Victory for Red Door


On June 11th, City Council voted unanimously to approve Councillor Paula Fletcher’s motion to help secure the long-term future of the Red Door Shelter.

This was a major accomplishment and would not have been possible without the outpouring of support from our entire community and the more than 50,000 supporters who signed the Save the Red Door petition, presented at City Council.

We continue to be in positive discussions with the City of Toronto and we look forward to sharing more good news with you soon.

Our Save the Red Door Campaign was launched in March when our family shelter, under the previous owner, was placed into receivership to be sold.

We have been overwhelmed by the generous support we have received from the community and we sincerely thank everyone who has support our campaign.

Many thanks again to you all for your continued support. We will be providing regular updates to you as we progress on our journey to find a permanent home.


Bernnitta Hawkins
Executive Director

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Latest Updates

June 11 - Great News! City Council Votes to Secure Future of Red Door!

May 26 - Key Step Forward

May 15 - Message from Bernnitta

April 8 - The Community is With us!

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Media Coverage

Toronto Star - June 11, 2014 - City council wants to save Red Door Shelter

Global News - June 11, 2014 - Red Door Shelter finds support from Toronto City Hall

National Post - June 11, 2014 - Toronto city councillors get along in Rob Ford’s absence, agree to rescue Red Door homeless shelter

Beach Mirror - June 11, 2014 - Toronto council voted unanimously to support Red Door Shelter

Now Magazine - June 11, 2014 - Council votes to save Red Door shelter


The Torontoist - April 9, 2014 - Community Rallies to Save Red Door Shelter

Beach Riverdale Mirror - April 8, 2014 - Efforts increase to save Red Door Family Shelter; former mayor joins cause

CBC Toronto - April 7, 2014 - News Toronto - Late Night (starting @7:20)

CTV Toronto - April 7, 2014 - News at 11:30 (starting @8:23)

Toronto Star - April 7, 2014 - Former Red Door residents praise shelter at emergency meeting

Toronto Star - March 26, 2014 - East end community rallies around Red Door shelter


Beach Riverdale Mirror - March 26, 2014 - Red Door Family Shelter’s Queen Street East site is facing an uncertain future

CTV News - March 25, 2014 - News at 11:30 (starting @5:25)

CityNews Toronto - March 25, 2014 - Red Door Family Shelter fights to stay open

Global News - March 25, 2014 - Legal battle puts family shelter in danger

Toronto Star - March 25, 2014 - Real estate dispute threatens future of Red Door family shelter


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