Margaret’s Toronto East Drop-In Centre provides core services for individuals who are homeless/under-housed, primarily within the Dundas-Sherbourne neighborhood.


Days and Hours of Operation

Open onTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Closed Mondays and Fridays.

The standard hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until noon (with extended hours during extreme cold weather alerts))

The center is open when individuals are starting to leave the shelters/hostels for the day.  Our schedule coordinates with other drop-in centers located in the vicinity.


Programs at the Drop-in

•    Structured Programming includes daily meals, clothing security program, nursing care, harm reduction, crisis intervention, mental health and justice, and chiropodist and diabetes clinics.

•    The meal schedule is:

.    Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

.    Soup:    9:00-10:00    a.m.

.    Lunch:      10:30 a.m. – 12 noon


 Nursing care, provided in partnership with Street Health, is offered Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

•    Harm Reduction program is available when the Drop-In is open.

•    Crisis Intervention is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon, for individuals experiencing a crisis

•    The Mental Health and Justice program is available to people living with mental health challenges and who are involved in the criminal justice system. The program is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.


Special hours during Extreme Cold Weather Alert

Margaret’s Toronto East Drop-In Centre remains open 24/7 in January and February, as well as during Public Health identified “Extreme Cold Weather Alerts” (ECWA).  During this period, individuals who are homeless and street-involved can access the center for warmth, hot meals, and beverages. The drop-in also offers support services including referrals to shelters, and long-term individual support available to clients following the termination of the ECWA.   Given the vulnerability to the elements of most clients, especially during freezing weather, Margaret’s Toronto East Drop-In Centre is actively seeking donations of the following items:

•    sleeping bags

•    blankets

•    coats

•    socks

•    undergarments

•    hats

•    scarves

•    gloves



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