Our communities face unique challenges in this difficult time, particularly our most marginalized. But we also have a long history of overcoming together.

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Do your part to flatten the curve & protect others

Pride Toronto is looking at ways we can to continue to try and respond to the immediate/urgent needs of our communities. We will continue to update this page with community resources and COVID-19 information: Please use Toronto Public Health for official COVID-19 Health Information and City Updates. The 519 COVID-19 Information and Updates webpage is an excellent resource for health, food, & other support services available 7 days a week. Our communities face unique challenges in this difficult time, particularly our most marginalized. Our communities face unique challenges in this difficult time, particularly our most marginalized.

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Wear a Mask

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Wear a mask – Mandatory  Everyone in Toronto is now required to wear a mask or face covering when entering indoor public spaces. Masks or face coverings are also mandatory when travelling on the TTC & GO Transit.
Selecting a mask (PDF )
Wearing it safely (PDF )

Hand Hygiene

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Hand Hygiene
Wash your hands often with soap & water for 20+ seconds. Avoid touching your face. Disinfect items that are frequently touched.

Social Distancing

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Social Distancing
Social distancing means keeping two meters apart from others. 2m apart. That’s over 6.5 feet. Apart.

Self Care

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Self Care
Prioritize your routine and limit consumption of media. Focus on things you can control. Text and call friends and family. Eat well. Notice your feelings. Reach out to a professional for help.

Isolation can be scary if home isn’t a safe place for you. Crisis lines are open 24/7 during these times.

Harm Reduction

A graphic of a hand and a heart. Harm Reduction. Disinfect gear & Baggies, Prepare for Unplanned Withdrawal

Harm Reduction and COVID-19 Don’t share gear. Prep your own drugs. Get extra harm reduction supplies. Disinfect drug wraps. Prepare for unplanned withdrawal. Respond to overdose with personal protective equipment. More tips for safer injection (PDF ).

Harm Reduction Supplies & Locations
277 Victoria St (Yonge & Dundas) Mon-Sat 10AM-10PM(416) 392-0520
The Works at Toronto Public Health continues to offer harm reduction supplies and supervised injection services.
Pieces to Pathways (P2P)
Text/Call Pam (they/them)(647) 209-2043
A peer-led initiative offering Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBT2Q+ youth (ages 16-29). All staff are queer and/or trans-identified and have their own experiences of substance use and recovery.
Cool Spaces for You
Up-to-date map & opening hours for City of Toronto Emergency Cooling Centres. Centres open during Heat Warnings only. Most centres open 11am to 7pm, except Metro Hall, which opens 24 hours.
Alcohol Rehab Help
Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide founded in 2020. Our site was created to help those struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD), substance use disorders (SUD), and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.

Resources for Transgender People

Trans Lifeline
1 (877) 330-6366
For trans and gender non-conforming people
COVID-19 Guide for Transgender People
National Center for Transgender Equality (USA)
Trans Care During COVID-19 
ARCH Guelph – online support chat
Info for postponed surgeries due to COVID-19 
National Center for Transgender Equality (USA)

Resources for People with HIV/AIDS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & HIV
An overview
Ontario HIV Treatment Network
COVID-19 resources for people living with HIV
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
COVID-19 Resources
Toronto HIV/AIDS Network Special COVID-19 Updates
THN Updates e-Newsletter
Ontario AIDS Network
Access to HIV Medication
Gay Guys, Sex, PnP & COVID-19 (ACT)
COVID-19 questions and answers
Ontario AIDS Network Agencies & Service Availability
Agency Closures
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Flatten Inequality: Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
HIV & COVID-19: an FAQ

Resources for Seniors

Excellent Care, Decency, and Optimal Living


Daily Break Food Bank
Check website for operating updates
The 519 Community Centre
Free Takeaway Meals given out at Fabarnak Cafe Mon-Fri 1&4PM; Sat-Sun 12:30PM


Emergency Shelter Support
Call Central Intake at 1 (877) 338-3398
Federation of Metro Tenants Associations
Resources for Renters during COVID-19
Friends of Ruby
A welcoming space for LGBTQI2S youth

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