Update on Friends of Ruby services

In order to follow updated guidelines from Toronto Public Health and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Friends of Ruby is asking that folks visiting Friends of Ruby Drop-In Center for appointments, programming, or groceries to wear a mask. This helps us protect each other and ensures our staff are healthy and able to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, as COVID-19 and Flu cases continue to rise in many of our communities.

Virtual programs are still on and you can still set up meetings with counsellors and case managers. If you have any questions about programs and services at this time, or require information about accessing essential services, please reach out: info@friendsofruby.ca, drop-in@friendsofruby.ca or call during drop-in hours, 416-359-0237.  

Updated drop-in hours: The drop-in space is open for use of washrooms, phones and computers, laundry, grocery pickup, and meal services. We host Grocery Days on Fridays from 1:30PM-6:00PM. We highly encourage participants to wear a mask at all times while in the drop-in and to maintain proper hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Monday – 11:30am-6:30pm  

Tuesday – 11:00am-6:30pm  

Wednesday – 11:00am-6:30pm  

Thursday – 11:00am-6:30pm 

Friday – 11:00am-6:30pm 

Weekend Drop-In Center Hours (4-month pilot project until March 27, 2024 Funded by City of Toronto):

Saturday – 12:30am-9:30pm 

Sunday – 12:30am-9:30pm 

Service updates:  

  • Drop-in space is open for all services (computer/phone usage, laundry and programming) 
  • Groceries, grab-and-go meals, snacks, harm reduction kits, menstrual kits, and personal care products will be available

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:  

  • As COVID-19 and Flu cases continue to rise in many of our communities, we are asking that folks visiting Friends of Ruby for appointments, programming, or groceries wear a mask. This helps us protect each other and ensures our staff are healthy and able to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
  • The drop-in space is open for use of washrooms, phones and computers, laundry, grocery pickup, and meal services. We host Grocery Days on Fridays from 1:30PM-6:00PM. We highly encourage participants to wear a mask at all times while in the drop-in and to maintain proper hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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