In response to the six-alarm fire on September 24, 2010 at 200 Wellesley St. E., The 519, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing are working together to coordinate donations from members of the public.
The City has set up a bank account to accept monetary donations. Gift cards for grocery, department and drug stores as well as cheques can be dropped off to City staff at The 519, the Wellesley Community Centre at 495 Sherbourne St, or mailed to the Toronto Office of Partnerships, Metro Hall, First Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto ON M5V 3C6. Cheques should be made out to the City of Toronto, 200 Wellesley fire. The donation is tax deductible. Donors should include their full name and address in order to receive a tax receipt.
Donations of clothing and other items can no longer be accepted.
Drop off and pickup hours at The 519 are as follows:
- Sunday 12 noon - 5pm
- Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm
- Weekends 10am - 5pm
More information is available from the City of Toronto here: