Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold - York Region

Site: Mailing Address

Service: Overnight Hostels

Record Details
Alternate Name Mosaic Interfaith ; Out of the Cold
Office Phone 416-948-6682
Toll Free Phone Assessment and Referral Centre 1-877-338-3398
Fax 905-763-9296
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Rehana Sumar, Program Manager; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Federal ; Donations - cash, blankets, clothing, socks/underwear, sleeping bags, carrying bags, boots and other items. ; Private
Description (Service) Provide safe refuge, warm hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless or those in need of food/clothing * the central coordinating body that provides emergency shelters in coordination with 50 inter-faith communities - The Jaffari Islamic Centre, Temple Har Zion, Thornhill United Church, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, St. Luke's Catholic Church, Vaughan Community Church, St. Marys Anglican Church, Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, Emanuel Anglican Church, Bridge Markham Community Church, Toronto Christian Community Church and Ahmadiya Islamic Community * overnight shelters are operated 7 nights per week during the coldest months of the year (November to March) at the 10 host community sites * approximately 50 men and women are served a sit-down meal, provided with clean clothes, entertainment such as movies and music, and overnight accommodation * each night up to 30 people sleep overnight, eat a full breakfast, are provided with a bagged lunch, and public transportation tokens; 
Transportation to all sites from St. George's Anglican Church (5350 Yonge St., North York, at corner of Yonge St. and Church Avenue) Sun-Fi from 4 - 6 pm and Sat from 6 - 7 pm; 
TTC Tokens tokens provided to guests staying overnight * MIOTC reserves right to distribute tokens and tickets only to guests deemed in need; 
Showers available at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Toronto Christian Church, Jaffari Islamic Centre, Ahmadiya Islamic Community; 
Bridge Markham Community Church , 5440 16th Avenue, Markham (north east corner of McCowan and 16th) * Monday nights 4:30 pm-7:30 am * Nov 20 - Jan 15 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
St. Mary's Anglican Church , 10030 Yonge Street, Vaughan: Monday Nights 4:30 pm-7:30 am, January 22 - March 26 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Vaughan Community Church , 200 Racco Parkway, Vaughan: Tuesday Nights 4:30 pm-8 am, Nov 21 - Jan 16 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Jaffari Islamic Education & Culture Centre, 9000 Bathurst Street (North of Hwy 7), Richmond Hill: every Tuesday 4:30 pm-8 am, Jan 23 - Mar 27 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue (north of Steeles), Thornhill: every Wednesday 4:30 pm-7:30 am, Nov 22 - Jan 10 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd. Markham: Wednesday nights 4:30 pm-8 am, Jan 17 - Mar 28 * 30 beds * overnight guests only ; 
Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd. Markham: Saturday nights 6 pm-8 am, January 6 - Mar 31 * 25 beds * overnight guests only ; 
St. Luke's Catholic Church, 39 Greenlane (off Bayview, one light North of John Street), Thornhill: every Thursday 4:30 pm-8 am, Nov 16 - Jan 25 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests * closed Dec 21 & Dec 28
Ahmadiya Muslim Community, 10610 Jane Street, Maple: Thursday nights 4:30 pm-8 am, Feb 1 - Mar 29 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Thornhill United Church, 25 Elgin Street * Friday nights 4:30 pm-8 am, Jan 12 - Mar 16 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ; 
Toronto Christian Community Church, 100 Acadia Ave. Markham: Sunday nights 4:30 pm-8 am, Jan 14 - Mar 18 * 30 beds and 50 dinner guests ;
Hours Office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Males and females over the age of 18 years * serves people from all walks of life with diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds * shelters primarily serve York Region's southern municipalities
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community York Region
Mailing Address 9251 Yonge Street, Suite 8-104 
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9T3
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; varies with location * phone ahead for accessibility information
Service Categories Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Homeless Men ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Homeless Women


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