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COVID-19 Important Announcement about our Programs

Haven on the Queensway will continue to serve our clients and community to the best of our abilities.  

​We will be taking the necessary precautions in order to keep our staff, volunteers and clients safe and healthy.  

​Our food bank will continue to serve clients by appointment and pick up only.

Effective immediately, our Haven’s Closet (Clothing Boutique) will be closed until further notice.  If you had a scheduled appointment, you will be contacted to reschedule.  

First care will continue to serve clients by appointment and pick up only.  If you are a first-time client, you will be contacted to reschedule your appointment or to address your immediate needs.

How do I access the Haven services?


To use our family services (Food Bank, Haven Closet, First Care) you are required to book an appointment.

Please call (416)-640-2005, Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.




Where is the Haven on the Queensway located?


Haven on the Queensway, 1533 The Queensway. Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1T8

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Food bank: Wednesdays 10:30 am to 4:00 pm




How do I get to Haven on the Queensway?


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Hwy 401 East or West

Take Hwy 401 to Hwy 427 South to Queensway Avenue.

Turn left on Queensway, go through 4 sets of lights. The Haven is on the right (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

From QEW Hamilton

Take the QEW West to Kipling Avenue North.

At Queensway Avenue turn left at the lights, go over the bridge. The Haven is on the left (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

T.T.C. DIRECTIONS:

From Kipling Subway

Take 44 South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the third bus stop (Algie Ave) or you can walk just over the bridge (10 minutes). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Islington Subway

Take the Islington 110A or 110B South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the sixth bus stop (Algie Ave). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Keele Subway

Take the 80 Queensway going West and get off at the Algie Ave stop. The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.





FOOD BANK​

COVID-19: Our food bank will continue to serve clients by appointment and pick up only. Groceries will be prepacked, and no client’s bags will be allowed in our facilities.

How do I access the Haven services?


To use our family services (Food Bank, Haven Closet, First Care) you are required to book an appointment.

Please call (416)-640-2005, Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.




Where is the Haven on the Queensway located?


Haven on the Queensway, 1533 The Queensway. Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1T8

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Food bank: Wednesdays 10:30 am to 4:00 pm




How do I get to Haven on the Queensway?


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Hwy 401 East or West

Take Hwy 401 to Hwy 427 South to Queensway Avenue.

Turn left on Queensway, go through 4 sets of lights. The Haven is on the right (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

From QEW Hamilton

Take the QEW West to Kipling Avenue North.

At Queensway Avenue turn left at the lights, go over the bridge. The Haven is on the left (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

T.T.C. DIRECTIONS:

From Kipling Subway

Take 44 South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the third bus stop (Algie Ave) or you can walk just over the bridge (10 minutes). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Islington Subway

Take the Islington 110A or 110B South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the sixth bus stop (Algie Ave). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Keele Subway

Take the 80 Queensway going West and get off at the Algie Ave stop. The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.





How do I apply to access the Haven’s Haven Closet?


The Clothing Closet is a free service for you and your immediate family. To determine whether you qualify to use this service, we ask you to provide us with the following information:

Proof of address: A copy of lease agreement

Proof of ID for every member of the family

Proof of income: Full-time or Part-time employment, ODSP, Ontario Works, Student Loans, etc.

Proof of expenses: Hydro, gas, water, rent.

Two months worth of bank statement.




Which days is the Haven Closet open?


The Clothing Closet is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. To book an appointment please call (416)-640-2005, Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm




Do I need to schedule an appointment?


Yes, to receive the Haven Closet service you are required to book an appointment. Please call (416)-640-2005, Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to make an appointment.





HAVEN'S CLOSET

FIRST CARE

COVID-19: First Care will continue to serve clients by appointment and pick up only.  If you are a first-time client, you will be contacted to reschedule your appointment or to address your immediate needs.

How do I access the Haven services?


To use our family services (Food Bank, Haven Closet, First Care) you are required to book an appointment.

Please call (416)-640-2005, Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.




Where is the Haven on the Queensway located?


Haven on the Queensway, 1533 The Queensway. Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1T8

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Food bank: Wednesdays 10:30 am to 4:00 pm




How do I get to Haven on the Queensway?


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Hwy 401 East or West

Take Hwy 401 to Hwy 427 South to Queensway Avenue.

Turn left on Queensway, go through 4 sets of lights. The Haven is on the right (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

From QEW Hamilton

Take the QEW West to Kipling Avenue North.

At Queensway Avenue turn left at the lights, go over the bridge. The Haven is on the left (South side) and is located one block West of IKEA.

T.T.C. DIRECTIONS:

From Kipling Subway

Take 44 South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the third bus stop (Algie Ave) or you can walk just over the bridge (10 minutes). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Islington Subway

Take the Islington 110A or 110B South and get off at Queensway Avenue.

Take the Queensway 80 going West on the Queensway.

Get off at the sixth bus stop (Algie Ave). The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.

From Keele Subway

Take the 80 Queensway going West and get off at the Algie Ave stop. The Haven is located one block West of IKEA.





DONORS​

COVID-19 Please help us help those in need at this critical time. The need is increasing rapidly, and our front-line workers are doing their best to distribute food safely and quickly as the numbers are increasing. Your donated funds will help us to keep running our programs related to essential services!

How can I volunteer at the Haven?


We are always looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to support our community through the Haven’s programs.

Please fill out your application form at havenontheq.com/volunteer and you will be contacted to let you know the current volunteer opportunities at the Haven.





VOLUNTEERS

COVID-19:  During the pandemic, we are still accepting applications. Please note that our volunteers may require to be exposed to the public. The Haven is taking the necessary precautions in order to keep our staff, volunteers and clients safe and healthy.

How can I volunteer at the Haven?


We are always looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to support our community through the Haven’s programs.

Please fill out your application form at havenontheq.com/volunteer and you will be contacted to let you know the current volunteer opportunities at the Haven.





 
 
 
 
 

© 2020 Haven on the Queensway 

1533 The Queensway

Toronto, Ontario M8Z 1T8

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Phone: 416-640-2005

Email: info@havenontheq.com

Charitable Number: 80409 5214 RR0001