Friends of Ruby

Friends of Ruby is a drop-in and counselling centre located in Toronto's Corktown. We provide meals, activities, support groups and community for vulnerable LGBTQI2S youth 16-29. We also offer no-cost, low-barrier, one-on-one counselling, as well as support with gender identity or transition, and help accessing housing, health care and employment.

489 Queen Street East - Lower Level
Toronto, ON M5A1V1
Phone: 4163590237
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Ages Served: 16-29
Fees: Free
Hours: Drop-in hours: Mondays – 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Tuesdays – 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & Person of Color) Only Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Thursdays – 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Fridays – 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Counselling (by appointment only): Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Crisis Spots available Monday to Friday - please call in advance to check availability or stop in for support from our Drop-In Staff.
Languages: Spanish
Regions Served: Toronto
Type of Service: Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Mental Health
Communities Served: Open to All Genders, Open to All Sexualities, Open to All Races, Toronto


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
Childcare: No
Food: Meals provided, Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: One-way reimbursements
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info: There is currently no outside signage at Friends of Ruby (489 Queen Street East); external entrances to the building are locked between 5pm and 8am during the week and the building is fully locked on weekends; for access after 5pm user buzzer code 1006 at the front entrance or use the secondary entrance (not accessible - stairs only) through the parking lot at rear of building.