COVID-19 RESOURCES

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

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
Wearing it safely

Hand Hygiene - Wash often with soap for 20+ seconds.

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

SOCIAL DISTANCING- Two meters apart from others, two.

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

Self Care- Reach out to a professional for help.

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.

LGBT2Q+  Youthline
1-800-268-9688
TXT 647-694-4275

Senior Safety Line
1-866-266-1011

Toronto PFLAG Support Line For families of queer & trans youth 9AM-9PM
416-406-6378
[email protected]

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-888-863-0511

Toronto Distress Centre
408-HELP (4357)
GTA 416-408-4357

Harm Reduction- Disinfect gear & baggies, prepare for unplanned withdrawal.

HARM REDUCTION & 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.

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. 

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.

FOOD
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

HOUSING
Emergency Shelter Support 
Call Central Intake at 1-877-338-3398

Federation of Metro Tenants Associations
Resources for Renters during COVID-19

A welcoming space for LGBTQI2S youth