Decades of Dedication

After decades of dedicated service with The Salvation Army, Brenda Wootten and Neil Church have retired. They held integral roles at Toronto Housing & Homeless Supports, providing support to every aspect of the work we do for many, many years. Brenda Wootten’s first job with The Salvation Army was as a waitress at Scotian Glen Camp. Since […]

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A Generous Donation from St. Simon’s ClubbeHouse

It is all-too-rare that we hear “good news” stories from Toronto’s vitally essential emergency homeless shelters system, but such stories are happening every day, even throughout high-risk, high-stress Covid pandemic times. Here is one that actually rises out of unfortunate circumstances. The St. Simon’s Shelter on Bloor East recently closed, permanently, but in a spirit

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Santa Shuffle 2020

This year, we’re going virtual! Run, Walk or Shuffle between December 5 – 12 anywhere, anytime. What It’s All About… All funds raised through this year’s 30th Anniversary Toronto Santa Shuffle will be going directly to Gateway Shelter and Drop-in centre to support individuals experiencing homelessness and marginalization. The Gateway’s operations have been altered due

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I have a confession to make. I think the word ‘relevance’ is overused and over-valued. My opinion of the word, the way it is understood by our culture anyway, is that it is a low bar to set as a standard to aspire to. I think ‘relevance’ is a moving target that changes almost daily,

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The Gateway Turns Fifteen

On Sunday, February 15th we celebrated the Gateway’s 15th anniversary by hosting a birthday party in the drop-in and inviting some local musicians to come and put on a show. It was a great night for our residents, community members, supporters and staff; a joyous occasion all around.   As a shelter, we’ve accomplished a

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