LGBTQ Programming in June

Starting in June, Parkdale CHC's LGBTQ Peer Support Group will now be held every Friday. Meet and talk with other LGBTQ-identified folks living in the Parkdale area. Join us for movies, guest speakers, refreshments, and fun! This group meets every Friday from 2-4PM in the Large Group Room.

LGBTQ pride is just around the corner! To celebrate, Parkdale CHC is holding a Parkdale Pride BBQ for LGBTQ-identified individuals and allies. Join us from 6-8PM on Friday June 22nd for a backyard BBQ in our garden. Featuring MC and comedian Zena Lord and a dance performance by Q? Y ART? Project.

For more information, please call Connie at 416.537.2455, extension 232.

June is Senior's Month!

Parkdale CHC will be celebrating Senior's month throughout the month of June. Join us for special programming and events throughout the month, including:

  • Monday June 4th: English Conversation Club, 10-12PM
  • Tuesday June 5th: Senior's Drop-In. Topic: Memory and Aging with special guest Dr. Suvendrini Lena from CAMH, 1-3PM
  • Monday June 11th: English Conversation Club, 10-12PM
  • Tuesday June 12th: Senior's Drop-In. Topic: Elder Abuse Awareness Session and Purple Ribbon Making, 1-3PM
  • Friday June 15th: World Elder Abuse Awareness Community Walk. Meet in the Parkdale CHC lobby at 10:30AM. Discussion and refreshments following the walk.
  • Monday June 18th: English Conversation Club is CANCELLED
  • Tuesday June 26th: Senior's Drop-In. Topic: Let's Celebrate Zumba Gold, 1-3PM
  • Wednesday June 27th: Salad Making Workshop, 10-12PM

To view our calendar of events, please click here and select "Seniors" from the drop down menu.

For more information, or to register, please contact Sandra:416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Parkdale Village Community Open House

On Saturday, June 2nd, there will be a Parkdale Village Community Open House at the new Parkdale Amphitheatre on the corner of Queen St W. and Dufferin, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come rain or shine!

The Open House offers the chance to meet many Parkdale community organizations in one place. A wide variety of groups will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Organizations taking part include the Parkdale Branch of the Toronto Public Library, St. Francis Table, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Greenest City, 11 & 14 Divisions of Toronto Police Service, Parkdale Community Information Centre, and Gallery 1313.

Vendors from the Sorauren Farmer's Market will offer food. Local musicians and other performers will entertain. People will be invited to visit the soon-to-be-opened West End Food Co-op across the street.

The event will be preceded by a Parkdale Village Historical Walk, focusing on Queen Street and the surrounding neighbourhood. The walk, led by historian Roger Riendeau, will leave the Amphitheatre at 11 a.m. and return there by noon, in time for the Open House.

The Open House is sponsored by the Parkdale Residents Association, the Parkdale Village BIA, the West End Food Co-op, the Parkdale Community Development Group, and the Parkdale News.

The growing list of organizations attending is at

Visit the Parkdale News Twitter site for more information at!/TheParkdaleNews. You can also visit us on facebook:

For more information, please contact

Victoria Day Weekend Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday May 19th and Monday May 21st for Victoria Day.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Upcoming Workshops in Harm Reduction

PCHC will be hosting three upcoming workshops on harm reduction:

  • Monday May 28th: Alcohol 101. 
  • Monday June 11th: HIV 101. 
  • Monday June 25th: Alcohol 101. 

A healthy lunch will be provided, including vegetarian options. TTC tokens will also be provided. All workshops will be held in the Medium Group Room (first floor) from 12-2PM.

For more information, please call Jacub: 416.537.2455, ext. 271.

New programming in May: Helping you cope with diabetes

In this free six week program led by our Diabetes Nurse Educator and Diabetes Dietitian, participants will:

  • Learn to recognize the signs of stress
  • Develop coping mechanisms for dealing with stress
  • Learn and share with others who are also experiencing "diabetes burnout"
  • Take back control of your life!

This group runs for six weeks starting Thursday May 17th and will be held in the PCHC Large Group Room.

To register, or for more info, please call: Mel Hergott at 416.537.2455, ext. 236.

For more information about the services and programming offered by our Diabetes Management team, please click here.

To view upcoming programming offered by our Diabetes Management team, please check out our program calendar, and select "Diabetes" from the drop-down menu.


Good Friday Weekend Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th for Good Friday.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

New Programming in March: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Learn how to plan menus, grocery shop, and prepare healthy meals during this upcoming six week program led by our Diabetes Nurse Educator and Diabetes Dietitian. This program is open  to individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Join us from 1:30-3:30PM in the Large Group Room for a registration and information session on Thursday March 29th. This group will run until Thursday May 10th.

To sign up, please call Mel: 416.537.2455, ext. 236.

New LGBTQ Programming in March

Parkdale CHC invites you to an LGBTQ peer support group to meet and talk with other folks living in the Parkdale area.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

WHEN: Every other Friday, 2-4PM starting March 2nd

WHERE: Large Group Room

CONTACT: Call Connie at 416.537.2455, extension 232.

Please check our program calendar under "LGBTQ" for specific dates.

Expansion to Women's Services

Parkdale CHC and St Joseph's Health Centre is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2012, the programs and services offered through the Women's Health Centre at St Joe's will be operated and managed by PCHC. Please click here for more information.