“Rooted in the spirit of the Beatitudes, the Gathering Place is a community service centre committed to the Christian principle of building community promoting equality and providing nourishment for those seeking respite from isolation and loneliness.”
The Gathering Place is venture sponsored, financed and staffed by the Presentation and Mercy Sisters and supported by the five inner city parishes (St. Thomas, The Basilica, St. Patrick's, The Anglican Cathedral and St. Michael and All Angels). The availability and generosity of the volunteers contribute greatly to the spirit of the community centre.
What we offer
- warm, friendly, caring, environment
- nourishment in form of meals or snacks
- opportunities to form community and foster relationships
- education around stress management
- drug awareness
- tenants' rights
- literacy teaching
The Gathering Place was awarded Citizen of the Year in April 2014 (pdf)
The latest news on the Gathering Place and other ministries is posted on our
What's Happening page.