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September 26, 2010
200 Wellesley St. E. fire update
In response to the six-alarm fire on September 24, 2010 at 200 Wellesley Street, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing are working together to coordinate donations from members of the public.

The City has set up a bank account to accept monetary donations. Cheques should be made out to the City of Toronto, 200 Wellesley St. E. fire. The donation is tax deductible. Donors should include their full name and address in order to receive a tax receipt. Cheques can be dropped off to City staff at the Wellesley Community Centre at 495 Sherbourne St, or mailed to the Toronto Office of Partnerships, Metro Hall, First Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto ON M5V 3C6.

Gift cards for grocery, department and drug stores are also being accepted.

Donations of cheques, gift cards and clothing are being accepted at 519 Church Street.

Items most needed include: new underwear and socks for men and women regular and plus sizes; gently used outside clothing (jackets etc.); older boys clothing; blankets and towels; school supplies; back packs; toiletries; and shoes. Baby clothes and furniture are not a high priority at this time.

Drop off and pickup hours at 519 Church Street:

Sunday 12 noon - 5pm
Monday to Friday 9 am - 9pm
Weekends 10 am - 5pm

Residents of 200 Wellesley can pick up donated items at the Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne St) and the U of T Exam Centre (255 McCaul St). Residents are asked to bring their yellow registration card.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants, about 6% of the city's population, with low and moderate incomes. Toronto Community Housing employs 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs who deliver its mandate to provide quality housing and build great neighbourhoods. Toronto Community Housing is one of Canada's 2010 Top 100 Employers.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich
City of Toronto



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