Gathering Place health services

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

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


  • Bring 1 medium size load per day (5 kg maximum)
  • A sleeping bag or blanket is considered 1 load
  • Make sure laundry contains clothing only (all pockets are empty)
  • If you have or suspect bedbugs, inform the staff in advance for further instructions
  • Each patron is limited to 1 load per day 

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The health centre has 4 shower rooms and 1 accessible shower. Showers operate on a first come, first served basis. The health centre can supply shampoo and towels. Showers are limited to 1 shower per person per day.

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We offer basic haircuts when a licensed hairdresser is available.


We offer foot-care services on a monthly basis. Contact us to inquire about availability.


Free clothing is available in the Gathering Place donation room

Donation days: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 1pm.

A membership card or ID is required to access the donations, where 4 free items of clothing per week can be selected.

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

Other health services

Treatments for lice are available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12pm.