Services for Seniors in Toronto

Food Programs and Community Kitchens

This section contains information about allotment gardens, food programs and community kitchens.

Fresh Vegetables and Fruit

Food Share Toronto
Good Food Box
416-363-6441
90 Croatia St
foodshare.net
• A fresh produce buying club
• Depending on box size and type, customers pay between $13 and $34 for their box
• See the website for more information about food programs in Toronto

Not Far from the Tree
139-639 Dupont St
notfarfromthetree.org
• A program where locally picked fruit is shared with volunteer fruit pickers, tree owners, food banks, shelters and community kitchens
• To register, fill out the online registration form

Community Gardens

Community gardens are located in public parks or private lands where neighbours grow and care for vegetables, flowers and native plant species.

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
416-392-8188 press 1-1
toronto.ca/parks
• Garden plots are in various locations across Toronto, however, there may be a waiting list
• Rental fees for each garden plot are $76.83 tax included

Community Kitchens

In community kitchens people cook together and then eat the prepared meal. Some meals are low cost (ranging from $3 - $7) and others are free. Some kitchens may also require registration. It is best to contact the organization directly to confirm details. Most programs are open to adults as well as seniors. If you are unable to find a community kitchen in the list call the Community Information Line at 416-392- 6655 for a location near you.

Etobicoke/York

Rexdale Women’s Centre
Cooking Club
416-745-0062
21 Panorama Ct
rexdalewomen.org
Mon 12-3 pm
• For community members
• Free


North York

Delta Family Resource Centre
416-747-1172 ext 77
2650 Finch Ave W
dfrc.ca
Tues 9:30-11:30 am
Wed 9:30-11:30 am at 27 Firgrove Cres
• Pre-registration required
• Free

North York Community House
Caribbean Women’s Cook and Talk
416-784-0920 ext 234
1541 Jane St
nych.ca
jfricker@nych.ca
Wed 1-3 pm (each session runs for eight weeks)
• Open to all; call for start date
• Free

Unison Health and Community Services
416-653-5400 ext 1266
1651 Keele St
Fri 10 am-2 pm
• Spanish-speaking 55 +
• Free

Scarborough

Agincourt Community Services
Dorset Park Community Hub
416-321-6912 ext 407
1911 Kennedy Rd
agincourtcommunity
services.com
Fri 10 am-12 pm
• Priority to Dorset Park community members
• Free

HeartBeatz–Cliffcrest Community Centre
416-267-6293 (ask to speak with the nutritionist)
416-267-6297
400 McCowan Rd
heartbeatz.ca
cliffcrest@bellnet.ca
Mon 10 am-1 pm; hours/days may vary, please call ahead
• Newcomers to Canada
• Free

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
416-847-4143
4100 Lawrence Ave E
schcontario.ca
ask@schcontario.ca
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
• Free for community members


Toronto & East York

Mustard Seed Community Kitchen
Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto
416-465-6069
791 Queen St E
fontbonneministries.ca
Tues 3-5:30 pm
• Registration required

Islamic Social Services and Resource Association
Muslim Women’s Cooking Group
416- 767-1531
2375 St. Clair Ave W
issra.ca
zakiyya@issra.ca
Sat 11 am-2 pm
• Open to all
• Free

Scadding Court Community Centre and Kitchen
416-392-0335
707 Dundas St W
scaddingcourt.org
Mon, Thurs noon-4 pm
Last Sunday of each month noon-2 pm family lunch
• Open to all
• Free

South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto
416-461-9042 ext. 340
955 Queen St E
Tues 4-7 pm, alternating months (English)
• Four-week cooking sessions; call for more info about programs offered in English, Cantonese or Mandarin
• For those diagnosed with Type 2 or pre-Diabetes
• Free; registration required

The Stop Community Food Centre
Healthy Meals Kitchen
416-651-7867 ext 23
1884 Davenport Rd
thestop.org/communitycooking
kristyn@thestop.org
2nd & 4th Thurs of the month 3-6 pm
• Low-income adults
• Free

West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House)
The Meeting Place
416-504-4275
588 Queen St W
westnh.org
Thurs, Fri 8:30 am-noon
• Registration required; please call for an appointment
• Fees apply

Yonge Street Mission
416-929-9614 ext 3230
270 Gerrard St E
ysm.on.ca
info@ysm.ca
Fri 10:30 am-1 pm (program hours vary)
• Call to register
• Free


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