Read more about the neighbourhood's history, anti-poverty activism and the people working to ensure that everyone can benefit from Parkdale's ongoing transformation.
With over 59,000 members across Canada, The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is an independent national organization of low and moderate-income families campaigning for issues of social and economic justice. ACORN Toronto was founded in 2004 and has been active in changing minimum wages laws, apartment building standards, and loan regulations.
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Since 1971, PCLS has delivered poverty law services to low-income residents of Parkdale, providing legal representation and education in areas including social assistance, workers' rights, tenants' rights, immigration and refugee claims, mental health law, and domestic violence issues.