NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Covenant House Toronto

COVID19  Emergency shelter intake closed to new clients until April 20, and Community Support Services drop-in closed until April 23, 2021

Before visiting, call first for details on intake, status of takeaway meals and drop-in (by appointment only), and available programs and supports, or visit website for updates


Crisis intervention centre, residential, non-residential and community support services, including education, pastoral ministry, runaway prevention program, day program and community youth meal programs

Community Support Services, 416-204-7037
Drop-in for ex-residents and non-residents
  • hot meal or food package
  • clothing and hygiene necessities
  • showers and laundry
  • assessment and referrals
  • counselling
  • health care
  • housing help
  • legal resources, ID clinic
  • literacy and life skills
  • assistance in finding and keeping a job
  • computers and free wifi
  • recreation
Health Care Services
Primary medical care
  • diagnostic services and referrals
  • health education
  • assistance in obtaining medical coverage
  • access to family practice doctor and psychiatrist,
Online information, fact sheets and advice on youth issues and homelessness, and searchable resource directory of services

Life skills support for high-risk students attending alternative educational programs at Sheppard Centre Catholic School, in partnership with Toronto Catholic District School Board (see separate listing)

Member agency of Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN), and member of Daily Bread Food Bank
COVID19 Emergency shelter intake closed to new clients until April 20, and Community Support Services drop-in closed until April 23, 2021
Homeless and runaway youth 16-24 years
Application Process
COVID 19 New clients should register at and bring Client ID Number received at end of online registration
Call or drop in to food bank: at initial intake assessment discussion, income and address information, and identification for household members, may be requested (call for details)
Toll Free
416-593-4849 - Emergency Intake
Visit Website
Mailing Address
20 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3
English, French, Spanish, Other languages may be available,
Carol Howes, Program Services Director
Designated parking at entrance - unloading only ; Easy access to elevator - side entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall - main program area ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door - 3rd floor ; Wheelchair accessible shower and bathroom stalls - girls residential floor
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Last Updated On
February 26, 2021
20 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3
Covenant House Toronto Site Location: Covenant House Toronto;
Cross street: Yonge St and Gerrard St E;

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Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
COVID19 Shelter intake and drop-in temporarily closed, call for details --- Shelter open Mon-Sun 24 hours; takeaway meals available Mon-Sun 11:30 am-7 pm; drop-in available by appointment Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon-5 pm; call for details
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