Since 2005, the Out of the Cold (OOTC) Program has been operating at Knox United Church in Scarborough. From early November to mid-April, the shelter is entirely staffed by volunteers from faith based and community organizations to provide a hot and nourishing meal, hospitality, socialization and safety. Sleepover accommodation is provided to 30 guests along with Saturday breakfast and a subway token. The Knox Closet relies on donations from individuals and corporations. In need items include shelter kits for men and women, lip balms, personal care essentials and winter warmth items such as hats, gloves and scarves.

We appreciate your involvement in Helping to Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Guests.

If you would like to get involved in a kit packing event for the Knox Out of the Cold please call 877-868-5655 (toll free) or email Jody Steinhauer at To learn more about how you can get involved with the Knox Out of the Cold click here.

Learn More about Knox United Church – Out of the Cold Program

Midland Ave, Toronto, ON

Suggested Kits


Feminine Hygiene Empowerment Kit


Men’s Shelter Kit


Women’s Shelter Kit


Winter Warmth Kit

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890 Caledonia Road Toronto, Ontario M6B 3Y1 Canada