#tbt to when @csmortgagecap sent two of our residents to see the @bluejays whoop the @whitesox last week! As always, we’re grateful for their generosity and their compassion for those experiencing homelessness.
With thanks to the #catherineandmaxwellmeighenfoundation, our main floor washrooms received a major overhaul just in time for the new year! Swipe right to see the transformation.
A key part of our mission is to offer safe shelter for our residents, and we can’t deliver on that without clean washrooms.
As so many of us are heading home for the weekend and the start of the holidays, The Gateway’s Outreach Team is putting in extra hours to check on all our encampment contacts and make sure they’re ok.
Thanks for your hard work Ian & Tim!
Our final move-out of 2022! We snuck this one in just as the snow started falling this morning, and couldn’t be happier to see our friend arrive home in time for the holidays. 🎄🎄 🎄
#housingforall #housingisahumanright #housingjustice
We had a great time at The Gateway’s Staff Christmas Lunch today! On top of thanking everyone for their extremely hard work we also celebrated some significant milestones, with two of our staff reaching ten years at The Gateway, two reaching 15, and two reaching 20!
Wishing everyone all the best this holiday season. ✌🏽
🎥 cred: @graceli7539
Congrats to another Gateway resident on moving into their own apartment! This our second move-out of the month with three more scheduled!
It’s easy to take for granted, but a door that locks and a washroom that isn’t shared are prerequisites for safety, stability, health and wholeness.
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The Gateway Knights are champions once again! After a solid semi-final showing which included a rare 1-4-3-2 triple play, the gang went on to post some big numbers in the finals and cruise comfortably to a 11-6 victory. Special shout-out to our managers @alexmacleod and Marty for their leadership, athleticism and dedication. Another great showing in the Downtown East End Softball League.
We recently gave some new life to our stairwell. Thanks to the amazing @elisegoodhoofd for the design and execution!!
The mural starts at ground level and winds it’s way up all four storeys. It incorporates our mission statement (housing, stability and wholeness), a land acknowledgement, and some of the AA slogans.
The pictures don’t do it justice, but here are a few to give you an idea.
Our FIRST Chapel Service in 2022! Two and a half years later… And it was a huge success! While services are only available to current residents at this time, Alex, our Chaplain, can provide a zoom link for those looking to attend virtually. Chapel services will run on Wednesday evenings at 7PM. You can reach out @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gateway turns 22 today. We haven’t closed our doors once since we opened on February 14th, 2000, and in that time we’ve welcomed more than 10,250 people who’ve experienced homelessness in Toronto.
There’s lots to celebrate, but we also work and pray for a day when homelessness is a thing of the past, and everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home.
The numbers are in from 2021 Santa Shuffle and it was a resounding success once again! THANK YOU to everyone who took part, and ESPECIALLY to our sponsors: @csmortgagecap @fitzroviarealestate & Cover-All Computer Services!! 🥇🥇🥇
We’ve been quiet for a while, but today was a great day at The Gateway and we need to share the wins! A huge thank you to @unityhealthto for organizing and facilitating our on-site vaccination clinic today! A year ago we never would’ve imagined vaccines arriving this soon. We’re feeling incredibly grateful and (somewhat) relieved now that our residents have been able to get their first dose.
Thanks as well to all our supporters and friends out there who’ve been checking in on us. We’re tired, but there’s hope on the horizon and we feel the love! ❤️