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Offering services where they’re most needed: working within the community

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Part of what access to justice means is making legal services better available to people where they can get to them.

Across the GTA, Legal Aid Ontario has a number of projects where we bring our services to where people who need them are more easily able to access them—whether that’s at drop-in centre for people with mental health issues or at local community centres.

Here’s a spotlight on just a few of our current projects in the GTA. Please call ahead to book an appointment.

Toronto Central

LAO partners with a community mental health agency to help clients managing mental health and addictions disabilities and who are living on the street with legal problems.

Sound Times Support Services
280 Parliament St.
416-979-1700 ext. 231

LAO has a staff lawyer who can represent or give legal advice to homeless clients facing ‘nuisance charges’ i.e. panhandling & public intoxication in Provincial Offences Court. Make sure you call ahead to make an appointment. Services are available every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Old City Hall
60 Queen St. W.
416-735-0379

Toronto North

Across Scarborough, Toronto and Etobicoke, LAO has two staff lawyers specializing in family law who will go to where the client is. These lawyers can provide legal advice and help with document preparation.

You do have to book ahead by calling 416-696-2992 and arranging for an appointment at one of the following locations:

Flemingdon Community Legal Services
1 Leaside Park Dr., Suite 1
Toronto

Scarborough Community Legal Services
695 Markham Rd., Suite 9
Scarborough

West Scarborough Community Legal Services
425 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 201
Scarborough

East Toronto Community Legal Services
1320 Gerrard Street East
Toronto

East Scarborough Storefront
4040 Lawrence Ave. E.
Scarborough

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic
21 Panorama Court, Suite 24
Etobicoke

LAMP Community Health Centre
185 Fifth St.
Etobicoke

Women’s Habitat
140 Islington Ave.
Etobicoke

Peel York

Across the Peel York district, a family advice lawyer travels to various community hubs and legal clinics to meet with clients—usually on an appointment basis.

This lawyer can answer any questions you have about separation, divorce, custody, co-parenting, access, and any other family law question you may have.

Safe Centre of Peel
60 West Drive, Suite 110
Brampton
905-450-4650

York Region Centre for Community Centre
16775 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Newmarket
905-836-7601

Community Legal Clinic of York Region
21 Dunlop Street
Richmond Hill
905-508-5018

Mississauga Community Legal Services
130 Dundas Street East, Suite 504
Mississauga
905-896-2050
Walk-in only – first come, first serve
Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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