COVID-19 Community Unsheltered Supports

Washroom and Shower Access


May 15th, 2020

LocationCurrent Status
The Back Door Mission
66 Simcoe St S, Oshawa

Mission United
MISSION UNITED is open at the Backdoor Mission. The Backdoor Mission is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Washrooms will be open all day until 7:00 pm.

Other programming (below)
will run from
10 am – 3 pm
Monday to Friday.

All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 testing and linked with assessments and isolation locations if necessary. Visitors will have access to several stations:

•Hot Lunch Program (10 am – 1pm), and food Basket
•Crisis Support and Safe Sleep
•Health Clinic for primary care and psychiatric support
•Withdrawal Management & Harm Reduction
•Housing Navigation & Supplies (Housing, Find a Bed, Outdoor
Gate 3:16
64 Albany St, Oshawa
We now are in our regular hours during the week:
Monday to Thursday 8am to 2pm
Friday 8am to 1pm
Saturdays; Every Second and Fourth Saturday of each month we serve lunch at approximately 11 / 11:30 am and we are usually finished by the latest 2pm. This is hosted by a local church located in Whitby and on our premises.
Sundays Every Sunday at 3pm, a Pastor comes from a local church to our premises. He conducts a quick church service and then serves a BBQ / meal.

•Free laundry services.
•Showers and washrooms available during opening hours.
•Clothing is also distributed on Tuesdays only.
The Refuge
300 Court St, Oshawa
Given the move to Phase 2 and that many locations have reopened for washrooms, The Refuge will be going back to
Serving youth aged 16-26 only,
• Monday to Friday breakfast and lunch will be served on our backyard patio.
• Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Bathroom will remain open between 9:00am-2pm. Shower will be available (only one shower stall available) while we are open.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfast and Lunch 9-2.
Shower 9-2
Washroom 9-3:30


April 22nd, 2020

LocationCurrent Status

Iroquois Park Sport Centre and McKinney Centre
Parking Lot

500 Victoria St W, Whitby
Whitby has now put out porta-potties in the parking lot of Iroquois Park Sport Centre and McKinney Centre for unsheltered access.

They would like to direct anyone needing to shower to one of the other sites as they are primarily focused on transportation workers (truck drivers) as per their press release this week.


May 14th, 2020

LocationCurrent Status
Ajax Community Centre Hygiene Hub
75 Centennial Road, Ajax
VHA Home Health Care is coordinating ARI screening and direction to Public Health for COVID positive clients.
We are also offering box lunches, snacks, and beverages on-site as well as, shower and bathroom facilities “Ajax Hygiene Hub”. Cell phone charging and Wi-Fi available onsite.
Additionally there are VHA staff on-site for connections to referrals,
community resources and informal counselling.
We are also accepting donations at the main entrance of the Center to
support the Ajax Community Center and Dunbarton High school hygiene Hubs. The Public can contact Ajax Community Center for more information
Operating hours are Monday – Friday from 9am -1 pm. There are 24 hour porta-potty units in the parking lot of the Ajax Community Centre.
Christian Faith Outreach Centre- Doors of Compassion
158 Harwood Ave S, Ajax
CFOC-DOC is open:
5pm – 7pm
12:00pm – 4pm
for light refreshments, warm-up, phone charging and washrooms.


May 22nd, 2020

LocationCurrent Status
Pickering Hygiene Outreach Program
Dunbarton Indoor Pool is located at 655 Sheppard Avenue,
Will be closing due to lack of use. Please refer people to the Ajax Hygiene Hub or Mission United effective immediately.