What is the Out of the Cold Program?

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Patrick’s Out of the Cold is part of the cooperative Out of the Cold Program in downtown Toronto. Each winter many faith and community based organizations band together to ensure that on any night of the week people can find shelter, a meal and a bed as an alternative to sleeping outdoors and going hungry.
St. Patrick’s has been a part of this program for about 30 years now and on a regular basis serves meals to about 250 people and offers overnight shelter for 80 people.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of funding from the City of Toronto for floor security, we will not be serving dinner and providing accommodations to our guests at St. Patrick’s for the 2023-24 season. However, to help as many homeless guests and people facing food insecurity as possible, we will be preparing meals at St. Patrick’s which will then be served by two agencies (Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen St. East and St. Felix on Fraser Ave.) at their locations by local staff. We will continue to work with our donors and volunteers to maintain a sense of continuity and respond to the pandemic in the best way possible.

For more information, please contact Antony Man, Director, at ootc@stpatrickstoronto.ca.

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