Crisis Services

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If you need immediate support, please contact:

The Toronto Distress Hotline: 416-408-HELP (4357)

They are available 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Gerstein Substance-Use Crisis Centre

100 Charles St. East

Support for anyone having a Drug-related crisisAfter-hours Crisis 416-929-5200

  • After-hours Crisis 416-929-5200
  • Daytime Crisis Line Mon-Fri 9-5 pm: 416- 929-0149 ext. 235
  • Crisis Worker Mobile Units 647-637-2678 / 647-215-5386
  • Community Visits
  • 10-Bed Short Stay Residence

All emergencies call 9-1-1

Distress Centre Hotline (Step before 911): 416-408-HELP (4357)

Police (non-emergency; not life threatening): 416-808-2222

Good Samaritan Overdose Act

If you see an overdose in action, call 9-1-1. The Act exempts anyone who calls emergency help from police charges of simple possession of illegal drugs, as well as pre-trial release, probation orders, conditional sentencing, or parole violations related to simple possession. This exemption applies to yourself or anyone you are calling 9-1-1 for. It applies to anyone else at the scene when emergency help arrives. Click here to read the Act.

Hospitals (Emergency Departments) (24/7)

St. Michael’s: 416-864-5094

Toronto East General: 416-469-6435

Toronto General: 416-340-3946

Toronto Western: 416-603-5757