:  416-395-8787 (concerns with the TDSB [Toronto District School Board])
TCDSB Ward 10 Trustee Barbara Poplawski:  416-512-3410 (concerns with the TCDSB [Toronto Catholic District School Board])

Child Care
Toronto Childcare locator
Finding Childcare in Ontario
Ontario Early Years Centre:  2918 Dundas St. W. 416-762-3700
Creating Together Parkdale: 1497 Queen St W – 416-537-1004
Family Fun: 100 High Park Ave (Rec Room), Buzzer code 550, 416-762-3700 (only open Thursdays 9:30-11:30am)
More Than Child’s Play Family Resource Centre: Masaryk Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Ave, 2nd Fl, -416-516-3917
Parkdale Parents’ Primary Prevention Project (5P’s): 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 301 & 503. 416-537-8222 ext 505
Swansea Family Drop-In Program: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave., Mondays 9:30-11:30am

City of Toronto: Dial: 311

Community/Recreation Centres
Annette Community Recreation Centre – 333 Annette Street — 416-392-0736
Holy Family Community Recreation Centre: 141 Close Avenue – 416-392-6695
Keele Street Community Centre: 181 Glenlake Ave. – 416-392-0695
Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre:  220 Cowan Avenue – 416-392-6928
Parkdale Community Recreation Centre: 75 Lansdowne Avenue – 416-392-6696
Swansea Community Recreation Centre: 15 Waller Ave. — 416-392-6796
Swansea Town Hall:  95 Lavinia Ave. – 416-392-1954

Health Care
NEED A FAMILY DOCTOR?  Health Care Connect will find you one.
Telehealth Ontario: 24-Hour Health Information Line, (Toll-free) – 1-866-797-0000
Parkdale Community Health Centre: 1229 Queen Street West – 416-537-2455
St. Joseph’s Health Centre (hospital): 30 The Queensway – 416-530-6000
The Four Villages Community Health Centre: 1700 Bloor St W./3446 Dundas St. W. – 416-604-0640
Community Care Access Centre, Toronto: 416-506-9888
Toronto Central Healthline (CCAC gathered health care resources)
Ontario Dental Association
Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman (For if you have tried resolving health concerns with a public hospital(s), long term care home(s) or CCAC services through their existing complaint mechanisms, and your concerns have not been resolved–read more in link)

AccessPoint (housing assistance for those struggling with mental health):  416-640-1934
Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario
Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario – 416-597-5855
Tenants’ Rights:  Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (please see their fantastic Tenant Survival Manual)
Homeless Hotline (City of Toronto) – 416-392-3777
Hostels (General Information) – 416-392-8741
Housing Connections (for subsidized city housing) – 416-981-6111
Toronto Community Housing: 416-981-5500
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) – 1-866-296-MPAC (6722)
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

Human Rights
Ontario Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Egale Canada
Centre for Women’s Studies in Education
ARCH Disability Law
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)

Energy/Gas/Hydro Assistance
The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) (to help with high energy costs for low-income Ontarians)
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (assists with a one-time grant for those who have been or may be disconnected)
Emergency Energy Fund (for Torontonians facing energy-related emergencies)
Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit (for low-to-moderate income individuals to help with property tax and the sales tax on energy bills)

Food Banks/Clothing/Etc.

Westminster Chapel at High Park: 9 Hewitt Ave Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre: 1499 Queen St W – 416-537-2262
Daily Bread Food Bank: 191 New Toronto St., Etobicoke – 416-203-0050
St Francis Table: ($1 donation per meal,) Lunch — Tue-Fri 12 noon-1, Sun 12 noon-1 * supper — Mon-Thu 4:30-6
St Philip’s Pantry: 1316 King St W, 416-532-2375

Help for Immigrants and Refugees
CultureLink: for newcomers to Ontario: 2340 Dundas Street West –  416-588-6288
Ontario Immigration
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Kababayan Community Centre: 1313 Queen Street West, #133 – 416-532-3888
Parkdale Intercultural Association: 1257 Queen St. W. – 416-536-4420 and 1365 Queen St. W – 416-536-1783

Residents Associations
Bloor West Village Residents’ Association
Parkdale Residents’ Association
Roncesvalles MacDonnell Residents’ Association
Roncesvalles Village Residents’ Association
High Park Residents’ Association
West Bend Community Association
Old Mill Humbercrest Neighbourhood Association

Tenants’ Associations
High Park Tenants’ Association – email them here
West Lodge Tenants’ Association
Parkdale Organize!

Business Improvement Areas
Babypoint Gates BIA
Bloor By The Park BIA
Bloor West Village BIA
Junction BIA
Parkdale Village BIA
Roncesvalles Village BIA

Other Parkdale-High Park Resources
High Park Community Advisory Council
Parkdale Project Read

Public Library Branches
Annette Branch: 145 Annette St. – 416-393-7692
High Park Branch: 228 Roncesvalles Ave – 416-393-7671
Parkdale Branch: 1303 Queen St. W – 416-393-7686
Swansea Branch: 95 Lavinia Ave – 416-393-7695
Runnymede Branch:  2178 Bloor St. W – 416-393-7697

Social/Legal Services etc.
Parkdale Community Information Center: 1303 Queen Street West (in the library) – 416-393-7689
Parkdale Community Legal Services: 1226 Queen Street West -416-531-2411
West Toronto Community Legal Services:  2333 Dundas St. W., 416-531-7376
JusticeNet (not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees): 8185 Yonge St., Suite 213, Thornhill – 416-479-0551 or 1-866-919-3219 Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Canadian Family Law Lawyers Network:1-888-660-4869 24 hours a day
ARCH Disability Law Centre: 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor,  intake hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5pm – Tel: 416-482-8255, TTY: 416-482-1254
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE): 2 Carlton Street, Suite 701, hours of service are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday  – 416-598-2656
Workers Action Centre:  Workers’ Rights Info Line (416) 531-0778

Help for Seniors
Parkdale Golden Age Foundation: 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Ste 401 – 416-536-6077
West Toronto Support Services:  Including home care, Meals on Wheels etc. – 416-653-3535
Community Care Access Centre, Toronto: 416-506-9888
Swansea Area Seniors Association:  416-392-1953