Community Development Projects - West Neighbourhood House

Parkdale will soon be home to the first social medicine housing built in Canada. The project, currently under construction at 150 Dunn Avenue, will provide 51 new homes for unhoused neighbours who are also facing chronic, complex health conditions.

This is a new supportive housing model that combines direct onsite supports with health care access to help …

Read more Welcoming Social Medicine Housing in Parkdale

block text: rethinking community safety: a step forward for Toronto

On behalf of Toronto Neighbourhood Centres (TNC), West Neighbourhood House Board President Rona Abramovitch spoke to the Toronto City Council Executive Committee on Jan. 27.  She spoke out in support of a proposed pilot project that would transform community safety and reduce overpolicing, including by introducing a new non-police model of response. Rona stressed the …

Read more Supporting community safety and alternatives to policing

seniors gather at West Lodge to dicuss issues of affordable housing

The West End Coalition for Housing Justice is a community development initiative to empower local residents to get involved in the development process and advocate for affordable housing that meets the needs of all neighbours.

Campaign Spotlight: Bill 109 is Not Enough

There are big changes to how planning works in our communities. The government of Ontario has …

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Fix the 6ix is a grassroots organization launched in 2016 by students at York University to address poverty in Toronto.

Fix the 6ix is rooted in the philosophy that Toronto belongs equally to everyone, and that much is to be gained by supporting all individuals who call the 6ix ‘home’.

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Read more Fix the 6ix: Advocating for and serving the homeless community in Toronto

A group of participants, volunteers and staff head out to talk to our neighbours

Community Sweep + Community Check in
Every year West Neighbourhood House reaches out to the broader community to get feedback on a wide range of issues. Teams of staff, volunteers and participants knock on doors, visit businesses, attend festivals and talk with people at main intersections to conduct our “Community Sweep”.

The conversations change year to year …

Read more Annual Community Engagement and Planning

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