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June 2nd, 2015

Our Spring Newsletter is out. Read about our latest updates and how your support is making a huge difference to help families build brighter futures.  Read the newsletter here.

May 6th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Toronto City Council has unanimously approved the financing to build the new Red Door shelter at 875 Queen East.

Our new facility will have 20,000 feet of brand new, purpose built shelter space with 94 beds.  The City of Toronto will build and own the shelter space on the property and lease it to the Red Door at a nominal cost ($1/annum).

Thank you Paula Fletcher for your tremendous support!

April 30th, 2015

Our Capital Campaign to raise funds for equipment, furnishings and resident services at our new shelter is underway.

We have exciting plans to help transform the lives of homeless families by delivering high-quality support services in a new purpose-built family shelter that will replace our aging and inadequate facility. Construction is expected to start in late 2016 and be completed in late 2018.  Learn more about our campaign.

April 22nd, 2015

We're thrilled to announce that Team Red Door raised over $12,700 (and still counting...) in the Toronto Yonge Street 10k!

The Red Door was chosen as the official charity for the run this year, and over 50 runners and walkers joined our team to fundraise in support of our Children's Programs.

Thank you to everyone who participated and who sponsored our team to help provide children recovering from homelessness and abuse with happy and healthy memories to carry with them into their new lives.

April 16th, 2015

To everyone who participated in Macaron Day 2015, THANK YOU!  Together you helped raised $4,600 in support of our food bank which helps almost 200 families in the community each year.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Michel Firanski of La Bamboche and the many other patisseries who generously donated their time and energy into making Macaron Day a huge success for the 4th year in a row! 

Thanks to:

April 13th, 2015

To all of our amazing Volunteers,

During National Volunteer week and every day, thank you for giving the gift of your time!

April 8th, 2015

The Red Door is currently seeking individuals to serve on its Board of Directors.   Red Door is looking for those who want to participate in the development of this vibrant and growing organization that provides critical support services to families experiencing homelessness.

Please click here or visit our volunteer webpage to learn more about this unique opportunity and the application process.

March 11th, 2015


We are delighted to announce that the Red Door Family Shelter has been selected as the official charity partner for the Toronto Yonge Street 10k on Sunday April 19, 2015. 

We are looking for volunteers to help out on Race day and also for the two day Expo leading up to the race.  We need volunteers to fill the following shifts:

March 9th, 2015

Architectural renderings of the proposed rebuild of the Red Door Family Shelter by Harhay Construction.

We have wonderful news to share with you!   We have reached an agreement that will secure the future of our shelter at 875 Queen St. E., Toronto.

February 26th, 2015

Our heartfelt thanks to Aunty B for bringing her amazing talent to the Red Door children and youth.   “Aunty B teaches us about Anti Bullying and how to be kind” in a thoughtful and expressive way.  Her show is interactive and loads of fun and the kids had a fantastic time!

Thanks again to Aunty B and all of her remarkable team!