About Flemingdon

Flemingdon Park is a multicultural community in TorontoOntarioCanada, located in the city’s North York district. It is part of the Don Valley West federal and provincial electoral districts, and Ward 26: Don Valley West (South) municipally. It is bordered on the north by Eglinton Avenue East, on the west by the Don River (west branch), and on the east and south by the Don River (east branch). The two branches of the river join at the neighbourhood’s southwest corner. The south border is a parkland access road formerly known as Old Lawrence Avenue. Flemingdon Park is somewhat separated from neighbouring communities by river valleys on three sides, and a light industrial area, now mostly used as corporate offices, next to several railway lines on the north side.

The community derives its name from its original owner, Robert John Fleming, the mayor of Toronto in 1892–1893 and 1896–1897, and the nearby Don River.

TNO @ Flemingdon is located  at 10 Gateway Blvd, Unit 104, M3C 3A1. At the location we provide the following programs: Settlement, Housing, Outreach, Youth and Violence Against Women Program. The Volunteer program provides opportunities for the community members to gain Canadian work place experience, job skills development and broadening social networks. Youth has an opportunity to earn their required 40 hours of community service.

Settlement Program:

The program provides information, support, referral and advocacy on various issues regarding community resources, social services, education, LINC/ESL classes, resume preparation, assistance with completing certain government forms such as sponsorship and citizenship applications, travel documents and permanent resident card applications as well as Immigration and Citizenship matters. The Newcomers Networking Group provides newcomers the opportunity to build networks and improve communication and interpersonal skills. The Community Well-Being Initiative in a partnership with the Flemingdon Health Centre, provides monthly information sessions for newcomers on various topics such as health services, income tax, bed bugs and housing issues. Another project is the Mobile Health Clinic which offers free medical services to the women in the community.

Youth Program:  

The Youth Program provides employment support including resume preparation, mock interviews and job search assistance support, information and advocacy regarding personal, social and academic development, youth activities like civic engagement programs, movies, sports programs, games etc.

Youth Outreach Program:

The Roma Youth Outreach program is a community based program reaching out to and engaging youth from the Roma community. Our goal is to ensure that Roma youth have access to programs, services and opportunities. The program provides a wide range of outreach services to Roma youth and their families to assist them in connecting to community services, navigating the justice system, finding employment, finishing or going back to school and reach their full potential. The program offers game nights, movie nights, Youth lounge (pool table, fooseball table etc.), connecting to recreational programs volunteering and community service opportunities, finding employment, summer jobs, getting back to school, getting access to newcomer services, finding affordable housing or shelter, maintaining healthy relationships, gaining access to counselling at substance use program. The YOW program serves the East Toronto area.

Outreach Program: 

The Outreach program engages community residents through various programs geared towards the needs of children, women and seniors. Some of the programs that are provided at the location are: Tutor Me Please, The Reading Circle, The Women’s Microsoft Program and various special events such as Women’s Henna, Women’s Social Tea and Women’s Movie Night.

Violence Against Women Program:

The Women’s Program raises awareness and connects with the women in the community regarding issues related to domestic violence, women’s rights and options. The program provides individualized support and women’s support groups.

In Flemingdon Park, TNO provides integrated SWIS and LSP settlement services in schools – Grenoble PS, Gateway PS, John XXIII ES, and one library Flemingdon Park Branch. In addition  English Conversation Classes, Citizenship Preparation classes as well as youth and parent driven workshops  are provided.