News | Red Door Family Shelter


July 29th, 2020

Updated September 3rd

It has come to our recent attention that an individual has been fraudulently canvassing the North York, and Dundas West/Runnymede neighbourhoods door-to-door selling chocolate bars claiming to represent Red Door. We want to clarify that this individual does not represent Red Door and is unfortunately misleading the community. If you encounter an individual claiming to be fundraising for Red Door, please email

June 9th, 2020

To all Red Door Supporters,

Thank you for standing up with us and condemning anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. Your ongoing support of the critical services provided by Red Door Family Shelter allows us to provide inclusive and crucial services to the many homeless families who are personally impacted by the visible and invisible violence of racism.  

June 4th, 2020

Updated June 4th, 2020

Ontario has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency until June 30th in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The Red Door Family Shelter remains committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and community as we go through this challenging time together.

We continue to provide emergency shelter for homeless families and for women and children escaping domestic abuse. We are also serving outreach clients, who are former residents building new lives in their own homes.

June 3rd, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic affects us all, many of you have reached out asking how you can help our families. We are deeply appreciative of your thoughtfulness and welcome your support.

There are 3 ways you can have an immediate impact: 

May 21st, 2020

a happy family in front of a glass building

By Kathryn Hill

April 3rd, 2020

A resident and her children moved into interim accommodations yesterday, April 2, that provides her enhanced privacy and the ability to self-isolate. This was a planned move as it had become apparent that our shelter was not equipped to meet the complexity of her needs. This is not a decision we take lightly. We are collaborating with the city to find her more suitable long-term accommodations and we are confident she and her children will be taken care of.

February 26th, 2020

Wow!! A huge thank you to our incredible community for making our first ever Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk sooo amazing! Congratulations to our amazing teams and walkers for raising over $90,000 to provide shelter and support for over 350 families in 2020! Thank you for changing lives! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

December 3rd, 2019

Hear our Fundraising Coordinator, Kirsten Cooney speak with Wolfgang Klein interview on AM640's The Wolf of Bay Street, about the Red Door and our Coldest Night of the Year event.  Interview @29:00 - 42:00.