Making Strides for Beauty

by: Mel Ng As anyone living or working in Toronto's downtown core knows, green spaces are precious in a concrete jungle. The streets around Sanctuary in particular are rapidly getting built up! We're blessed with a plot of green space at the back of our...

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Making Strides for Homes

by: Greg Cook I love my home. I think it is great that I have a quiet space where I can leisurely drink some coffee each morning. A warm space where I can have intimate conversations with my family and periodically invite close friends over for...

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Making Strides for Art

“But I found more about myself, I’m pretty artistic, man, I didn’t know that and it’s just awesome.” Quote from a participant in our Fairy Tale workshop in the spring of 2017, courtesy of Blake, Ainsworth and Huang.     When you hear something like the quotation...

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Sanctuary Easter Video Project

https://vimeo.com/262493978 I know. That isn't the most exciting name for a project. But exciting or not, it was an incredibly fun and rewarding project to work on. Essentially the Sanctuary community told the story of the Passion of Jesus from the garden to the...

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Re-Opening

Dear Friends, Our community meals and group activities at Sanctuary have been closed a long time. Our staff team have felt the pain of the closure and we know that many of you have felt it too. Thank you for your patience during this time. As indicated in previous...

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We’re closing until August 8th

Dear Friends, Some of you will have heard that we have recently made a sudden decision to close down our drop-in programs for a period of seven weeks this summer. Our intention is to reopen on Tuesday, August 8. This decision should – rightly – come as a surprise to...

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Sanctuary [a poem]

When Janice Towndrow, author of the lovely poem you see here, saw this flowering tree in our alley, her breath caught in her throat and she exclaimed, ‘talk about God in the alley!’ Sanctuary Beneath the city’s lofty shafts Steel glazed with darkling panes Sits a...

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