Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC)

(416) 537-2262
(416) 537-4159

info [at] parc [dot] on [dot] ca

Advocacy Description: 

The Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre is a drop-in community centre that imagines a world where extreme poverty no longer exists.

The PARC Drop-In Program provides friendship, social opportunities, group and individual creative expression opportunities. Members can have a shower, receive clothing from our clothing bank, emergency food support, a daily meal, a warm place to sit, people to talk to, internet access, computer assistance and training from other members, volunteer support, transportation assistance, art and music groups, emergency housing/shelter referral and assistance, emergency warming supplies, outings to local cinema, and many other activities.

The Housing Program provides permanent, supportive and affordable housing for twelve PARC members who have been homeless and have a psychiatric history. Currently there are ten residential units on the third floor of our building, and in January 2011 twenty-nine new units were made available to welcome other residents at Edmond Place.

The PARC Outreach Program (POP), with four Outreach mental health support workers, provides intense community support focused on living safely in the community. Individual assistance and support is given to members who are homeless, under-housed or have limited community support.


1499 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6R 1A3