“The Space is fantastic, more spacious! Community Members can easily navigate through the Essentials Market“


“En mi experiencia, es un lugar más amplio a comparación del que estabamos habituados, permitiendo construir un sentimiento de comunidad mientras compartimos más actividades :) Me siento feliz de estar aquí. 

Estefania Bustamante Guzman

“The Essentials Market is now biggerm bright and has natural light. We now have more room and we can not bump into each other”

Sunny Gu

"This is a refreshing and enabling space where equality, diversity and community exist" Jamieson






Don't miss the December events.

Children's Holiday Party

Date: 17th Dec 2023

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: 163 Queen St. E, 4th Floor.

Sign up by;

Calling: 416 506 1400 EXT 209

Form: or in person at our front desk. 

Starry Night

Date: 16 Dec 2023

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 163 Queen St. E, 4th Floor.

Sign up by;

Calling: 416 506 1400 EXT 209

Form: or in person at our front desk.


Coronation 37: @ticot_life The Crowns That Care Gala

Funds raised at this Gala benefit us in being able to serve our community members' needs, which are unique and on the rise.

Have a glance at the

Hosted Deloitte volunteers

They spent the day with us helping with:-

- Wrapping the Joy Drive boxes

- Serving our community members at the Essentials Market


AIDS 2024

AIDS 2024, the 25th International AIDS Conference, will take place in Munich, Germany, and virtually from 22 to 26 July 2024.

An estimated 15,000 participants from around the world will attend AIDS 2024, and the great majority will do so in person.

Check it out here!

The Village Pharmacy

DoxyPEP to Prevent STIs

STIs affect men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans women more than other populations. Contracting an STI also results in an elevated risk of contracting HIV if you are in this group. Read more.


Based in Toronto but global in outlook, pozcast challenges the status quo and celebrates people living and thriving with HIV.

Host James Watson and his guests explore what it means to be poz and share stories of resilience, courage, and resolve.

Pozcast gets upfront and personal on issues that matter to the HIV community through candid conversations about health, work, love and life.

Click here for Pozcast
TNG’s Youth Works training program


We hope this message finds you well. We are happy to share with you an invaluable resource of our LLC Campaign aimed at raising awareness and empowering the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities regarding HIV self testing.


This informative and user-friendly video guide communities the step-by-step process of HIV self testing using the testing kit. The video is specifically developed to provide clear instructions and guidance throughout the self testing procedure.


We kindly request you to share this video within your organization social media and among your networks. Your support in disseminating this crucial information will significantly contribute to increasing awareness and fostering a proactive approach to HIV testing within the ACB communities.


Please feel free to share it through your organization's website, social media platforms, or any other relevant channels.


Thank you for your dedication to serving our communities and for your ongoing commitment to support ACB communities.


If you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Click here to access campaign material.

During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government extended health care services to everyone living in Ontario regardless of their immigration status through the Physicians and Hospital Services for the Uninsured Program (PHSUP). This program was far from perfect, but for the first time, it enabled thousands of people to access care based on their need and not on their ability to pay. 

When the Ford government cut the PHSUP in March of 2023, they critically endangered the lives of those who had been using the program to access life saving care, and prohibited thousands more people from accessing care in future. Some people were in the middle of chemo treatment, others were scheduled for C-sections in the following days or weeks. These are just a few examples of how lives were immediately jeopardized by Premier Ford’s reckless and heartless decision.

Extending public healthcare coverage (also known as OHIP) to everyone living or working in Ontario is a life-saving measure that would improve individual and public health, and go a long way in building stronger and healthier communities for all. By ensuring timely access to preventative care this move would also lessen the growing strain on our already overburdened emergency departments and hospitals.

We need to pressure the Ford government to reinstate the PHSUP as an immediate first step, and to ultimately expand universal healthcare access to everyone in Ontario regardless of immigration status.

Click here to email your MPP

In partnership, Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank have released Who's Hungry 2023 - a profile of food insecurity and poverty in the City of Toronto. This year's report is a call to action from a city in crisis.  

Skyrocketing housing costs, food inflation, stagnating wages and insufficient income supports are pushing more and more households into poverty. Today, one in ten people in Toronto have to rely on food banks - twice as many as the year prior. In the last year, there has been a 51% increase in client visits to Toronto food banks reaching an astounding 2.53 million. 

Checkout the report