Gathering Place health services

COVID-19 update: Gathering Place

Programming remains limited. It will gradually be restored in-line with public health guidelines. We're currently offering:


  • 9am to noon


  • Noon to 1:25pm
  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm


  • 4:30pm to 7pm

Meal service is closed from 1:25pm to 2:30pm

Hand-washing and sanitizing options are provided before and after receiving meals. 

Shower service daily between 9am and 5:30pm - first come, first serve.

Laundry sign-up times:

  • 8:45am to 9:45am
  • Noon to 12:45pm
  • 3:30pm to 4pm

Laundry pick-up times:

  • 2pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 6pm

Drop in space:

  • 9:15am to 2:30pm
  • 3:30pm to 7:45pm

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COVID 19 phase 3 safety plan (1 MB)

The Gathering Place health centre offers free laundry and shower facilities and other basic hygiene services including access to clothing, and delousing.

Low-cost supplies like toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softener are sold.

Show ID or a membership card to access our laundry facilities and showers.


The Gathering Place laundry facilities are open from 10:00am — 6:00pm daily. Detergent is supplied.

Laundry must be washed, dried, and picked up on the same day. Each patron is limited to one load per day. Sleeping bags can be washed between 10:00am — 11:00am.

Laundry takes around 90 minutes to wash and dry. Borrow a bathrobe and slippers from the health centre while you wait for your laundry to finish. Get your last load into the machine by 6:00pm and pick up by 7:30pm.


The health centre has four shower rooms and one accessible shower and bathtub. Showers operate on a first come, first served basis. The health centre can supply shampoo and towels.


We offer basic haircuts when a licensed hairdresser is available.


Free clothing is available in the Gathering Place donation room

Donation room: A membership card is required to access the donation room, where two free items of clothing per week can be selected.

Items to borrow: Items include men's suits, shoe care equipment, and clothing irons.

Sewing and mending: When a volunteer with sewing skills is available, the health centre offers basic clothing repairs.

Other health services

Treatments for scabies and lice are available by appointment.