What’s On

1884 Davenport

Our main location helps people meet their immediate needs with dignified and respectful community programs and services—all centered around fresh, nutritious, and nourishing food.

Due to COVID-19, The Stop has shifted our resources away from community programming and towards emergency food access services. Our Food Bank and takeaway meals will be available on NEW HOURS. Click to read more. 

 

View our March program calendar

Food Bank

Our Food Bank provides a three-day supply of food, once per month, to individuals and families who live in our catchment area. ID with name and address is required to register.

Through creative partnerships and the support of our donors, our hampers always feature fresh produce, milk, eggs, and whole grains. Hampers highlight a seasonal vegetable—our Food of the Month—and give examples on cooking it with food demos and recipes.

  • Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11am3pm
  • Contact Mike at 416-652-7867 ext. 227 or mike@thestop.org

Drop-in

Our Drop-in is a safe and welcoming places where anyone, regardless of where they live, can enjoy nutritious food, meet others, and access information on social issues and community resources.

We provide a healthy breakfast and lunch four days a week, plus a weekly ID clinic, nutrition counselling, and housing, legal, and settlement services. We also offer workshops on tenants’ and employment rights, movie screenings and arts & crafts, and demonstrations on how to make low-cost, healthy, and delicious meals.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9am3pm.
  • Breakfast 9am10am, lunch 12pm1pm.
  • Contact Mike at 416-652-7867 ext. 227 or mike@thestop.org

Community Kitchens

Community cooking brings people together to learn, cook, and share nutritious, culturally-diverse, and inexpensive meals. We offer a range of cooking groups, all designed to build food skills, reduce social isolation, and increase access to healthy food, while connecting people to other resources. No registration required, just drop in!

  • Men’s Cooking Group (Mondays, 2:30pm5:30pm)
  • Sabor Latino (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month; 3:30pm7:30pm)
  • Just a Pinch of Soul (2nd and 4th Thursday of each month; 3pm6:30pm)

Contact Hussein at 416-652-7867 ext. 238 or hussein@thestop.org.

Community Action Program

The Community Action Program empowers people experiencing poverty and marginalization to challenge chronic income and food insecurity by building stronger community support networks, raising political consciousness, and taking direct action.

The Community Advocacy Office is a peer-run project where trained advocates provide information, referrals, and general assistance to fellow community members. All services are strictly confidential.

  • 1884 Davenport: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11am3pm.
  • The Stop’s Wychwood Open Door: Wednesdays, 9am2pm.

Community Action Training is a two-part course, each with six weekly sessions, focusing on both individual and systemic action. All Community Advocates are required to complete the training program.

Contact Joanna at 416-652-7867 ext. 235 or joanna.p@thestop.org.

Financial Empowerment and Economic Justice

Financial Empowerment

Behind on your taxes? You could qualify for valuable returns! Our Financial Empowerment program runs a free, year-round tax clinic with slots available every second Friday from 9am-12pm. Call Roxanne at 416 652 7867 x237 to see if you qualify and to book an appointment.

Economic Justice

The Economic Justice Project works with people who have lived experience of poverty to ease their personal financial stresses, identify systemic causes, and advocate for broader change. Click to view and share the poster.

Good Food Market

From 11am3pm on Tuesdays, we invite everyone to visit our Good Food Market, where we offer fresh and affordable produce for sale in our Food Bank space.

Contact Mike at 416-652-7867 ext: 227 or mike@thestop.org.

Healthy Beginnings

Please view our COVID-19 Resource list here.

Healthy Beginnings is a weekly pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program for people who are pregnant and who live in our catchment area (north of Bloor, south of Rowntree, west of Yonge, and east of Jane). Participants can join any stage of pregnancy and stay six months post-natally

Healthy Beginnings offers information, education, and support through group workshops with opportunities to talk individually with a team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, and family support workers. It also provides a healthy lunch, food hamper, food vouchers, and free childcare.

  • Wednesdays, 10am1pm (lunch at 12pm).
  • Contact Christina at christina@thestop.org or 416-652-7867 ext. 221